After purchasing the HeroQuest trademark from Chaosium/Moon Design, Hasbro announced yesterday that their board game company Avalon Hill would try and crowdfund a new version of the classic board game.
Hasbro wanted $1,000,000 before they would commit to the project and they would use their own platform to collect the funds.
The game could only be shipped to the US and most of Canada. Orders from elsewhere in the world, including the UK where the game was invented, are not possible.
Slightly less than 24 hours later, the game smashed through the $1,000,000 mark. At the time of writing it’s at $1,010,000.
There are only two tiers to back the game at; you can pay $100 for the Heroic Tier or $150 for the Mythic Tier. Both tiers come with exclusives for gamers taking part in the crowdfunding drive.
Max Dunbar, an artist on the project, said in an early post on the new game site;
I was so incredibly excited and honored at the opportunity to work on the new HeroQuest game. When drawing the artwork for the cards, it was done with a great deal of reverence to the stunning work in the original game. We tried to keep the spirit of the original, so that artwork was referenced when coming up with the visuals for the new version of each card. Oftentimes, it was just a matter of taking those original ideas and reworking them to fit a bit of a new aesthetic, or updating the characters shown. All the work was first done as a loose pencil sketch to figure out the best way to convey the card’s subject matter. We sometimes went through a few rounds of revisions or changed the idea entirely. Once the idea was approved, I drew over the pencil sketch in ink, to refine the drawing to its finished state.”
The campaign target has now been met and Avalon Hill will now make the next generation of the iconic HeroQuest board game.
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