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Gen Con 2022: Hasbro and Avalon Hill teases the return of Heroscape

With Gen Con kicking off this week, it looks like Avalon Hill is getting a push after being generally quiet. After a successful relaunch of Heroquest, it looks like the next big return is Heroscape!

Dubbed Heroscape: Age of Annihilation, the teaser video shows off the return of the cult classic tabletop miniature game.

Launched in 2004 until 2008 from Milton Bradley and then with Wizards of the Coast from 2008 until late 2010, the game featured pre-panted miniatures and a hexagonal tile board with 3D landscape. The game was designed by Craig Van Ness, Rob Daviau, and Stephen Baker.

While it generally had a fantasy setting, the game also featured Marvel characters in a set and later Magic: The Gathering.

The game has become highly collectible over the years with a solid community springing up around it.

We’ll have more information about Heroscape: Age of Annihilation as it’s announced.

HeroQuest Now Available to Order

HeroQuest

After an impressive crowdfunding project on Hasbro’s Haslab, HeroQuest is now available to order from game shops. The classic game received an update funded through Hasbro’s platform that resulted in over $3.7 million pledged. The Haslab crowdfunding campaign also featured two new expansions, “Kellar’s Keep” and “Return of the Witchlord”.

HeroQuest is a dungeon crawl board game where heroes work together to complete epic quests, find treasures and defeat the forces of evil. This semi-cooperative board game has one player taking on the role of Zargon, the Game Master, while 4 mythical heroes–Barbarian, Dwarf, Elf, and Wizard–team up in their quest for adventure in a maze of monsters and eerie dark dungeons. Players can immerse themselves in the fantasy with the stunning artwork, and 65+ detailed miniatures. The game comes with 14 quests, and has limitless replayability because players can also build their own quests and create their own stories. Gather friends together for an exciting night of tabletop gameplay in an epic battle of good and evil.

The main game includes the gameboard, 31 monster miniatures, 4 hero miniatures, 15 furniture pieces, 10 skull pieces, 4 plastic rat pieces, 21 dungeon doors, 93 game cards, 4 turn-order cards, cardboard tiles, Quest Book, 4 character cards, Game Master’s screen, pad of character sheets, 6 white combat dice, 2 red dice, and rulebook.

The main game is available directly from Hasbro, Entertainment Earth, and more for $125.99. You can also get it at Miniature Market for $107.99.

Also coming is HeroQuest: Commander of the Guardian Knights Expansion. This collector’s edition includes 2 highly-detailed Champion of the Guardian Knights figures on 25mm bases, each with powers and skills not seen in other HeroQuest characters. The set also includes 12 game cards. You can purchase the expansion from Entertainment Earth, Best Buy, or more for $14.99. Miniature Market has it for $12.99.

HeroQuest: Commander of the Guardian Knights Expansion

Hasbro Announces Risk: Shadow Forces

During Hasbro’s Pulse Con event, the Avalon Hill panel announced Risk: Shadow Forces. It’s been 10 years since Risk Legacy was released and this new version is a new legacy game.

In the game, you’ll pick factions to battle it out against friends including guerilla, corporate, syndicate, desperate masses, unified forces. You’ll pick a warlord to lead your forces. Warlords have unique tactics and strategies you can customize during the game. They’ll lead the global armies as well s a separate skirmish board where you’ll have more small-scale missions. The Warlords’ powers are featured through a deck.

Warlords have emerged to not only lead the various factions but also go on covert missions. Each of these covert missions is a squad-level skirmish game that will have a direct effect on the world map in certain undetermined secret locations.

Risk Legacy was a game-changing release ushering in the “legacy” genre of games where your choices and results in the game change the board for future games. In “legacy” games, you mark the game board putting things like stickers on it, and even throw away parts! Every player impacts how the world “evolves” including the history, cities, and how their factions fight. You’ll unlock new rules and watch events unfold with each game. This means no two games will be the same.

It is the year 2050 and the world is not as it should be. Tides lash the shorelines, smashing everything in their reach. Hurricanes whip down out of nowhere and destroy entire cities while uncontrollable fire storms tear across nearly every continent. Viruses rage out of control. Within this chaos nefarious factions work from the shadows conducting disinformation campaigns and mobilizing mercenaries to collect a new mysterious energy resource of incalculable power. These factions, led by ruthless warlords, are fighting for power and control, but they are also simply battling for the destiny of humanity. The shadow conflict begins. 

The game includes:

  • Four sealed envelopes and one sealed container. You will be directed to open these envelopes as you play your campaign missions in order.
  • Features 6 highly detailed 28mm warlords miniature figures with tactic cards
  • Includes 15 missions: 10 global world map games (>60 mins) and 5 covert skirmish games (30 mins)
  • Includes two 9 x 14 double-sided gameboards
  • Global gameboard, 2 double-sided gameboards, over 175 cards, 5 warlord miniatures, 5 HQs, 45 3-faction units, 180 1-faction units, sealed container labeled B, 4 sealed envelopes, 5 faction reference cards, range guide, 95 tokens, sticker sheet, 5 6-sided dice, rulebook, quick rules reference card

Risk: Shadow Forces is for 3 to 5 players ages 13+. You can pre-order it now on Hasbro Pulse for $68.99.

HeroQuest is Back through HasbroPulse

HeroQuest

HeroQuest is getting a new physical release with updated miniatures through Hasbro‘s HasbroPulse HasLab crowdfunding platform and its Avalon Hill board game division. It’s currently available for those in the US and Canada (minus Quebec) and it’s unknown if it’s coming to other regions.

