Monday, November 10, 2008

So what happens to HeroClix now?

Topps announces it's closing up shop on HeroClix:

So where does that leave the HeroClix community in the future?

The precedents aren't good. It seems that collectible games need the injection of fresh product in order to stay alive and played.

While there are examples of long out-of-print board games that keep getting played such as Up Front, this doesn't seem to happen often with collectibles.

I think HeroClix has a big enough universe of figures to be playable indefinitely, but without organized tournament play I wonder if players will lose interest. Or will scenario-based play now become the preferred way?

Crossposted from BoardgameGeek

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