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    Does anyone know what board game I'm talking about?

    Ok I dont have a lot of details, I just remember two evil entities were the Haunter and the Manticore. The box art had some stuff on it and what I remember clear as day was this "Manticore" using a scorpion like tail to brake this warriors axe. The warrior looked like he was going to attack regardless that his one weapon was now destroyed. I know, not much at all to go on, and this is probably around or earlier than 1992 because I used to own Battle Masters, and the date on the box is 92. Anyone think they can help?
    I can't remember the name of the game at all, probably because I don't recall ever knowing the name. I also remember the box art was pretty serious - not cartoony at all. It's 1:30 AM here and I'm going nuts trying to find the Box Art. I think it was the same type of game as Battle Masters by Milton Bradley.

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    Yeah, you're thinking of "Dark World" by Mattel.



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    It was one of the D&D style miniature knock off games like "Hero Quest" that came out back in the late 80s early 90s.


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    Noah, thanks for your post. It's always nice to have another resource with which to search for cool games.

    Jason, Props dude - that cover is so not the way I remember it, but the scorpion tale is firing a laser and was a detail I thought I remembered but neglected to mention because I was unsure. Plus, the game board looks exactly how I remember it. I'm actually a little disappointed, it looked a lot better in my mind haha! Then again, I was in 2nd or 3rd grade when I first played this. Thanks again man, you helped me put an end to something that was really driving me nuts.
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    I had this game when I was a kid!! Darkworlds was the shit for about 5 minutes until I started actually role playing with friends, DnD, L5R, Shadow Run, a cool system my friend created, Cobas. Aww, the days of role playing.

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    Is this the one where you could fire ilke "cannon balls" at the castle at the end and it shattered or is that a different game?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pezzle View Post
    Is this the one where you could fire ilke "cannon balls" at the castle at the end and it shattered or is that a different game?
    I believe you are thinking of Crossbows and Catapults

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    It was one of the D&D style miniature knock off games like "Hero Quest" that came out back in the late 80s early 90s.
    Never played Dark World, but I loved HeroQuest! Oh man, I haven't thought about that in years! Always loved the box art by Les Edwards too:

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    Gotta give props to Talisman, right

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    Hell yes to HeroQuest and Talisman. Here's one I remember playing as a very wee pup.

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    I was thinking about Dungeon too, is that one the same game as this:

    Does anyone know what board game I'm talking about?

    I think that the one I played was put out by TSR, so I'm guessing they just fancied up the packaging
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    Yeah, the original came out in....75 I think. The one you have shown is a later updated version. The board looks about the same though.

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    I used to have Heroquest but my mom threw it away. I'm still upset about it.

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    I loved Hero Quest. My brother and I wasted many hours playing that one particular summer.

    Talisman is cool too. I'm actually working on a few illustrations for a new expansion to that.

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