HeroQuest Game System
HeroQuest Game System
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Enter the World of Hero Quest...If You Dare! It's like no other game you've ever played!
14 Different Quests Inside -- A New Adventure Each Time You Play!
Dark caverns. Gory monsters. Deadly traps...and worse! Once you enter the mysterious underground world of Hero Quest, there's no turning back. One of you will play the part of Zargon, the Evil Sorcerer. With your mutant monster forces, you'll plot against the Heroes. Watch as they fall prey to your cunning traps. The rest of you must battle against Zargon! Which daring hero will you be?
THE BARBARIAN: The mightiest warrior! Few can match him in mortal combat!
THE ELF: A proud champion with fighting skills matched only by his magic!
THE WIZARD: A master of sorcery. His knowledge and use of magic is unrivaled.
THE DWARF: A fearless fighter with a unique ability to disarm traps.
Your first Quest is about to begin! Will the evil forces of doom be stopped? Will the land be saved from destruction? It's all up to you. Good luck!
* 35 High Detailed Figures
* 21 Doors with Bases
* 15 Pieces of Furniture
* Parts / Tile Sheet
* Character Sheets
* Instruction Booklet
* Quest Book
* Evil Sorcerer Screen
* 4 Character Cards
* 66 Cards
* 8 Die
|Package Length:||19.9 inches|
|Package Width:||12.7 inches|
|Package Height:||2.3 inches|
|Package Weight:||3.8 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 16 reviews|
High Adventure in a World of Magic
14 Different Quests Inside!
A New Adventure Each Time You Play!
Ages 10 to Adult
2 to 5 Players
|Average Customer Review: ( 16 customer reviews )
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23 of 26 found the following review helpful:
Great Old Game. Price Beware Feb 26, 2011
By M. Edgar
First the beware part. Not sure who these retailers are trying to fool, but don't let it be you. $650.00 for this game? Not on this planet. Go get this off ebay. You can get a great used complete game usually for around 60 bucks. Don't pay more than 100. If you just have to have a new in box game, I see them every day for about $150. If you plan to play the game, there isn't any reason to go that route though.
On to the game.
It's your basic turn based dungeon crawl and you can pull up youtube videos to see people playing the game and get great descriptions of the game visually so you can better determine if it's for you. It's great for family play and any kids from 8 on up should easily be able to grasp it and it's entertaining for adults as well, even with no kids. :) Generally this is a one to two hour per play game.
I've played board games forever and this is in my top 5 for sure. If you think you might like this game, check out Heroscape out on youtube as well. There are differences between the games and one may appeal more to your liking than the other.
In anycase, there is a huge internet community for both these games and the replayability is awesome.
8 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Greatest Board Game EVER! Oct 26, 2010
This is the most AWESOME GAME EVER! Period. Put out in 1989/1990, it is very interactive, yet very easy to understand. Comes originally with 14 quests, but there are at least 7 expansion packs with several other quests each. The sky is the limit, though, with this game, as you can create your own quests as well. I had this as a kid for a short time, and like most other toys and games, as I got older, I got rid of it. Dammit!
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Played when I was 10, played when I was 30. Just as awesome. Apr 14, 2011
By Rocco Wake
After days of travel through the wilderness, the the wizard, the elf, the dwarf and the barbarian entered the dungeon. Only one made it out.
Browsing around Amazon one day, I saw HeroQuest and thought to myself that the name sounds familiar. Then I remembered playing it for hours and hours years ago. I immediately purchased one that wasn't too expensive and invited my friends over for an extravaganza of monstery goodness and Mountain Dew.
For any one who loves RPG's or strategic combat based board games, this is the way to start. If it weren't for this game, I never would have gotten into Dungeons and Dragons later on. I wouldn't pay more than $100 for this game, but if you see a lower price for a set in good condition then make sure to pick it up.
What's great about this game is it's simplicity. Once the first level is complete, all of your players will understand the game fully and be ready to continue on their adventure. The game comes with 14 levels laid with other expansions sets available. You get a large collection of monster figures, the 4 heroes, furniture, tiles and cards describing spells and items. It's very easy to create your own levels simply by copying the grid and laying the rooms out as you see fit. As the heroes walk into each room or hallway on the board, you set out the furniture and monsters. Not a lot different than modern RPG video games.
