Browsed by
Author: Paul

The HeroQuest Game Is Officially Back

The HeroQuest Game Is Officially Back

I wrote about this being a possibility the other day, but is now official. Hasbro is bringing back their boardgame rpg HeroQuest, as a crowdfunded project at least: HeroQuest Game System.

First of all, I’m really happy about this. HeroQuest was/is an excellent game and I’m glad more people will be able to play it. It’s a nice start into D&D type adventures while still feeling like a board game and not all in one’s head. At least that’s how we felt about it back in the day.

I do wish it was coming back as a mass produced and sold in stores game rather than crowdfunded. Also the $99.99 price tag while not excessive is still a bit more than I’d like to spend on a game that I already own. It’s one of those things that would feel a bit indulgent buying for myself. But it would also be nice to have a copy of the game I could play without fear of messing up my old set.

And it’ll cost you an extra $50 to get the expansion sets. I guess my hope for this would be it becomes massively popular and Hasbro starts to churn out new HeroQuest content. That would be sweet.

An exclusive first look at Hasbro’s ambitious crowdfunding campaign

Source: The HeroQuest board game is coming back: Here’s how to pre-order – Polygon

 

Netflix’s Has a Space Shurrle Challenger Documentary

Netflix’s Has a Space Shurrle Challenger Documentary

So, Netflix has a new documentary about the Space Shuttle Challenger accident and aftermath. I’m old enough to remember when this happened, I think all of us school aged kids in 1986 will remember it. I am one of the fortunate ones, I guess, that wasn’t watching it live on TV in class when it happened. But I remember hearing about it soon after it happened.

What I remember most, I guess, was my childlike hope in the hours and days afterwards that somehow they would have a search and find survivors. This obviously, was not close to possible.

This documentary actually looks super interesting and I am sure I would enjoy the information it touches upon. But emotionally, I don’t know if I’ll be able to watch it. Maybe I’ll watch the first episode and see how it feels.

Do you play on watching Challenger: The Final Flight on Netflix?

If you were alive in 1986, you remember it. Even if you were born years or decades later, chances are you know the image — a devastating explosion set against a clear, unusually cold Florida sky,

Source: Netflix’s Challenger documentary is a fascinating exploration of guilt

Sheetz, Penn State University announce new partnership to help make college more affordable  

Sheetz, Penn State University announce new partnership to help make college more affordable  

Part of the reason I’m posting to this page is to share things I would have normally shared on Facebook but instead of adding to that machine am posting here. Seems a win-win here. Sheetz employees gain a nice little discount on higher education and this helps Penn State perhaps get some enrollments at campuses not in State College.

A new partnership between Penn State and the convenience store chain Sheetz will provide education benefits to the company’s employees, an initiative aimed at helping the employees complete their college degrees.

Source: Sheetz, University announce new partnership to help make college more affordable | Penn State University

HeroQuest Board Game Is Back?

HeroQuest Board Game Is Back?

Holy crap. The classic HeroQuest boardgame from Hasbro is seemingly coming back. They haven’t said they are republishing the game, but that’s what I’m hoping.

My friend got HeroQuest one Christmas and we all immediately fell in love with it. My character of choice was always the Dwarf. He didn’t have the magic powers of the wizard and didn’t have the attacking powers of the barbarian, but he was right there in the middle. I loved that guy so much I drew fan art of the dude. I’m sure I have that around here somewhere.

I also still have my copy of HeroQuest. After my friend got the game and we all fell in love with it, at least two others bought the game and the expansion packs.

I’ve played HeroQuest a few times with my kids and they both really enjoyed it. For us back in the day it was a nice introduction to role playing games without having to completely relying on our imaginations.

Now, they just need to bring back Battle Masters.

Key art recalls the classic expansion HeroQuest: Return of the Witch Lord

Source: The HeroQuest board game is back from the dead, with a new project from Hasbro – Polygon