Hopefully this weekend I'm going to be introducing HQ to my 11 year old niece and my 8 year old nephew, I've been trying to get them interested in boardgames for a bit now and they both agreed that they want to play HQ! Let's hope they take to it and see it as an alternative to computer gaming!
I think that's a good age to get them started and HeroQuest is one of those games that's great for beginners and can be made more and more complex as needs be if they really get into the whole RPG aspect.
Painted Models and other 'eye candy' are a must when it comes to getting kids attention
Talking of candy, for added try buying a bag of sweets and hand them out at the end of the game for treasure (chocolate coins are ideal) - I've done this with adult players in the past and it always goes down well
~The ravings of a single mad Goblin is bad enough, but such a power-hungry, malice-filled creature as Mortis can never hope to be understood~
Just finished playing Heroquest, the verdict from my niece and nephew...!!!!! They absolutely loved it, and can't wait for next week to play again!!! We played 'The Trial' and both of the kids managed to get through it but my brother got the Dwarf killed in the very last room!!! My neice played as the Elf and my nephew had the Wizard character.