Is HeroQuest fun to play?
Players: 2 – 5 players | Game Duration 85 – 95 mins | Min. Age 14+ | Game complexity: LOW
Genre: Adventure, Exploration, Fantasy, Fighting
Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No
What is HeroQuest about?
HeroQuest is Milton Bradley’s approach to a Dungeons & Dragons-style adventure game. One player acts as game master, revealing the maze-like dungeon piecemeal as the players wander. Up to four other players take on a character (wizard, elf, dwarf, or barbarian) and venture forth into dungeons on fantasy quests. Plastic miniatures and 3-D furniture make this game very approachable. Expansions were also released for this system.
The HeroQuest series consists of the main game and a number of expansions.
This game was made in cooperation with Games Workshop who designed the miniatures and helped in many of the production details including background world and art in the rule book and scenario book.
Additional material which is generally missed since it is not technically an expansion was published in the HeroQuest: Adventure Design Kit which did feature one more Heroquest adventure: A Plague of Zombies.
Other sources of HeroQuest supplements which are available (in some cases online.)
Adventures Unlimited # 05 “The Inn of Chaos”
Vindicator Vol 1, # 02 “Review: Quest Pack for the Elf” “HeroQuest Hall of Foes I”
Vindicator Vol 1, # 03 “Review: Barbarian Quest Pack” “HeroQuest Hall of Foes II”
Vindicator Vol 1, # 04 “HeroQuest Variants”
Vindicator Vol 1, # 5a “The Rogue”
Vindicator Vol 2, # 03 “HeroQuest Treasure Cards”
Fractal Spectrum # 13 “HeroQuest: A Notch Above”
Fractal Spectrum # 17 “HeroQuest Hall of Foes III”
White Dwarf #115 “The Eyes of Chaos part 1”
White Dwarf #134 “The Halls of Durrag-Dol”
White Dwarf #145 “The Eyes of Chaos part 2”
Marvel Comic Marvel Winter Special “Revenge of the Weatherman”
The Screaming Spectre by Dave Morris: “HeroQuest: Running the Gauntlet”
The Tyrant’s Tomb by Dave Morris: “Heroquest: A Growl of Thunder”
The Fellowship of Four by Dave Morris:
Dragão Brasil #3 : Contains an article/preview of the board game by Roberto De Moraes.
Dragão Brasil #4 : Contains the 5-quest pack “A CIDADE ESCRAVA” (The Slave City) by Roberto De Moraes.
Dragão Brasil #6 : Contains the 3-quest pack “O RESGATE” (The Rescue) by Roberto De Moraes (signing as “Di’Follkyer”).
Dragão Brasil #8 : Contains the 3-quest pack “ATAQUE AO MAGO DORMINHOCO” (Attack on the Sleeping Mage) by Roberto De Moraes.
Dragão Brasil #12 : Contains information about four new HeroQuest heroes; Minotaur, Fairy, Amazon, Centaur.
Dragão Dourado #5 : Contains the quest “O RESGATE DA PRINCESA” (The Rescure of the Princess) by Unknown.
Só Aventuras #1 : Contains the 3-quest pack “CACADA A CRIATURA” (Creature Hunt) by Roberto De Moraes.
The Universe of RPG #1 : Contains a presentation of the board game by Marcos Mulatinho.
G.M The Independent Fantasy Roleplaying Magazine Vol. 2, Issue 3: Contains HeroQuest contest.
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Rulebook and How to Play Guides
How to Play HeroQuest and Review Videos
Awards Won by HeroQuest
1991 Origins Awards Best Graphic Presentation of a Boardgame Winner