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Pierce Roberts
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The boss of the house has finally given in! My 6 and 7 year old sons and I have been looking at Heroscape for a couple of years. My question is...In what order should I purchase the starter set and expansions
 
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James Perry
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The master set is the only MUST, and I'd get two to start with.

After that everyone has their opinions of what sets are good.

My suggestions are:

Road to Forgotten Forest - Trees and more terrain

Heros of Laur - More big guys
Rankar's Vision - Even more big guys

Then start picking up the smaller expansions. Lava is fun, but it can be annoying as well. Snow/Ice is "meh" to me.

 
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I only bought 1 Master Set because I did want doubles of the original unique figures but I also bought additional terrain tiles on e-bay.

I also bought 3 Road to the Forgotten Forest sets. Road to the Forgotten Forest adds much more to the terrain and look of the game.

Lava? Ho hum...I bought some and swapped it off almost right away.

Never had the Ice/Tundra or the Castle Set.
 
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Regai wrote:
The master set is the only MUST, and I'd get two to start with.

After that everyone has their opinions of what sets are good.

My suggestions are:

Road to Forgotten Forest - Trees and more terrain

Heros of Laur - More big guys
Rankar's Vision - Even more big guys

Then start picking up the smaller expansions. Lava is fun, but it can be annoying as well. Snow/Ice is "meh" to me.



I'd say James is right on. Try the base set just to get started, then the Road to Forgotten Forest.
 
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Andrew DiGregorio
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agreed, although i would only start with ONE master set. Just to test the waters and see if you like it. It's not like they are rare or anything. You can always pick up as many as you want later one....

I am a HS fan and even I still only have 1 master set (and 1 of each expansion).

 
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David McLeod
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Get the master set and let them have fun! There is so much you can do with one set! If need be (i.e. they both need a gift) get them each one and then they can combine their sets to make a much BIGGER battlefield. I know there are lot of opinions on what sets are best but I haven't been dissapointed by any of it. Being that they're young boys they will most likely be fascinated by ALL of Heroscape.

Good value to be had in the Forgotten Forest and Castle explansions!

Have fun!!!
 
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I highly recommend the following GeekList:

The Minimalist's Guide to Heroscape
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/15684
 
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David G.
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Buy.com has a special right now that if you order $50 worth of stuff and pay via Google Pay, you get $20 off. They had Heroscape.

I'd get a Master Set and a Orm's Return. The trees really add some spice.
 
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Charles Hasegawa
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Get a base set. Can you build some really cool terrain with more than one? Of course. Do you need more than one? No. If your kids really like it, then another won't hurt, though you can also just buy huge sets of terrain off ebay as well.

As for the expansions, well...
Road to the Forgotten Forest is cool for the trees and the bridge. The terrain looks better, and the trees add line of site issues to make things fun. As for the rest, its going to be hit or miss as to what you can find anywhere (including online). It also depends on what you and your kids end up liking in the various units. If certain heros are favored, you might want to try and get the units that will offer linking. If your kids just like some of the "cool looking guys", the new expansion with the dragons might be the way to go.
 
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Warning: I've told this story before......

Pierce, I'm reminded of when I finally bought my son Heroscape. I gave it to him for his birthday. When he opened it, he yelled, "MOM! It's that game you've always wanted!!" He was really happy for me.

Have fun!

 
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