Playing board games from the 1980s, whether it's a straight remake like Heroquest, or a remaster like Return to Dark Tower, reminds me of a time when board games were less about challenge and conflict and more about fun.

Like, I really enjoy solving board game puzzles, FOR SURE.

But it's so nice when a game focuses on just being *fun* instead of being challenging or puzzly or intricate.

Back then, games appealed to kids. Nowadays, everyone wants super complicated things.

Heroquest is *STUPID.* It's move around, roll dice to win, and check for traps occasionally. It's extremely brainless. And yet it is SO MUCH FUN.

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@pandora_parrot i played the absolute heck out of that in like 4th-5th grade and I'm so pleased to hear that it got remade

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@prehensile It's more of a re-release, but YEAH. It's so good. They basically updated the pieces, but kept the game untouched.

@pandora_parrot oh wow they even kept the extremely dumb and awesome box art

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