Warhammer Quest Shadows Over Hammerhal is a boxed game for 2-5 players, set in – and below – the splendid city of Order, Hammerhal. The game can handle 4 player characters with a 5th playing as the Game Master. Also, the game is compatible with Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower Hero Cards, so any miniatures you already have for that game can be used in Shadows Over Hammerhal.

Inside the box is 31 miniatures, a 72-page guidebook, a 32-page adventure book for the gamemaster to use, 18 double-sided board sections, 55 cards, 12 dice and counters/markers for tracking your heroes as they gain experience and skills.

Last published around 1995, Warhammer Quest is making a triumphant return thanks to Games Workshop finally caving into fans’ wishes. Releasing at the end of this month you can preorder the game for $150 and get some sweet extras for free, includin an art card of The Yncarne, Avatar of Ynnead and a free Gamemaster’s Screen.

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Warhammer Quest Card GameThe Warhammer community is getting a fun new adaptation of a dungeon adventure set in the Old World. You don’t have to pull out your minis or set aside an entire corner of your living room for this game. This version of Warhammer Quest, just announced by Fantasy Flight, is a stand-alone card game.

In this cooperative style dungeon crawl game, up to four players become heroic warriors and head deep into the dark recesses of Schompf’s underbelly. You’ll fight against ghouls, Skaven, goblins, giant spiders and swarms of rats.

You can play as a Bright Wizard, a Waywatcher, an Ironbreaker, or a Warrior Priest. Each, of course, has special abilities that will help get the adventuring party to the center of the dark lair.

Players explore the dungeons of Schompf by tunneling through caverns and exploring the underground city. Find the dark lair by advancing though the location deck. Exploring the tunnels will not be easy. Every time you reach a new location, new dangers are drawn at random from the quest’s enemy deck.

From the game’s description, it is likely that Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game will be nearly identical to the Lord of the Rings Card Game by Fantasy flight, at least in game mechanics.

The game is scheduled to launch in the third quarter of 2015. There is no official information at this time about the pricing. However, it will probably be prices similar to the base LOTR Card game, which retails for $40.

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Make sure not to throw these away when clearing out the basement!

Here are the top 20 most valuable vintage board games based on a survey of successfully completed eBay auctions*:

1. Be a Manager (1967, BAMCO): $1,500

Be a Manager

2. Fortune (1935, Parker Brothers): $1,360


3. War of the Ring Collector’s Edition (2010, Fantasy Flight Games): $1,200

War of the Ring Collector's Edition

4. Swift Meats Major League Baseball Game (1957, Swift Meats): $1,084

Swift Meats Major League Baseball Game

5. Keywood (1995, R&D Games): $860


6. Haunted House (1962, IDEAL): $800

Haunted House

7. The Elvis Presley Game (1957, Teen-Age Games): $799

The Elvis Presley Game

8. Settlers of Catan 3D Collector’s Edition (2005, Mayfair Games): $775

Settlers of Catan 3D

9. Monopoly (1933, Parker Brothers): $760

Monopoly 1933

10. Lost in Space 3D Action Fun Game (1966, REMCO): $750

Lost in Space

11. Axis & Allies 50th Anniversary Edition (2008, Avalon Hill): $588

Axis & Allies 50th Anniversary Edition

12. Moon Mullins Game (1927, Milton Bradley): $550

Moon Mullins Game

13. Dark Tower (1981, Milton Bradley): $535

Dark Tower

14. Boris Karloff’s Monster Game (1965, Game Gems): $522

Boris Karloff's Monster Game

15. La Bataille de Deutsch-Wagram (1981, Marshall Enterprises): $502

La Bataille de Deustch-Wagram

16. War in Europe (1999, Decision Games): $500

War in Europe

17. Case Blue (2007, Multi-Man Publishing): $500

Case Blue

18. Warhammer Quest (1995, Games Workshop): $500

Warhammer Quest

19. Mickey Mouse Snakes & Ladders (?, The Chad Valley Games): $484

Mickey Mouse Snakes & Ladders

20. The Devil’s Cauldron (2008, Multi-Man Publishing): $481

The Devil's Cauldron

*As of July 28, 2013. Not including artistic, custom, or generic games, or ones made of special materials—for example, hand carved Chess pieces or antique, bone Mahjong sets. Also not including collections, like a series of games or an army of miniatures. And yes, I realize that a few might stretch the meaning of vintage, but all are out-of-print.