- Everyone wants to be the barbarian
- No one wants to be the wizard
The basic idea of Heroquest is that you control a pre-built party of stock fantasy characters (Barbarian, Dwarf, Elf and Wizard) running through pre-made or custom-made modules on a board while another guy plays the evil wizard and his armies of monsters of the greenskin, viking, Fimir, and undead varieties. It is, in essence, an extremely stripped down version of D&D made to be as simple as possible while still providing a dungeon-crawling experience.
Comes with awesome 25mm dungeon furniture.
HeroQuest is the not the first of it's kind, but it is considered the progenitor of a lineage of minis and dungeon-crawler games:
- HeroQuest (1989)
- Advanced HeroQuest (1989)
- DragonQuest (1992)
- Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel (1993)
- Warhammer Quest (1995)
- BrickQuest (2003)
- Doom: The Boardgame (2004, 2018)
- Descent: Journeys in the Dark (2005)
- LEGO Heroica (2011)
|Classics:||Backgammon - Chess - Go - Tafl - Tic-Tac-Toe|
|Ameritrash:|| Arkham Horror - Axis & Allies - Battleship - Betrayal at House on the Hill - Car Wars |
Clue/Cluedo - Cosmic Encounter - Descent: Journeys in the Dark - Dungeon!
Firefly: The Game - HeroQuest - Monopoly - Snakes and Ladders - Risk - Talisman - Trivial Pursuit
|Eurogames:||Agricola - Carcassonne - Settlers of Catan - Small World - Stratego - Ticket to Ride|
|Pure Evil:||Diplomacy - Dune (aka Rex: Final Days of an Empire) - Monopoly|
|Others:||Icehouse - Shadow Hunters - Twilight Imperium|