It's been 30 years since Milton Bradley first sent fans on a dungeon adventure with HeroQuest. In a little over 24 hours from the time of this article's publication, the beloved board game may be announced as making its triumphant return to the tabletop. HeroQuest, originally a Milton Bradley collaboration with Games Workshop, was designed by Stephen Baker, and was one of the first dungeon crawl board games to hit the market. The game has been sought after by fans for years, and original copies sell for a significant premium to collectors.
Hasbro has placed a countdown clock up on the Avalon Hill website which is ticking down to what will presumably be a reveal of the second edition. Next to the clock, a depiction of the Witch Lord from the HeroQuest expansion Return of the Witch Lord dares tabletop games to see what comes next.
The impending reveal of HeroQuest may help shed some light Hasbro's recent maneuvering that involved the Avalon Hill company down the road. Recently, the management of Avalon Hill was moved from Wizards of the Coast back onto its parent company Hasbro (see "Management of Avalon Hill Board Game Brand Will Move from Wizards of the Coast to Hasbro").