The updated Heroquest features updated miniatures and scenery though looks to be similar to the original release.

The miniature roleplaying fantasy board game is beloved having been released in 1989 by Milton Bradley and Games Workshop. Designed by Stephen Baker, the game was for 2 to 5 players that had players creating their own dungeon to quest in using tiles, miniatures for furnishings, and figures. The game received numerous expansions as well.

The new edition has two tiers, “Heroic” at $99.99 plus shipping and “Mythic” which costs $149.99 plus shipping.

The Heroic Tier includes the core HeroQuest game system (featuring 71 highly detailed character and furniture miniatures) as well as 4 bonus hero miniatures and 1 exclusive miniature only available during the HasLab campaign.

The Mythic Tier includes the Heroic Tier offer (featuring 71 highly detailed character and furniture miniatures as well as 4 bonus hero miniatures and 1 exclusive miniature only available during the HasLab campaign) as well as 2 game expansions, 2 more exclusive figures, and all available unlocks.

Unlocks include more characters, dice, miniatures, and quests.

As of this article, the fundraising campaign is already about two-thirds to its $1 million goal with 45 days to go. If it passes its goal, backers will be charged and the game will go into production.

The Quest is Calling. HeroQuest Returns!

HeroQuest

Avalon Hill has dropped a countdown clock for the return of HeroQuest.

The miniature roleplaying fantasy board game is beloved having been released in 1989 by Milton Bradley and Games Workshop. Designed by Stephen Baker, the game was for 2 to 5 players that had players creating their own dungeon to quest in using tiles, miniatures for furnishings, and figures. The game received numerous expansions as well.

It’s a popular game with original copies being sought after. Prices have been driven up into the hundreds of dollars.

It’s unknown if Avalon Hill will be working with Games Workshop on the new edition or what to even expect but we’ll have the news as it breaks on September 22.

Betrayal at Mystery Mansion is Out Now

Betrayal at Mystery Mansion

Zoinks! The Mystery Inc. Gang has another thrilling puzzle to solve! Releasing today, Betrayal at Mystery Mansion, a new board game based on the critically-acclaimed Betrayal at House on the Hill, lets players explore the mysterious mansion as Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, and Fred. Players discover clues, investigate spooky stories, and maybe even unmask a monster! Betrayal at Mystery Mansion is available in stores everywhere starting today, July 24, 2020.

Designed by the team behind Betrayal LegacyBetrayal at Mystery Mansion is more exciting than a double triple-decker sardine and marshmallow fudge sandwich, including all new inside and outside tiles, Item, Event, and Clue cards, tokens, and 25 brand-new haunts based on classic Scooby-Doo episodes and movies. Once players find enough clues to learn what’s really going on, the haunt begins and one player switches sides to play the role of the Monster. Those meddling kids then try to stop them before they carry out their sinister plan – hopefully pulling off the mask to reveal it was Mr. Wickles the whole time!

Betrayal at Mystery Mansion is now available everywhere and retails for $35.


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Betrayal at Mystery Mansion

Betrayal Legacy is Out Now

After much anticipation and excitement, the latest “legacy” game is here! Betrayal Legacy is out now and available everywhere! Based on the award-winning Betrayal at House on the Hill and designed by Rob Daviau (Pandemic Legacy, Risk Legacy, Seafall)Betrayal Legacy is a unique experience offering you the chance to create the iconic house’s story through decisions and actions taken in the game.

With its history shrouded by wild-eyed ravings and the scrawling of madmen, it was thought that no one would ever know the unholy origin of the house on the hill. Until now. The history you tell is one you create.

Beginning in 1666 and traveling through time to the year 2004, players take on the roles of several generations of families obsessed with the house whose actions in one game carry forward into future games. Every journey through the legacy campaign will be unique and unpredictable making each group’s experience different. Once the campaign is complete, you’ll be left with a fully re-playable, customized board game. Designed for 3-5 players ages 12+, Betrayal Legacy retails for $75.

Avalon Hill: Axis & Allies & Zombies Available Today!

Fighting a world war is hard enough without a zombie curse! Can you bring your side to victory while surviving the rising tide of zombies?

Avalon Hill today announced the launch of the newest board game in the Axis & Allies series – Axis & Allies & Zombies! The iconic World War II strategy game has been a cultural mainstay for decades, and this fun twist will introduce the game to a new audience, while providing existing fans with another variant– and zombie-specific R&D weapons like Chainsaw Tanks and Zombie Mind Control– to play.

It is 1941, and the world is at war. The Axis war machine is crushing everything in its path, while the Allies are rallying together to mount a heroic stand.

And then zombies show up.

As the commander of one of the five major powers, you are charged with planning a strategy to win the war. But each battle provides more fresh corpses for the flesh-eating hordes, and the problem is getting out of hand. With your human enemies on one side, and the ravenous undead on the other, it is time to ask yourself, “Do I invest in tanks or chainsaw tanks?”

Stand firm, commander. It’s tough choices like this that will determine victory or undeath.

Axis & Allies & Zombies is designed by Wizards of the Coasts’ award-winning designers and developers – Mike Mearls, Scott Van Essen, Ryan Miller, and Mons Johnson – and includes an introductory scenario to provide new players with an easy-to-set up prelude, as well as quick-start rules for more experienced players to jump right in. The game also includes an expansion for the Axis & Allies 1942 board game. Recommended for 2-5 players ages 12+, the game has a suggested retail of $40.