The HeroQuest board game is getting a remake, and we now know what the next wave of stretch goals for its crowdfunding campaign will include - namely, a unique quest book from Joe Manganiello and plenty of new monster miniatures.
More specifically, the final Mythic Tier unlocks for the new HeroQuest board game feature up to six extra miniatures (ranging from abominations to gargoyles) and the quest book designed by Manganiello. The latter also includes game tiles and a 90mm tall dragon figure.
We're not certain what the book itself will contain just yet, but the fact that it's written and designed by the actor and noted Dungeons & Dragons fan is enough to turn heads.
Here are the exact stretch goals:
$3.2M – 2 extra Abominations
$3.4M – 2 extra Dread Warriors
$3.6M – 1 extra Dread Sorcerer
$3.8M –1 Extra Gargoyle
$4M – Joe Manganiello’s quest book w/ miniature figure
Happily, the UK will also be able to enjoy these new features. Following an outcry at the game's apparent exclusivity to the US and Canada, Hasbro announced that the Mythic Tier version of the relaunched HeroQuest board game would be up for pre-order from Zavvi UK at £149.99. As such, these stretch goals should be included if they are met.
This fresh take on HeroQuest reimagines it for a new era. A dungeon-crawling adventure based on the 1989 original, it offers dozens of highly detailed miniatures to go with an abundance of cards, terrain, dice, and more. While the board and rules seem comparable to the first HeroQuest, its models have been redesigned to be much more intricate. The art style has also changed ever so slightly.
Here's exactly what you get with the Mythic Tier HeroQuest pre-order in the UK and US:
- 71 high-quality character and furniture miniatures
- An additional 4 bonus hero miniatures and 1 exclusive miniature
- 2 exclusive game expansions
- 2 exclusive miniatures
- New unlocks from additional stretch goals
Originally published by Games Workshop (the company behind Warhammer), HeroQuest went out of print for decades before finally being picked up by Hasbro. Considering the popularity of Gloomhaven - one of the best board games for adults - it's not hard to see why. Especially with Frosthaven and a similar Divinity: Original Sin board game due to launch in the next year or so. Even Steamforged Games, the team behind the Horizon Zero Dawn board game, are getting involved with a competing dungeon-crawler dubbed 'Bardsung'.
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HeroQuest's revival is another reminder of how popular fantasy RPGs have become over the last few years; interest in the best tabletop RPGs (like the Dungeons and Dragons Starter Set) has shot up recently.
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