HeroQuest is being relaunched, Hasbro has now announced through its Avalon Hill brand. For around a week and a half, a website set up especially for the board game had been showing a “counter” that counted down to the second - until now. It is now certain that HeroQuest will get a reboot, provided there are enough supporters.


HeroQuest, the board game that popularized the dungeon crawler genre in the late 1980s, has made the leap into the modern age. For years, fans of the classic had hoped for a new edition or a completely redesigned remake of the board game, but Hasbro is now officially fulfilling their wish. Without a gray area, without disputes about licenses.

HeroQuest: US $ 1.000.000 required

As the US toy giant has now announced, HeroQuest is getting a new edition, but Hasbro will tie it to swarm financing. Accordingly, fans can support the project through “Hasbro Pulse”, the prices are 99,99 US dollars for the Heroic version and 149,99 US dollars for the Mythic version. Orders can be placed until November 6th. Hasbro is actually linking the realization of HeroQuest to a crowdfunding campaign. There have been rumors about this in the past few days.

Unless the HeroQuest campaign reaches one million US dollars within 45 days, the amounts are debited from the fans, if the sum is lower, the project is considered to have failed, at least for the time being. There is one restriction, however: only fans from the United States and Canada can take part. Delivery of the board game is then scheduled for autumn 2021.

The HeroQuest relaunch sticks closely to the original. Copyright: Hasbro

The HeroQuest relaunch sticks closely to the original. Copyright: Hasbro

Hasbro heralds the new age for HeroQuest with a trailer, which seems to differ visually from the nostalgic version: The miniatures and dungeon parts are more detailed and modern, otherwise HeroQuest looks at least superficially like HeroQuest, Hasbro does not seem to be doing experiments . Still, there will be some "Quality of Life" improvements, most notably to the game board. The adjustments to the dungeon interior, which existed as cardboard in the original game, but has now been replaced by a 3D model, are clearly visible.

The two versions differ in terms of their content: The Heroic variant consists of the basic game plus a few goodies, with “Mythic” two expansions and two special miniatures are added.

The brand manager of the game then gives a hint: He says that there will be content within the framework of Haslab crowdfunding that will only be available as part of the campaign. So maybe HeroQuest will find its way into the trade sooner or later, at least there is a chance.

The nostalgic charm has stuck to the fantasy role-playing game for decades. HeroQuest was released in 1989. The project was made possible by a cooperation between Milton Bradly, MB Spiele, and Games Workshop. Steven Baker's board game appeared in various languages, including in Europe and Australia. Around four years later, the production of HeroQuest was finally stopped.

What the Haslab team explains about HeroQuest can be seen in a video starting at 9:30 a.m.:

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If it is successful, HeroQuest will be released via the Hasbro label Avalon Hill, once an independent American provider of strategic board games (including Diplomacy or Civilization), which was dissolved in 1998 and now at least continues to exist as a brand under Hasbro.

For further information, please visit heroquest.avalonhill.com/en-us.


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