With Halloween just round the corner, it's time to start breaking into creepy old houses again. Aaargh - a leopard-print rug with magnolia wallpaper! This house gives me the willies! If you've seen enough episodes of Scooby Doo to know that breaking and entering is a bad idea, then keep things safe and spooky with these three brilliant board games set in haunted houses! It's a Halloween board game extravaganza!
1. Betrayal at House on the Hill - 3-6 players, 60 minutes, £40
Betrayal at House on the Hill is ideal for parties, family gatherings or casual fun with friends. A tile game that allows players to build their own haunted house room by room, tile by tile, you'll create a new thrilling game board every time you play! Players take one of six possible characters. Secretly, one of the characters betrays the rest of the party, and the innocent members of the party must defeat the traitor in their midst before it’s too late! Betrayal at House on the Hill will appeal to any game player who enjoys a fun, suspenseful, and strategic game.
2. Mysterium - 2-7 players, 42 minutes, £30
In the 2-7 player board game Mysterium, Mr. MacDowell, a gifted astrologist, enters his new house when he immediately detects a supernatural being. Gathering eminent mediums of his time (that's you!) for an extraordinary seance, you'll have 7 hours to contact the ghost and investigate to unlock an old mystery… This party game was one of the most anticipated games of 2015, thanks to innovative, thrilling and immersive features. It offers cooperation and investigation with an asymmetrical gameplay. While playing the ghost or a medium, you will have fun trying to guess what other players have in their minds, whether you're at a student night or a family party!
3. Dead Panic - 2-6 players, 90 minutes, £35
In Dead Panic, each player takes on the role of one of eight unique characters, which have special abilities. Players work together to survive in a remote cabin, at the center of the board, against waves of the undead that close in from the edges of the board. If the players can hold out, survivors bring pieces of the radio needed to call for rescue. Once rescue arrives, it's up to each player to leave the safety of the cabin and make it out alive! Will you enter the doomed cabin and survive Dead Panic?!
If you're crazy about creepiness but not a fan of actual ghosts, we recommend popping along to Urban Tap House on a Monday night between 5-10pm, £3 entry, for the Board Game Bar, where you can play all these haunted games & more!