News Gaming News | Written by Ed Fortune 16/11/2021

HEROQUEST COMES TO UK RETAIL

A modern version of the classic boardgame HeroQuest will be available to buy via UK stores from the 15th of January 2022.

This semi-coop board game has one player taking on the role of the evil wizard Zargon and his hoard of monsters, while 4 mythical heroes team up to solve puzzles, bash beasties and win the day. The new set is the basic game, and comes with over 65 detailed miniatures and 14 quests. It's seen by many as a solid introduction to fantasy table top gaming.

Heroquest originally came out in 1989 and was the result of two UK games companies teaming up.  It sparked new interest in fantasy table top games that continue to this day. The original has long been out of print, but the rights now belong to Hasbro. The new game was announced last year and was only available via Hasbro's HasLab  pre-ordering service or approved distributors. (In the UK this has been geek-merch website Zavvi.)  Those pre-ordered games are now en-route, which means that those who missed their chance will soon be able to buy their own copy of the game via your friendly local games store, as well as Amazon, Smyths etc.

Further expansions have already been announced, expect to see  news about a new character expansion pack called Commander of the Guardian Knights appear soon. Modern versions of old-school expansions such as Return of the Witch Lord and Kellar’s Keep made up part of last year's pre-ordering campaign and though they aren't on general sale right now, are expected to appear some time in 2022.

HeroQuest Game System Tabletop Board Game can be ordered here.