Hey boo! Happy Halloween!

Tired of “trick-or-treatin” and wearing the same costumes? Too many Pennywises on the streets this year? Why not play some horror board games on this eery night instead? Check out our selection of 13 sinister games ideal to celebrate this spooky day!

1. Cult

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.

2. Nightmarium

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

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 

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.

5. Transylvania: Curses & Traitors

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.

6. Ancient Terrible Things

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.

7. Monster Fluxx

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!

8. The Vampire, the Elf and the Cthulhu

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?

9. Cadaver

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. Chaos and Alchemy

2–5 Players; 30 Min; Game on BGG


Chaos & Alchemy is a fast-paced game of dice management and rivalry between alchemists.

11. Werewolf vs. Vampire

2 Players; 15–25 Min; Game on BGG


Werewolf vs. Vampire is a tactical game that brings these creatures to life through their unique abilities. Plan ahead by building paths through this unknown world. But watch out, your opponent is trying to block you just as much as you are trying to block them!

12. Gloom of Kilforth

1-4 Players; 60–180 Min; Game on BGG


Gloom of Kilforth is a game of high fantasy with a gothic edge, where 1-4 players, working individually or together, assume the roles of heroes on a journey through a dark world of magic and peril.

13. Lucidity

2-4 Players; 30 Min; Game on BGG


Lucidity: Six-sided Nightmares is a press-your-luck dice collection and manipulation game  about Dreamers,  who can enter the world of dreams and draw power from it, but also haunted and hunted by the shadows that live therein.

Happy Halloween and see you at the table!