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HeroQuest - The Card Game

PostPosted: Sunday January 17th, 2021 7:55pm
by lestodante
Seems nobody posted anything about this new release, it was available on Amazon US and UK since late December and in other European countries will be available since February but is already avaialble for pre-order.
For some unknown reason it is not indicized on the site search engine but if you know the link you can land on its page and buy.
I've seen a lot of users on Facebook posting images, it seems to be a small game HeroQuest themed.

LINKS:
France: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B08PFWJSLZ
Germany: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B08PFWJSLZ/
Italy: https://www.amazon.it/dp/B08PFWJSLZ/
Spain: https://www.amazon.es/dp/B08PFWJSLZ/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08PFWJSLZ
USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08PFWJSLZ

PHOTOS:
(please note, photos are taken from Facebook group and posted by different users)

Re: HeroQuest - The Card Game

PostPosted: Sunday January 17th, 2021 7:59pm
by j_dean80
Ever since I’ve heard about it, it’s said currently unavailable. Only seen it posted on Amazon.

Re: HeroQuest - The Card Game

PostPosted: Monday January 18th, 2021 1:26am
by Davane
Seems like a cash grab to make use of some of the design elements of the HeroQuest board game that we have already seen mockups for.

I can't help but shake the feeling that it's a simpler version of the WHQ card game FFG released when they briefly held the WHQ license from GW...

Good for brand awareness, I guess, and might sate some HQ cravings until the board game is released later this year.

Shame it wasn't advertised more though...

Re: HeroQuest - The Card Game

PostPosted: Monday January 18th, 2021 3:46am
by Pancho
Is it weird that you have to stick on your own dice symbols?

Re: HeroQuest - The Card Game

PostPosted: Monday January 18th, 2021 4:20am
by j_dean80
Pancho wrote:Is it weird that you have to stick on your own dice symbols?


Pretty common with games these days. Cheaper to print stickers than custom dice.

Re: HeroQuest - The Card Game

PostPosted: Monday January 18th, 2021 4:22am
by Kurgan
Or so people won't buy the card game just to get extra dice for the board game? Who knows... (but that better not be how the board game dice are!)

In any case, another collectible joins the catalog!

That artwork could prove useful for modders.

Re: HeroQuest - The Card Game

PostPosted: Monday January 18th, 2021 7:34am
by Davane
What's surprising is that I can't find it for sale ANYWHERE.

I would have thought that if the HeroQuest Card Game WAS available, but now isn't, there would be some scalpers on eBay already, probably trying to pass the cards and dice off as HeroQuest spare parts...

Re: HeroQuest - The Card Game

PostPosted: Monday January 18th, 2021 10:03am
by QorDaq
I agree with many folks on BGG, here at the Inn, etc. that this has been a very odd product intro. Perhaps not so surprising given that the marketing for the reprint/re-release of the core game was so uneventful. Still, it really feels like the folks making the marketing decisions either don't understand the various modern hobby game phenomena or are somehow unaware of them.

It's also possible that there is an agenda to kill the franchise, like CBS has sometimes done with Star Trek. Though I have trouble fully understanding the point in resurrecting it just to kill it, unless there are politics happening behind the scenes where something was green-lit by a prior exec or team who is no longer around to manage the project (Firefly). My examples are from television because I am not aware of a board game analog of my thoughts on this sort of corporate Frak/Frellery.

I suppose it could also have simply been a bizarre market test to see if there would be interest?

Regardless, this feels like late 80s/ early 90s level of capitalization on a low-end product, released adjacent to a potential money-maker. We certainly saw some of that with the original HQ, it just seems dated to me.

All of this said, if the Hasbro powers-that-be are counting on fans buying almost anything they produce, due to FOMO, completionism, or what have you, it likely worked on me. Assuming that the purportedly cheap component quality translates to a relatively inexpensive product, I am almost certain to pick it up before it disappears forever.

As to the limited info we have -

While I am not a fan of stickers on dice, it does occur to me that it would allow for customizing a few "Special" dice for custom gear or abilities. On the order of the German Colored Dice. So there's that?

The gameplay doesn't really sound amazing, however, for a quick and compact solo crawling experience... Maybe? I'd cite One Deck Dungeon, Deck Box Dungeon, Dungeon Roll, and similar, as some examples of lighter dungeon crawling fare that might be on par. Games I don't play all the time, but I'm glad to have around.

So, assuming it really will exist at some point, I'll probably pick up a copy (Possibly even a second copy strictly for collecting), so long as it isn't priced like a higher quality modern game.

Wait and see, I suppose.

Re: HeroQuest - The Card Game

PostPosted: Monday January 18th, 2021 12:05pm
by lestodante
QorDaq wrote:I have trouble fully understanding the point in resurrecting it just to kill it


This phrase have my approvation... I was thinking to this recently... but better to discuss it in another topic...

Re: HeroQuest - The Card Game

PostPosted: Monday January 18th, 2021 12:22pm
by j_dean80
They brought it back because they saw Restoration Games planning to and so they wanted our money.