Hey boo! Happy Halloween!
Tired of “trick-or-treatin'” and wearing the same costumes? Too many Harley Quinns on the streets this year? Why not play some horror board games on this eery night instead? Check out our selection of 10 sinister games ideal to celebrate this spooky day!
Some games on this list are free-of-charge to play even without accounts, and remember that your friends play for free at all times if you invite them!
1. Cult (FREE)
2–5 Players; 45–90 Min; 2016; Game on BGG
Cult is an worker placement, action bidding game for 2–5 players with a unique theme of managing a sinister cult.
Also, we will be teaching this game for free this weekend on Saturday Oct 29 at 1PM (New York time). Sign up for the event here.
2. Nightmarium (FREE)
2–5 Players; 15–45 Min; 2014; Game on BGG
Nightmarium is a fast card game about combining body parts to complete surreal creatures for 2-5 players aged 10+. The game is quick, easy to learn, and full of tactical decisions.
3. Creature College (FREE)
2–6 Players; 45 Min; 2016; Game on BGG
Creature College is a bidding game about collecting creatures, completing missions, building your research lab, and smacking down your enemies that is played in three university terms: Spring, Autumn and Winter.
4. Dark Moon (FREE)
3–7 Players; 60–75 Min; 2011; Game on BGG
Dark Moon (formerly known as BSG Express), is a game of deception and betrayal at the cold edge of space. During a routine excavation, an “incident” occurs whereby some of the crew become infected with an unknown virus, and become paranoid, deceitful, and violent, trying to destroy the others.
3–6 Players; 45 Min; 2015; Game on BGG
Transylvania: Curses & Traitors is a heavily themed adventure and exploration game featuring a modular board, variable player powers, hand management, and dice rolling. Travel to late 19th century Transylvania to fight Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies that terrorize the citizens.
Also, we will be teaching this game for free this weekend on Sunday Oct 30 at 1PM (New York time). Sign up for the event here.
2–4 Players; 60 Min; 2014; Game on BGG
In Ancient Terrible Things, you play the role of an intrepid adventurer, exploring a dark jungle river and uncovering its mysteries.
2–6 Players; 20 Min; 2013; Game on BGG
This variation of Fluxx features vampires, zombies, ghosts, an angry mob of villagers, and even a Bigfoot!
1–8 Players; 40–60 Min; 2016; Game on BGG
The Vampire, the Elf and the Cthulhu (VEC) is a strategic card game in which players represent writers who are trying to complete a novel together. Will the upcoming Horror-fantasy masterpiece be about the One Ring, the Castle of Dracula, or the Chtulhu Mythos?
2–3 Players; 20–30 Min; 2016; Game on BGG
Cadaver is a card game in which players must use a variety of arcane resources to reanimate a series of cadavers.
10. Dungeon Scoot
1–4 Players; 15–45 Min
Dungeon Scoot is a fast and fun game about running for your life from an ancient evil as the dungeon collapses around you and trying to scoop up treasures on the way.
Happy Halloween and see you at the table!