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davbenbak17 Jun 2016 7:34 a.m. PST

I was watching "Strange Calls" on Netflix and the main character was very excited about playing Hero Quest. Was it a big hit in Australia? It doesn't seem to have really caught on here in The States. Kind of a niche market that Milton Bradley couldn't or wouldn't support. I know the expansions are pretty rare now. Just curious.

JimDuncanUK17 Jun 2016 7:40 a.m. PST

My playing group played Hero Quest many years ago before transitting to Advanced Hero Quest to allow more players to join in.

I still have all the bits somewhere.

Chris Wimbrow18 Jun 2016 12:27 p.m. PST

I didn't even know Hero Quest existed until I started roaming the Walmart toy aisles looking for bargains.
I got it and two expansions and Battle Masters over the course of several weeks in the mid 90s, with an eye toward my son growing into them.

He didn't, but I hope to get more than I paid if I sell them.

colonial nic18 Jun 2016 6:49 p.m. PST

I loved Hero Quest in the 90s. I never got rid of it and recently my wife and I rediscovered it! It's a simple but nice little game. I also owned Battle Masters, but as I was already into wargaming when it came out I found it a bit too simplistic even then.

CCollins18 Jun 2016 7:41 p.m. PST

YouTube link

I think this shows you all you need to know about Heroquest

Henry Martini18 Jun 2016 10:23 p.m. PST

You (!?)… playing fantasy, Nic!? Wait till the gang finds out.

davbenbak19 Jun 2016 7:54 a.m. PST

Same here. Found them at Hasting Music while in my 20's. The games were just simple enough to play with my buddies while drinking beer and our games of Axis & Allies were starting to get a little heated.

Maxshadow21 Jun 2016 3:37 p.m. PST

Thanks for the link CCollins. That was a brilliant video.

davbenbak22 Jun 2016 8:05 a.m. PST

Yes, all the best parts of Heroquest. Now I need another box to play the tower of doom expansion. Still, no comments on "The Strange Calls"? There are only six episodes on Netflix.

Henry Martini22 Jun 2016 6:58 p.m. PST

I recall being severely underwhelmed by the one episode I ventured to watch.

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