• Advertisement

Make a small donation to Ye Olde Inn!

Donate via Paypal

Every cent received goes toward Ye Olde Inn's maintenance and allows us to continue providing the best resources for HeroQuest and Fantasy Gaming fans.

What a board with 1 inch squares looks like

Tips and Tricks that don't quite fit into the above categories.

What a board with 1 inch squares looks like

Postby Kurgan » Tuesday March 9th, 2021 11:33am

Many have discussed how the Hasbro Remake due this fall will have 1 inch squares (25.4 mm) instead of the standard 22mm squares of the classic HeroQuest board we all use. As most have noted, the actual bases of the plastic figures are slightly wider on the edges than the squares, more like a hexagon shape with nearly 25 mm at the widest points, and 22 mm around the rest.

As many know if you have custom bases (for some of the bigger minis I use) that are 25mm square, you will crowd them out if you put them side by side, likewise if you use a printed board copy that has 20mm squares, you'll quickly get crowded just by regular figures! I also have some minis that have 20mm that fit perfectly...

In the past I printed out a copy of my board using an image I grabbed (limited also by the paper sizes that the print shop had available) which had 20mm squares. Smaller than the original.

So I decided to order a 1 inch square size custom board from BGM (not an advert here). This is also a quad fold board and smooth matte finish (for better recording purposes). The difference between this custom board and the Remake board (as we know it) is that the "Hero Quest" design logo at the bottom is on the short side instead of the long bottom in the remake edition.

But this may give a visual idea of what the Classic components will look like compared to the new size. So these are reference photos to help with that...

Edit: I've probably typed this wrong more than once on these forums... but the original board squares are 22mm, while some of the scans posted will print out as 20mm (which is too small, leading to crowding since the original bases are 22mm and nearly 25 at the points). And where do you measure anyway? Every square has a "gap" or else a white "wall" separating them from the next one.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by Kurgan on Saturday March 13th, 2021 2:27am, edited 5 times in total.
User avatar
Kurgan

Swordsman
Swordsman
 
Posts: 1961
Images: 74
Joined: Saturday February 23rd, 2019 7:08pm
Forum Language: English (United States)
Evil Sorcerer: Zargon
Hero:

Advertisement

Make a small donation to Ye Olde Inn!

Donate via Paypal

Every cent received goes toward Ye Olde Inn's maintenance and allows us to continue providing the best resources for HeroQuest and Fantasy Gaming fans.

Re: What a board with 1 inch squares looks like

Postby Kurgan » Tuesday March 9th, 2021 11:55am

Old (top) vs. Custom (bottom)
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Kurgan

Swordsman
Swordsman
 
Posts: 1961
Images: 74
Joined: Saturday February 23rd, 2019 7:08pm
Forum Language: English (United States)
Evil Sorcerer: Zargon
Hero:

Re: What a board with 1 inch squares looks like

Postby lestodante » Tuesday March 9th, 2021 2:58pm

1 inch squares are better, of course. The only problem, it would not fit into the box!


Rewards:
Participated in four (4) Miniature Exchanges. Encountered a menacing Chaos Warlock!
User avatar
lestodante

Halberdier
Halberdier
 
Posts: 1476
Images: 3
Joined: Saturday January 7th, 2017 9:40am
Location: Italy
Forum Language: British English
Evil Sorcerer: Morcar
Hero:
Usergroups:
Champion Group Member

Re: What a board with 1 inch squares looks like

Postby Kurgan » Tuesday March 9th, 2021 5:24pm

lestodante wrote:1 inch squares are better, of course. The only problem, it would not fit into the box!


The one I got does, since it's a quad-fold, and I imagine the remake one would too, assuming it is (in the picture the box looks more square than the "long" box we had).

I'm assuming of course that the NA and EU boxes and boards were the same size originally too... but this board folds up and takes up less space than the original one (it's just thicker, is all).
User avatar
Kurgan

Swordsman
Swordsman
 
Posts: 1961
Images: 74
Joined: Saturday February 23rd, 2019 7:08pm
Forum Language: English (United States)
Evil Sorcerer: Zargon
Hero:

Re: What a board with 1 inch squares looks like

Postby Davane » Tuesday March 9th, 2021 7:11pm

Kurgan wrote:
lestodante wrote:1 inch squares are better, of course. The only problem, it would not fit into the box!


The one I got does, since it's a quad-fold, and I imagine the remake one would too, assuming it is (in the picture the box looks more square than the "long" box we had).

I'm assuming of course that the NA and EU boxes and boards were the same size originally too... but this board folds up and takes up less space than the original one (it's just thicker, is all).


1 inch squares also provides another advantage - HQ is now compatible with WHQ tiles, but loses compatibility with AHQ tiles.

So, on one hand, technically no more AHQ maze level, but on the other hand, you can clip a WHQ door on the side and have the players wander off down a side dungeon complete with objective room.

I do so hope that Hasbro didn't choose 1 inch squares to distance the game further from GW, because THAT backfired!

