From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.
Hasbro has announced a new boxed game edition of HeroQuest. It looks as good as I could have hoped for, basically a modern update of the original game.
The twist here is that Hasbro are running an in-house crowdfunding campaign for the new version. The goal is $1 million and I expect it will get there.
The game is only available to the US and Canada. That’s good news for my resolve to keep to my allowance, but it’s bad news for anyone else in the world who wanted a copy of this game.
It gets worse, as there are several figures which are only available through this in-house crowdfunding campaign. Why a multi-billion dollar company like Hasbro needs to invent crowdfunding for itself is a question for another day.
For me this is a sub-optimal way to re-release this game. Hasbro games are available worldwide, and it would have been good to have HeroQuest similarly available. At this point the game “project” is a glorified pre-order (a common criticism levelled at Kickstarter) so the region locking is mystifying as well as frustrating.
Still! HeroQuest is coming back, and fans of the game can rejoice… soon.
For those in the US or Canada, check out the project page as Hasbro’s website.