Games Like Heroscape: Monsters on Hexes
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You want to buy a game that is just like Heroscape... but just a little different. Maybe you don't have much room for storage space. Maybe you want something with a good old-fashioned 2-D board. Maybe you want something that doesn't have expansions because you want to preempt your collect-o-holic issues. Maybe you are disturbed by anachronisms and want to expunge minutemen from your fantasy world. You want something just a little different. Which game do you buy?

Some ground rules.
1. The games must have a hexagonal board.
2. There must be fantasy (or sci-fi) creatures trying to kill each other.
3. Keep in mind that if A is like B, and B is like C, A is not necessarily like C. So your suggestions don't need to be similar to others' suggestions, only to Heroscape.
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1. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:270] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
David J
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The game most like Heroscape is... Heroscape... so we'll start here.
 
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2. Board Game: Titan [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:790]
David J
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Perhaps the granddaddy of monsters-on-hexes.
 
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3. Board Game: Dragon Pass [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:3121]
David J
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Another AH game, hex-and-counter.
 
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4. Board Game: BattleLore [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:252]
John W
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Here's the obvious candidate that matches your criteria....
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5. Board Game: Battle Masters [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:2707]
John W
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And here's the precursor.
 
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6. Board Game: Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:545]
John W
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And another.
 
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7. Board Game: Duel of Ages Set 1: Worldspanner [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1735]
Giles Pritchard
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Shepparton
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A fantastic game that has a great many monsters on hexes. This one is very enjoyable (for me at least).


Thanks to laiernie


Thanks to Rick Mathews


And someone who has made a Heroscaped version of the Duel of Ages board:


Thanks to jmagi


Good luck in your quest!

Cheers,

Giles.
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8. Board Game: Wizard Kings [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1747]
Albert Hernandez
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Wizard Kings has lots of monsters and though the board isn't made of plastic tiles, it does at least offer multiple set-ups.
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9. Board Game: Monsters Menace America [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:3224]
Albert Hernandez
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Hexes: check.
Monsters: check.
Fighting each other: well, at the end of the game.
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10. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: Combat Hex Tradeable Miniatures Game [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:4915]
Dan Rosewater
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This should also meet your criterias execpt that it is a collectable and out of print game.
 
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11. Board Game: Nexus Ops [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:334]
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It has humans, but they're just pesky fodder. cool

I don't know if you would consider this sci-fi rather than fantasy, but I would consider it both.
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12. Board Game: Neuroshima Hex! [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:212] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Dan Poole
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A new favorite
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13. Board Game: Starship Troopers [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:2309]
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An oldie
 
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14. Board Game: The Beastlord [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:10707]
Kent Reuber
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Beastlord has four armies: beasts, men, elves, and goblins. The are two maps, one for large area movement, and a second tactical board for resolving battles.
 
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15. Board Game: Warangel [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:4143]
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I think that Warangel might meet your criteria, although it is strategic.
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16. Board Game: War of the Ring [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:2364]
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A classic. I remember playing it about 10 ten years ago, when draught ruined 5 hours of play (.
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17. Board Game: Melee [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:2465] [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
Les Haskell
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If this game were released today in a big box with nice minis (painted or unpainted) with a modular gameboard, some pre-made scenarios and a random generator (for the gameboard, scenarios and encounters) this game would be state-of-the-art. Melee has all the tactical nuances that are missing from most of today's great games: initiative, flanking, different armor and weapons ratings. It goes on. You can have one-on-one battles with any combination of creatures: human, orc, troll, giant, dragon, etc. You can have larger battles. You can do combat arenas or dungeon crawls. I really miss playing this game and if it were released like this I would buy it immediately.
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