Friday, December 06, 2013

#7: Heroscape (Mark's 100 - 2012)


Mark's Ranking
  • 2012: 7th
  • 2010: 4th
  • 2005: 23rd
  • rank: 162
  • rating: 7.4
Print Status
  • out of print... which is so very, very sad
Why It's On The List
  • Heroscape is the ultimate blending of board game & miniatures game... and, in a slick move that allows them to make lots of cool figures, a great blending of genres, as all the characters are warriors sucked through time & space into the world of Heroscape. So, you've got Matrix guys & Braveheart & dragons & robots & kung fu monks & gorillas with guns... yep, it's the ultimate boy game. (And while kids can start with this one at 7-8 years old, there's enough going on that you keep playing it well into your adult years - in my case, age 49 & counting!
Tips & Tricks:
  • While I have a complete set of figures (including many double & triple sets of squads) as well as two of each terrain expansion, I'm a relative lightweight in the realm of serious Heroscape players.
  • A tough side effect of our huge life change this year (three states/two moves/most of our stuff still in storage) has been the boxing away of the Heroscape armies.
  • If you get a chance, find someone and play this. (Alternately, watch garage sales & the BGG Marketplace and start your own collection!)


If you feel a need to catch up on my admittedly-aging Top 100 as of February 2012 list, you can check out:

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