I don't know why games like this aren't produced anymore, (don't say computer games - that's not an argument as us tabletop/board gamers would all just play computer games and not tabletop games if that was the case!) they are the perfect gateway to tabletop war gaming for young children. I thought it would have been in Games Workshops best interests to continue to support games such as these? As I understand it Milton-Bradley (in conjunction with GW) who owned the rights to Hero Quest was bought out by Hasbro. I wrote to Hasbro NZ about 4 months ago inquiring as to whether they would produce Hero Quest (HQ) in the future - I have not yet received a reply. perhaps I'll write them a follow up soon...
Now 20 years later - after losing all my initial HQ due to moving about during my late teens/early 20's I have now put together a complete collection of the original box sets. At the moment my girlfriend, flat-mate and me are working our way through the complete storyline every Sunday night. Currently we are still on the initial quest book.
|My complete collection...|
|About to start the "Castle of Mystery"|
|Castle of Mystery further in...the dwarf Markus meets a horrible end for being a greedy...well...dwarf.|
|The "Bastion of Chaos" one of my favourites from the original quest book...|
This site also enables you to download a small programme so you can design your own quests/campaigns!
Coming up I'll be blogging about a day of warhammer that was held at my house, just a brief overview as my mate J.B will do some more extensive coverage on NZ Hammered.
That's it for now - long live Hero Quest!