Hasbro Resurrects HeroQuest Board Game After 30 Years, Coming 2021

Any self-respecting ’80s kid would remember the heyday of HeroQuest by Milton Bradley and Games Workshop. The Dungeons & Dragons-esque board game inspired by the likes of Conan the Barbarian, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth will soon be making a return to the tabletop as a reboot by Hasbro under its Hasbro Pulse crowdfunding campaign.

For the uninitiated, HeroQuest is a cooperative dungeon-crawling board game where players take on the role of Heroes. They will then take on quests by exploring dungeons on the modular board by rolling a pair of six-sided dice, getting past doors (which have their own physical miniatures), slaying monsters, getting the treasure, and leveling up, rinse and repeat.

The crowdfunding campaign has a goal of US$1 million, with over US$780,000 pledged at the time of writing. The project has until 6 November 2020 at 11:59PM EST to reach its funding goal (though at this rate we imagine it’ll far surpass that goal by then). After which, a successful campaign could see a retail release as early as late 2021.

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For those interested in backing the HeroQuest reboot, there are two pledge tiers in the campaign. Here’s what you get for pledging each tier:

  • Heroic Tier (US$99.99)
    • Core game (71 highly detailed character and furniture miniatures)
    • 4 bonus hero miniatures (basically alternate genders of each base Hero)
    • 1 exclusive miniature only available during the HasLab campaign
  • Mythic Tier (US$149.99)
    • Includes everything in the Heroic Tier, plus
    • 2 expansions (Return of the Witch Lord, Kellar’s Keep)
    • 2 more exclusive miniatures
    • All unlocked stretch goals
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More details about the HeroQuest reboot will be unveiled at the Hasbro PulseCon digital event happening on 25 – 26 September.

Deep inside another dimension, face battling barbarians and evil magic on a quest for adventure in a maze of monsters….

Posted by Hasbro Pulse on Tuesday, September 22, 2020


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