For the first time ever today I found a vaguely collectable game in a charity store. It was Heroquest and it cost me a princely 75p (that's about 40 cents in US equivalent).
The box is in reasonable condition - there's quite extensive corner scuffing but that's about it. The contents surprised me though - they're complete and, with the exception of a couple of paint drops on the back of the board, they look as though they've hardly been used.
I bought it with the intention of selling it on Ebay, but a quick investigation reveals that the value of the game fluctuates wildly from between £10-30 complete. That, and the collector in me, wants to keep it even though it's not a game my gaming group will likely play and I've already got a couple of RPG-style games in my collection. If I knew it'd hit the £30 mark it'd definitely be a seller but I can't figure out why the price seems to vary so much.
Anyone give me an estimate of what it's likely worth, and opinions on whether to keep or sell, or maybe try selling with a reserve or other suggestions?
I used to play this game a LOT (I own a few of the expansions, etc.), but it hasn't hit the table in over a decade. Now I'm considering selling my set, especially since Descent does the whole thing a LOT better (imho).
As for value, typically the basic game doesn't seem to fetch all that much, but the expansions can often sell for over $100.00 each!
Ultimately, if you don't think you'll ever play it, there's really no reason to hold onto it, especially if you own or have the opportunity to play any of the other (and superior) dungeon-crawl games out there.
As the above replier said, it depends if you want to play it or not. It's not really that great a game when you get down to the basics, BUT, it is fun with four other people, if you put some effort into the interactions and such.
Plus, it's a good source of pieces, you got maps, counters, figurines, plenty of bits to use in other games, or maybe re-write the rules to something a bit deeper in gameplay!
Other than that, sell it. It's a very large box, that takes up lots of room. I have one complete version in the attic, and two "half-versions" (the bits are all over the attic), and i never feel the urge to play it sadly.
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Play it. and when you get bored of it sell it.
It is quite fun but there are better/deeper games out there.