Oh, and before you ask, the Dungeon Rooms in WHQ are 4 x 4, so with a bit of digital editing, you could easily make versions for the majority of the rooms on the HQ board. The Objective Rooms are 8 x 4, so they could cover TWO adjacent 4 x 4 rooms (Or a 5 x 4 and 3 x 4 room, or whatever). The expansion pack Objective Rooms are actually 8 x 5, so really only fit across the two 4 x 4 rooms in the upper left of the room, or across the central corridor and the two 3 x 5 rooms either side of it to the north of the board. You could even use this trick on the bottom of the board, if you don't mind turning the 4 x 4 room with the corner room to a 4 x 4 room, and the space below it to a 4 x 4 room as well. Now, if only we had a few of THEM lying around... or maybe an 8 x 4 room instead?
"The HeroQuest World is loosely based on the Warhammer World which is the copyright of Games Workshop and is used by their permission."

RandoQuest

Hire my skills on Fiverr!
User avatar
Davane

Necromancer
Necromancer
 
Posts: 312
Joined: Wednesday January 8th, 2020 8:05am
Forum Language: British English
Evil Sorcerer: Morcar
Hero:

Re: What a board with 1 inch squares looks like

Postby Bareheaded Warrior » Wednesday March 10th, 2021 2:16pm

Funnily enough I have been clipping a WHQ door on the side of the board and using it as an entrance / exit for suitable quests since 1995, so it is nice that a quarter of a century later it is now an officially supported idea :lol:

True, it can get a bit crowded on the original HQ board from time to time, perhaps not enough of a problem to shell out £150 but every little helps, just need to justify the other £149 now. I suppose I would have been complaining more if they had made the squares smaller so that is a plus and it is always nice to see a niche where inches can thrive once again.
Next Quest: Quest for the Spirit Blade
Other Activities; Polishing my own full House Rules and working on creating my first Quest!
House Rules (HeroQuest Gold): https://www.dropbox.com/s/t1pckufkz534w ... .docx?dl=0

As a general principle* I use EU 2e rules but where they are not clear or otherwise problematic then I look to other versions for clarity / improvement before resorting to house rules

*By general principle I mean I ignore it when it suits me
User avatar
Bareheaded Warrior

Ogre Warrior
Ogre Warrior
 
Posts: 158
Joined: Sunday December 8th, 2013 11:12am
Forum Language: British English
Evil Sorcerer: Morcar
Usergroups:
Adventurers' Guild Group Member Champion Group Member

Re: What a board with 1 inch squares looks like

Postby Davane » Wednesday March 10th, 2021 3:44pm

Bareheaded Warrior wrote:and it is always nice to see a niche where inches can thrive once again.


Oooh er, missus! ;)
"The HeroQuest World is loosely based on the Warhammer World which is the copyright of Games Workshop and is used by their permission."

RandoQuest

Hire my skills on Fiverr!
User avatar
Davane

Necromancer
Necromancer
 
Posts: 312
Joined: Wednesday January 8th, 2020 8:05am
Forum Language: British English
Evil Sorcerer: Morcar
Hero:

Re: What a board with 1 inch squares looks like

Postby lestodante » Thursday March 11th, 2021 3:48pm

Kurgan wrote:The one I got does, since it's a quad-fold...

Ah.. interesting, can you post more pics of the board alone and how it fold?


Rewards:
Participated in four (4) Miniature Exchanges. Encountered a menacing Chaos Warlock!
User avatar
lestodante

Halberdier
Halberdier
 
Posts: 1476
Images: 3
Joined: Saturday January 7th, 2017 9:40am
Location: Italy
Forum Language: British English
Evil Sorcerer: Morcar
Hero:
Usergroups:
Champion Group Member

Re: What a board with 1 inch squares looks like

Postby Kurgan » Thursday March 11th, 2021 4:30pm

Sure I can post some up later on.

My main point is that we shouldn't worry about the new board "not fitting" with the classic pieces. The original board squares are slightly smaller than the classic figure bases or even the classic tiles, whereas they more or less "fit" (or are just slightly smaller) than the new full inch squares.
User avatar
Kurgan

Swordsman
Swordsman
 
Posts: 1961
Images: 74
Joined: Saturday February 23rd, 2019 7:08pm
Forum Language: English (United States)
Evil Sorcerer: Zargon
Hero:

Re: What a board with 1 inch squares looks like

Postby Kurgan » Saturday March 13th, 2021 1:44am

lestodante wrote:Ah.. interesting, can you post more pics of the board alone and how it fold?


More pics... now there's nothing saying the official Remake board will fold the same way of course.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Kurgan

Swordsman
Swordsman
 
Posts: 1961
Images: 74
Joined: Saturday February 23rd, 2019 7:08pm
Forum Language: English (United States)
Evil Sorcerer: Zargon
Hero:

Next

Return to Other Hobby Tips

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 1 guest