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Postby Goblin-King » Sunday July 7th, 2019 4:22pm

Does anybody know who painted the board for the original HeroQuest?

Just wondering... :geek:
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Re: who painted the board?

Postby Anderas » Monday July 8th, 2019 2:01am

Ah you mean the original cardboard board... if there is one place to find out it might be here. :-)


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Re: who painted the board?

Postby Goblin-King » Monday July 8th, 2019 2:55am

Yes the fold-out board (which that ONE friend always folded the wrong way, making it crease! Thanks a lot Niels!)


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Re: who painted the board?

Postby lestodante » Thursday July 11th, 2019 4:48pm

There are a off-topic of "Niels" in the world... believe me!


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Re: who painted the board?

Postby Daedalus » Wednesday May 5th, 2021 4:14pm

According to a video at garychalkillustration.com, Gary Chalk did boards for both Space Hulk and Advanced HeroQuest. In another video interview, he tells that he did the game board for Talisman. Knowing that, my guess would be Gary Chalk did the Hero Quest gameboard, as well.
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Re: who painted the board?

Postby Kurgan » Wednesday May 5th, 2021 4:41pm

In the thread about the "prototype" game shown in the tv commercials and shown on the back of the Game system box, people were comparing that board to AHQ. Maybe Chalke did that one too? But the final version, no idea.


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Re: who painted the board?

Postby lestodante » Wednesday May 5th, 2021 5:45pm

lestodante wrote:There are a off-topic of "Niels" in the world... believe me!


Just reading myself and realized only now the corrector did some mistakes... :lol:

Anyway, I doubt it was painted by the same artist who painted the advanced HQ tiles, the style is very different.
MB worked with great artists (Les Edwards for example) which were not involved with Games Workshop.
I found more similarity with Ghost Castle artworks.


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Re: who painted the board?

Postby Kurgan » Wednesday May 5th, 2021 5:48pm

What do you think of the artwork on the "prototype" board (featured on the back of the box).

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I thought the AHQ tiles art resembled the artwork in the Marvel Winter Special. This style isn't quite so cartoony, but less realistic (oil painting-like) as the final board. What do you think?


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Re: who painted the board?

Postby iKarith » Thursday May 6th, 2021 11:55pm

I've said before: The prototype board feels more like AHQ and Space Hulk of the day. (I haven't really gotten a close look at the Space Crusade board…) I'm pretty sure those are the same style. The final HQ board looks like a different style.
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Re: who painted the board?

Postby Pancho » Friday May 7th, 2021 3:06am

Kurgan wrote:What do you think of the artwork on the "prototype" board (featured on the back of the box).

As in here

I thought the AHQ tiles art resembled the artwork in the Marvel Winter Special. This style isn't quite so cartoony, but less realistic (oil painting-like) as the final board. What do you think?

I think the final product was an improvement on the prototype in pretty much every way (which is not surprising as that’s the intention for prototypes of course). We got a better board, doors, furniture than in the pic you just posted. Some people debate that one or two of the prototype figures were nicer though...


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