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!
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.
2–5 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.
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.
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.
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.
2–5 Players; 30 Min; Game on BGG
Chaos & Alchemy is a fast-paced game of dice management and rivalry between alchemists.
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!
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.
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!