Ah, HeroQuest...the game that literally set me on the path of nerddom.
In the backtimes, before the Rona, I backed the Kickstarter or whatever to fund the reissue of HeroQuest.
It arrived on my doorstep last week, in all of it's chonky glory.
It's a nice, if pricey, piece of nostalgia. I tried to play it with some of the kids at board game club, but public school children are currently feral and lack the basic social skills to play a board game. That, however, is another story, and one unrelated to gaming.
The 'Bro has dropped an app that allows for solo play. Sadly, I don't have enough space left on my garbage phone to download it, and it runs like absolute ass on the Android emulator I have on my personal laptop. Luckily, my wife-to-be is giving me an unused tablet she found while sorting through her late father's belongings, so soon I'll be playing HQ alone in a dark room...just like the good old days.
As an aside, I love how the kid in the old HQ commercial slaps down Fire of Wrath like it's some kind of game-changer...FoW is the arguably the worst spell in the game. Now Genie, on the other hand... that used to be our boss-killer.
In other news, that map generator I mentioned has rabbit-hole'd me so deep with the campaign world I'm designing for OpenQuest 3 that I have to give myself a deadline or I'm going to detail myself into oblivion and never actually run the game.