Spotlight On: Vintage Games

While The Round Table is a new gaming experience, there are some older games that are too cool to ignore. That’s why we offer an impressive vintage games shelf with a growing selection. Our vintage section includes games that influenced entire genres, and games that are just plain fun. Many of these vintage games are completely out of print, and can be difficult and expensive to purchase. With that in mind, they’re available on request only. Next time you visit us at The Round Table, be sure to check out these classic vintage games:

Heroquest is a simple dungeon-crawling adventure game published in 1989 that can be played in 90 minutes with 2 to 5 players. In this quest-based game, 1 player sets up the scenarios and controls the monsters, while the other players control a team of adventurers attempting to foil the plans of an evil wizard. The team of adventurers consists of an elf, a barbarian, a dwarf, and a wizard, each with different special abilities. This game is a grandfather to its genre, and its influence can still be seen in modern dungeon-crawlers. If you’re a fan of fantasy games, and have a solid chunk of time, then this is a game that you need to play.

Nightmare is a video board game published in 1991 that can be played in 60 minutes with 2 to 6 players. In this simple game, players attempt to collect keys and meet in the center of the board before time runs out. What makes this game unique is that it is controlled by a video-tape that plays scenes of the game’s host and villain, The Gatekeeper. If the tape reaches the end before the players have succeeded, the game is lost! This unique horror game is a great choice for anyone looking for a relatively quick cooperative game.

Fireball Island is a simple treasure hunting game published in 1986 that can be played in 45 minutes with 2 to 4 players. This super huge, physically impressive game is tons of fun and barely fits on our shelf. In this game players attempt to climb an erupting volcano in search of treasure, while fireballs occasionally roll down the mountain in the form of small plastic marbles that threaten to knock the explorers over. This vibrant game comes with a vacuum formed game board in the shape of the titular island. The island contains fast rivers, and treacherous bridges that feel like they’re straight out of an adventure movie. If you’re looking for a fun, simple game that feels huge then this game is definitely for you.

Our vintage games are really the perfect fit for our medieval theme, and we highly recommend that you try one or all of them next time you visit The Round Table. Of course, we’re also always adding new games to our library, so make sure to come visit often, and see what great games we’ve got in store for you to play.