The reason I am rating this toy at 4 stars instead of 5 is because the levels you get with the game are much too easy. Before playing, I added additional monsters and traps to each level to trip up my players. With 3 heroes (out of 4) plus the game master, I found the levels to be at a more consistent level of difficulty.
You do not need 5 people to play this game, but I recommend at least 3. Each player can take control of two heroes while the game master runs the game.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Great game for a small group - hours of fun! Jan 01, 2013
I bought the US version years ago. There are also other versions and I eventually ended up with an Australian version (I think) where the monsters only have 1 life point. There was an extra quest in that version that was a massive (played over four game board layouts) quest. I also picked up the Ogre Horde and Wizards of Morcar (don't have the boxes out now so not sure on the name of the expansion sets). I did this years ago as well and bought everything used except the ogre horde expansion which was new. I paid perhaps more than I would have had I bought them while they were still available at stores but not as much as they go for now.
As much as I love the game, I am surprised at the price being asked now for them and only collectors would be interested in paying that much for it. It's a shame because it is a great game and easy enough to learn and play. So on to the review...
You can have up to five players in them game - four work together as the Heroes and one plays the part of the "game master" who places the various furniture, creatures or other items on the board as the heroes explore. The game master also controls the monsters when the heroes encounter them.
As a player of one of the heroes you will roll six sided dice to move your character along the game board and as you enter unexplored areas the doors, creatures, furniture or whatever happens to be in your line of sight will be placed on the board and you have to decide on your actions. You can search for traps, treasure and secret doors. If you step on a square containing a trap prior to searching for it, you set it off. Treasure chest can also contain traps.
There is a set number of adventures/quest in the original box set that the heroes can play and advance through. Each one starts out with an intro so the heroes know what their mission is. Combat is done by rolling dice, there are six sided white dice with skulls, white shields and black shields (white for heroes block and black for monster block). You roll based on your character and weapon and the monsters have cards describing them and their stats. You have wounded markers to use for the monsters and the heroes have character sheets to track their stats.
The four heroes decide what order they wish take their turns in and typically start out on the stair case and have to achieve their goal and return - although later various entry and exit points are introduced.
There are various expansion sets sold separately - return of the Witch King, Kellars Keep, Barbarian Adventure and Elf Quest (again not sure on the expansion names as the boxes are put away in the closet presently). These are the US version. Overseas they has the Wizard and Orge expansion set as well as an "adventure set" that included items to make your own maps and extra character sheets. I think I may have to get into my closet and pull these out to refresh my memory!
Bottom line is that this is a great cooperative game where up to four players can try to defeat the "evil" creatures/bad guys. It's not a D&D game where the GM has to decide if something is allowed in the rules, it instead is a basic game of hack & slash adventure with a set start and end to each quest and the toughest decision the game master will need to make is what is in line of sight of the characters. I should note that the heroes do "keep" what they find and can buy equipment (or hire mercenaries in expansion sets) to use in future adventures. It is interesting to see how various people play the game - you will have the ones who want to always hunt for treasure even while the other heroes are fighting for their lives. So it's great fun, but is the price right for you? If I had not bought this originally and I could not get it second hand for a reasonable price, I'd most likely pass on paying so much because I am not a collector. I jokingly say I should sell my used "collection" but I am holding on to it for my son when he gets older and may be interested in playing it (with me of course!) - he's already shown interest in Battle Ball :)
3 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Oh what a game!!! Nov 19, 2008
By Mr. E. E. Evans
OH the fun I had with this game!!!! I remember my friends dad bringing this home and he would be the games master (the referee) and my friend, me and a few others would play. This game got me into RPG which I still do now, but oh the imagination this game generates!! Fantastic game for a family to play!!! and those with artistic ability can paint the minitures!! and whats really good is that it NEVER ENDS as you can write your own adventures or expand upon it!!
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