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who painted the board?

PostPosted: Sunday July 7th, 2019 4:22pm
by Goblin-King
Does anybody know who painted the board for the original HeroQuest?

Just wondering... :geek:

Re: who painted the board?

PostPosted: Monday July 8th, 2019 2:01am
by Anderas
Ah you mean the original cardboard board... if there is one place to find out it might be here. :-)

Re: who painted the board?

PostPosted: Monday July 8th, 2019 2:55am
by Goblin-King
Yes the fold-out board (which that ONE friend always folded the wrong way, making it crease! Thanks a lot Niels!)

Re: who painted the board?

PostPosted: Thursday July 11th, 2019 4:48pm
by lestodante
There are a off-topic of "Niels" in the world... believe me!

Re: who painted the board?

PostPosted: Wednesday May 5th, 2021 4:14pm
by Daedalus
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.

Re: who painted the board?

PostPosted: Wednesday May 5th, 2021 4:41pm
by Kurgan
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.

Re: who painted the board?

PostPosted: Wednesday May 5th, 2021 5:45pm
by lestodante
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.

Re: who painted the board?

PostPosted: Wednesday May 5th, 2021 5:48pm
by Kurgan
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?

Re: who painted the board?

PostPosted: Thursday May 6th, 2021 11:55pm
by iKarith
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.

Re: who painted the board?

PostPosted: Friday May 7th, 2021 3:06am
by Pancho
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...