Sunday, 5 June 2011
Warhammer Quest Mystery Box?
This is me laying my cards down.
The rumours have begun about the possibility of a new mystery box release for October (in the Space Hulk 3rd Edition vein). The rumours are obviously sketchy at the moment but from what I've read, it's basically a two horse race between Blood Bowl and Warhammer Quest.
The most obvious choice would be a 25th Anniversary edition of Blood Bowl which would be ok but, and here's the crux of it, what's the point? It's still available on the GW website. Anyone who wants it can shell out £51.50 for a copy of an excellent game.
However, I'm throwing my weight behind a re-release of Warhammer Quest. It is a completely self contained game (unlike Blood Bowl which has teams which need to be purchased) and whilst I know there were add-ons back in the day, the same could be said for Space Hulk, and GW managed to include the best bits from Deathwing and Genestealer in the 3rd edition. Furthermore, Warhammer Quest is a more desired and sought after game. Anyone in their right mind wants a copy of the game. Whilst I never played it, I did waste many years playing HeroQuest, which is a 'lite' version of Warhammer Quest.
Games Workshop, I hope you've done the right thing. I know an anniversary edition is lovely and all, but I hope beyond hope that it's Warhammer Quest which we can expect in October. I know it's more work and more money etc. etc. but it will restore the faith of everyone back in your company if you do the right thing.
And to return to the point I made at the beginning, why re-release a game which anyone can currently buy from the GW website? How are you going to make us yearn for a copy if we can get it anyway?