5 years ago, Games Workshop brought back its board game classic Space Hulk for a limited edition run, so exclusive and limited it would never be seen again once it sold out. Never ever. No siree. Nope. Never. Well... until now.
For those unfamiliar with the premise, Space Hulk is an intense tabletop game set in the grimdark grim darkness of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, created when someone had a brilliant idea and said 'hey, what if we did Alien but with Space Marines?'. A small squad of Blood Angels are sent to a cramped, derelict spaceship packed full of hordes of Tyranids, and must try to not get their face chewed off whilst completing a series of objectives. It's a great, standalone experience of the Warhammer 40k universe that doesn't require offering your wallet to Khorne as a blood sacrifice in order to build an army and get the rulebooks like you do for the wargame. The 2009 edition of the game was only its third edition since its creation in 1989, and the first available version of Space Hulk since 1996, so it was a big deal - and when fans were told that it was a limited run, they bought in their droves pretty sharpish.
But never fear if you missed out - you can get it again right now! The never to be printed again third edition has got a new print coming soon. It's exactly the same as the 2009 run - board Tiles, dice, 12 Blood Angels models, 23 Tyranid models, objective markers, a rulebook and a scenario book - except the number of different missions to play has been bumped up from 12 to 16. As with all Games Workshop products though, expect to pay a pretty penny if you want to get your hands on it - the asking price is £75 in the UK, and $125 in the US.
Space Hulk returns September 20th.
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