Heat up your cauldron, gather your broomstick, and send out the bats! It's the spookiest time of the year, and here at Rules we've assembled the 10 games that are sure to scare even the bravest board gamers!
We've got the largest variety of thrills and an overwhelming abundance of chills on offer this Halloween. Solve gruesome murders as a ghostly detective, lead patrons of your inn to their death to steal their belongings, and make your own abominable monster to rival that of Dr Frankenstein!
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!
2-4 players | 90-180 minutes | Age 13+
Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein is a competitive game of strategic monster building for 2-4 players, inspired by Mary Shelley's classic novel of gothic horror. In the game, the creature demands your help to accomplish what his own creator would not: to bring to life an abomination like itself, a companion to end its miserable solitude.
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!
This heroic Dungeons & Dragons adventure book takes players from levels 1 to 13 as they journey through Baldur’s Gate and into Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells. Dungeon Masters will entice their heroes with devils’ deals, designed to lure adventurers with the ultimate temptations of power and treasure...
1-4 players | 45 minutes | Age 14+
In The Bloody Inn, you are one of the competitive innkeepers, bent on amassing the most wealth. Unfortunately, your morals hinder you from robbing your guests… at least while they're alive. Fortunately, your scruples have no qualms with murder. Of course, you can't just have dead bodies piled everywhere: It's bad for business, and besides, what if the police drop by for a visit? It's all so much work! Perhaps you could employ some of the guests as accomplices? Everyone has a price, after all!
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...
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...
2-4 players | 60 minutes | Age 13+
In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: you want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death!
9. Ghost Blitz
2-8 players | 20 minutes | Age 8+
Can you help Balduin the ghost with his haunting and quickly name the right item, or even make it disappear by yourself? If you grab the right items quickly, you have a good chance of winning...
10. Zombie Fluxx
2-6 players | 10-40 minutes | Age 8+
Welcome to the dark side of Fluxx, the card game of ever-changing rules! Zombie Fluxx takes the award-winning card game Fluxx and cranks up the fun with a Zombie uprising. The Zombies arrive in the form of a new type of card, called the Creeper, which hangs around in front of you, preventing you from winning.
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