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10 Spook-tacular Games to Play This Halloween!

10 Spook-tacular Games to Play This Halloween!

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The months are drawing in and the scariest of seasons is approaching; Halloween! What better way to summon the ghosts and ghouls then to play a truly terrifying game with your friends and family?

We've assembled a list of our favourite scary games to play at Halloween for you to sink your fangs in to. From battling hordes of undead zombies to becoming your very own vampire, we've got all of the best games for Halloween right here.

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1. Mysterium

2-7 players | 40 minutes | Age 10+

In this gruesome game one player acts as the ghost who communicates with the other players through visions. The other players must decipher the images to help the ghost remember how he was murdered: Who did the crime? Where did it take place? Which weapon caused the death? The more the mediums cooperate and guess well, the easier it is to catch the right culprit!

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2. City of Zombies

1-6 players | 20-45 minutes | Age 6+

City of Zombies is a co-operative, dice-based intense team survival game. Players combine dice to target and remove zombies from an ever-advancing horde before their barricade is overrun. Protect the survivors from the zombies using maths, which can be scary for some people!

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3. Betrayal at House on the Hill

3-6 players | 60 minutes | Age 10+

Explore a haunted house together uncovering secret passages and hidden rooms. But hold on, one of your group has actually been a traitor the whole time! They could be witch intent on turning everyone into frogs, or a cultist trying to summon an ancient evil. It's up to you to defeat them and save the world!

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4. Zombies!!! MAIN GAME 3rd Edition

2-6 players | 60 minutes | Age 12+

Zombies!!! is a game about survival. Well, of course it is, it's about zombies. But, Zombies!!! is also about taking the fight to the undead with your friends. There is one seat on the helicopter, and you want it. Fight your way through the hordes of Zombies and your friends to get there. You don't have to run fast, you just have to run faster than everyone else...

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5.  Dark Souls: The Board Game

2-4 players | 120-180 minutes | Age 14+

The Dark Souls board game is a brutally hard exploration miniatures game for 1-4 players. The sense of danger is palpable as you discover new locations and the monsters that inhabit these dark places. Encounter terrifying bosses such as Dragon Slayer Ornstein and Executioner Smough. Prepare to die.

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6. Escape the Dark Castle

1-4 players | 20-45 minutes | Age 14+

Players take on the roles of prisoners, wrongfully incarcerated in the depths of The Dark Castle. Embarking on a desperate quest to escape, the players must work together to overcome the castle’s many horrors, traps, and challenges...

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7. Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition

1-5 players | 120 minutes | Age 13+

Mansions of Madness is a macabre game of horror, insanity, and mystery set in with the Lovecraft universe. Players take on the roles of investigators, searching for answers while struggling to survive the tides of horror that await them around every corner...

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8. Tides of Madness

2 players | 20 minutes | Age 10+

In Tides of Madness, two players go head to head, discovering ancient knowledge, exploring hidden locations and encountering horrific creatures. The most points wins, but beware succumbing to the madness that lies beneath...

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9. Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game

2-5 players | 100 minutes | Age 13+

Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Gameputs 2-5 players in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of humanity is either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters. Everyone has their own secret objectives and agenda to work towards, and if you're discovered you might be thrown to the ravenous hordes!

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10. Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition

As a vampire you suffer the pangs of the Hunger, the relentless and terrible thirst for human blood. If you refuse to deal with it, it will overcome your mind and drive you to terrible acts to slake it. Become the vampire you were meant to be in the 5th edition of the RPG that you'll really be able to sink your fangs in to!


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