GameZone Miniatures launches HeroQuest Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 26th, 2013
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Gamezone Miniatures has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the 25th anniversary version of HeroQuest. It just launched last night and it’s already over $300k (Canadian).

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From the campaign:

A new edition of the memorable HEROQUEST board game. Welcome back to the adventure. Do you want to become a legend?

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  • Haibane

    Canadians, eh?

  • wormwoode

    I checked it out last night. Super excited about a tight reboot of the old game. There are a lot of unanswered questions, though. The show runner is not a native English speaker, and doesn’t seem to be commenting or updating at all, so the questions weren’t getting answered. The comments section was jumping from skeptical, to cynical, to outright pissy pretty quick.

    The big questions seem to revolve around the idea that the show seems to be run by someone in Spain, but the kickstarter is looking for Canadian cash. There’s also the more pressing issue regarding the legal rights to produce the game in the first place. I’ll be checking it out periodically to see what gets cleared up.

    Hope it all shakes out well. Would be great to have this one on the retail shelves again.

    • odinsgrandson

      Yeah, the comments section has gotten pretty nasty over there.

      According to the creator’s comments, they’re responding to personal messages rather than trying to respond to the comments.

      I figure that would make more sense when English isn’t your first language (responding would be slower, and on a Kickstarter moving this fast, the comments section would move on pretty quickly).

      I hope this goes super well for them. GameZone minis are great, and I’d love to see Heroquest in print.

  • the folks at gamezone might have used someone as “proxy” for the KS because people in spain (like most part of europe) can’t start a project at the moment.
    Mantic did the same when they did their first KS because it wasn’t available in England at the time.
    My personal concern is how will it possible for them to sell the game outside Spain if they just got the rights from hasbro in order to produce and distribute the game jsut in Spain. I’m not a legal expert so I’m not sure how will it work

    • Janzerker

      They won’t. The game will be only available in Spain. But international buyers will be able to order from there once the game is released, as it will have the rules in multiple languages.

      • odinsgrandson

        So, as of right now, they can’t get the rights to sell through distributors. That would be a shame.

        Of course, they might be able to buy those rights if the game is doing well enough. Of course, Hasbro might raise the price on those rights if the game is doing well.

  • blkdymnd

    I’m in it for now, after all, this is the game that started my entire tabletop hobby.

  • Ghool

    Yet another Kickstarter cashing on gamer nostalgia.
    I’m not buying in simply because the mechanics will feel antiquated unless they really change the rules.

  • Its MB not Hasbro