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Kellar's Keep versions

Postby Cael Darkhollow » Saturday November 6th, 2021 1:21am

Left to right front of boxes and questbooks:
1989 Kellar's Keep UK/AUS Milton Bradley/Games Workshop
1991 Kellar's Keep North American version Milton Bradley/Games Workshop
2021 Kellar's Keep North American version Hasbro/Avalon Hill
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Left to right back of boxes and questbooks:
1989 Kellar's Keep UK/AUS Milton Bradley/Games Workshop
1991 Kellar's Keep North American version Milton Bradley/Games Workshop
2021 Kellar's Keep North American version Hasbro/Avalon Hill
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inside cover of the questbook 1991 Kellar's Keep North American version Milton Bradley/Games Workshop showing Alchemist's Shop and artifact cards meant to be cut out of the cover.
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1989 Kellar's Keep UK/AUS Milton Bradley/Games Workshop contents:
one quest book (28 pages including front and back cover...strange page count) with minions of Morcar painting on back (an edited Warhammer painting removing skaven, beastmen, and dark elves but curiously keeping snotlings not found in basic HeroQuest likely because they were in front of another monster and not easily edited.)
17 Figures in dark olive green hard plastic with extra lip step on the bases.
8 orcs (one boss orc with notched scimitar, two with flails, three with scimitars, two with cleavers)
6 goblins (two with arming swords, two with scimitars, two with hatchets)
3 fimirs
2 plastic door stands
30 single sided carboard tiles or door pieces (one Grin's crag walkway, four two-stair halls, two three-stair halls, two pits, two trap doors, one stone boulder sphere, one forge, one magical darkness,
two doors( interestingly, the folding door tiles are wood on one side and iron on the other, an error that was corrected in later printings and the NA version), four stone map pieces, ten rubble piles (used to block corridors and as deadfall traps in the UK version.)
two inserts probably also came with a mail-in questionnaire, and a folded advertisement showing both quest packs, the HeroQuest board game and on the reverse Space Crusade board game.
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1991 Kellar's Keep North American version Milton Bradley/Games Workshop contents:
one quest book (28 pages including front and back cover...strange page count to include the covers) with extra removable outer card cover with Alchemist's Shop on one side and scroll and item cards on the other.
10 cut out artifact cards (two magic items and 8 magic scrolls)
1 alchemist's shop large card
17 Figures in dark forest green hard plastic with flat bases (no extra lip).
8 orcs (one boss orc with notched scimitar, two with flails, three with scimitars, two with cleavers)
6 goblins (two with arming swords, two with scimitars, two with hatchets)
3 fimirs
2 plastic door stands
30 single sided carboard tiles or door pieces (one Grin's crag walkway, four two-stair halls, two three-stair halls, two pits, two trap doors, one stone boulder sphere, one forge, one blinding cloud of Chaos,
two doors(one wood and one iron this time), four stone map pieces, ten single stone wall tiles (used to block corridors and as deadfall traps in NA version)
three inserts probably also came with a mail-in questionnaire, order form, and a folded advertisement showing both NA quest packs.
[photo showing both punched and unpunched tile set and card/shop cover, only one set was included]
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2021 Kellar's Keep North American version Hasbro/Avalon Hill contents
one quest book (32 pages including front and back cover...strange page count to include the covers)
4 equipment cards (three potions and one antidote)
10 artifact cards (eight spell scrolls and two magical items)
2 paper card sleeves
1 plastic figure tray
17 Figures in bendable soft green plastic.
8 orcs (two boss female orcs with swords, two female orcs with maces, two male orcs with axes, two male orcs with swords)
6 goblins (four with swords in two poses, two female goblins)
3 abominations
1 plastic "Iron" door
1 plastic "wood" door

31 single sided carboard tiles (one Grin's crag walkway, four two-stair halls, two three-stair halls, two pits, two trap doors, one stone boulder sphere, one forge, one blinding cloud of Dread,
four stone map pieces, twelve single stone wall tiles, one statue tile (NEW!)
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Re: Kellar's Keep versions

Postby Kurgan » Saturday November 6th, 2021 1:55am

Nice! Linking this in the unboxing thread.


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Re: Kellar's Keep versions

Postby HispaZargon » Saturday November 6th, 2021 10:20am

Thank you so much for the comparison Cael Darkhollow !! Good job!


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Re: Kellar's Keep versions

Postby Cael Darkhollow » Saturday November 6th, 2021 10:26am

HispaZargon wrote:Thank you so much for the comparison Cael Darkhollow !! Good job!

more to come when I get home from work today I will post Return of the Witchlord versions comparison, and maybe tomorrow the base games.
We can post and discuss the text and quest map differences we notice in the different versions of KK here too.
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Re: Kellar's Keep versions

Postby Cael Darkhollow » Saturday November 6th, 2021 10:44am

someone mentioned that the original quest packs came with two carboard door tiles but NOT the plastic door bases they stand in.
That could be true, I may have put plastic door bases with my sets from the base game box years ago and forgotten about it.
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Re: Kellar's Keep versions

Postby lestodante » Saturday November 6th, 2021 11:54am

Cael Darkhollow wrote:Left to right front of boxes and questbooks:
1989 Kellar's Keep UK Milton Bradley/Games Workshop


You're showing the Australian version, not the UK. :geek:
Thanks for the pictures. Also, YES, the previous editions had the doors but no plastic stands were included.
Also I would like to say, good thing you didn't rip off the paper stripes that hold the cards as that guy did in his unboxing video! :o


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Re: Kellar's Keep versions

Postby HispaZargon » Saturday November 6th, 2021 12:13pm

Cael Darkhollow wrote:
HispaZargon wrote:Thank you so much for the comparison Cael Darkhollow !! Good job!

more to come when I get home from work today I will post Return of the Witchlord versions comparison, and maybe tomorrow the base games.
We can post and discuss the text and quest map differences we notice in the different versions of KK here too.

Perfect, we will sure wait for it! Thank you!


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Re: Kellar's Keep versions

Postby Kurgan » Saturday November 6th, 2021 12:21pm

lestodante wrote:
Cael Darkhollow wrote:Left to right front of boxes and questbooks:
1989 Kellar's Keep UK Milton Bradley/Games Workshop


You're showing the Australian version, not the UK. :geek:


Are there any differences? I have my fingers crossed that the aussie version of ROTWL has in fact "Kangaroo Boots" artifact, j/k. :mrgreen:


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Postby lestodante » Saturday November 6th, 2021 1:47pm

Kurgan wrote:Are there any differences? I have my fingers crossed that the aussie version of ROTWL has in fact "Kangaroo Boots" artifact, j/k. :mrgreen:

The box is different (2 parts) and of course the WL features the Cangaroo Boots instead of the Rabbit ones! :lol:


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Re: Kellar's Keep versions

Postby Cael Darkhollow » Saturday November 6th, 2021 11:42pm

lestodante wrote:
Cael Darkhollow wrote:Left to right front of boxes and questbooks:
1989 Kellar's Keep UK Milton Bradley/Games Workshop


You're showing the Australian version, not the UK. :geek:
Thanks for the pictures. Also, YES, the previous editions had the doors but no plastic stands were included.
Also I would like to say, good thing you didn't rip off the paper stripes that hold the cards as that guy did in his unboxing video! :o


Are you certain? I bought it from a UK seller quite a few years ago, and the back of the box says "conforms to UK toy safety regulations."
I haven't ever bought anything from Australia...although the back of the questbook does say Aukland, NZ
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