Betrayal at House on the Hill board game
Betrayal at House on the Hill board game

Betrayal at House on the Hill

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The creak of footsteps on the stairs, the smell of something foul and dead, the feel of something crawling down your back - this and more can be found in Betrayal at House on the Hill. This fun and suspenseful game is a new experience almost every time you play - you and your friends explore ''that creepy old place on the hill'' until enough mystic misadventures happen that one of the players turns on all of the others!

Features multiple scenarios, a different lay-out with every game, and enough chills to freeze the heart of any horror fan.



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  • This is a great adventure exploration game with light RPG elements. I've played through nearly half of the 50 scenarios and still have fun every time. The most enjoyable aspects of the game are how you end up having a vastly different house layout each time, the win conditions are always different, you work both together and against each other, and each scenario plays out in such a unique way. I'd give it five stars but I acknowledge the flaws in the game - some of the scenarios are unbalanced and end up being way too short or dragging out for way too long, and almost everything is driven by luck. But at the end of the day, it's really what you make it. Get a group together, dim the lights, play some spooky music, and just enjoy the story that unfolds along the way.
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  • Pretty enjoyable at first phase. You and your friends go explore the house, get various items, facing different events, etc. Second phase where the haunt begins, there are some scenario that are confusing. Sometimes the heroes wins easily. Sometimes the traitor got overpowered. But it's a fun game to play with your friends on Friday night. Play time is around one hour to two and half hour.
  • For: Solo? Looks fun but need 3+ ppl, for adultsType: Coop (betrayal), Dungeon CrawlPlays: 3-6, 60 min
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#Betrayal at the House on the Hill is definitely my favorite here, especially at this time of the year! My friends and I set up the spooky playlists, turn the lights a little lower, and really get into the stories that unfold in each game. Every round is so different and it's really the best when you all build a whole story around the events that happen. Highly recommended to anyone!

I think #Betrayal at House on the Hill is the only "spooky game" I've really played. Still waiting for normalcy to return so I can play the legacy version with my friend.

#Disney Villainous is a favourite for us! Have all but one expansion and surely will be interested in the other one they have planned. Yet to try #Betrayal at House on the Hill being new to hobby, but I'm sure we'll get to soon. We just got #Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game which should be fun and quite fitting for the season!

If it were me, I'd go#Wingspan. I didn't enjoy#Betrayal at House on the Hill so I personally have no interest in the legacy version. And of course with everything going on it would be much easier to get Wingspan to the table. Not to mention there's another expansion coming out later this year!

Nice! I was going to try guessing without looking at profiles but I had so many games on my mind for that one.#Betrayal at House on the Hill immediately came to mind but that didn't sound exactly right.

Camels + Racing = #Camel Up

Too many races + Territory Control = #Small World

Dinner Building + Card Drafting = #Sushi Go Party!

Haunted House + Traitor Game = #Betrayal at House on the Hill

Iconic Monsters + King of the Hill = #King of Tokyo

Bean Farming + Trading = #Bohnanza: Bohna Nostra

Trains + Route Building = #Ticket To Ride

I could do this all day...

 

We have been playing #Pandemic Legacy: Season 2.  So far we have played 11 total games, 3 prolog games, and then 8 games to get us to July.  We lost 4 in a row from March to April and then turned things around in May and June.  So far really enjoying it.  It is quite different than Season 1.  Which at this point I would say I liked a bit more.  Season 2 does introduce some new mechanics but through the first six months the game itself has not chnaged all that much and I was hoping for a bit more variety.  I'm sure that will prob happen in thelast six months.

We also played #Adventure Games: The Dungeon.  This was well written and voice narrated through the app.  This is a relatively simple adventure (if it were a video game it would be a point and click) but with some decent branching outcomes.  We did miss a few key things towards the end of the adventure, which I won't go into as they are all spoilers, but it would have been nice if they had desinged it a bit differently so that you wouldn't miss big parts of the adventure because you chose to do A before B, C and D.  Overall though we enjoyed it.  The nice part is nothing is destoryed so you could easily hand it off to someone else to play unlike say the EXIT series of games which for the most part are one and done.

We played a couple games of #Scooby-Doo!: Betrayal at Mystery Mansion Which i would descibe as Betrayal light.  The theme is great.  All the haunts are named after episodes of the TV show or movies.  The game seems to suffer a bit from the same things #Betrayal at House on the Hill and its DnD counterpart #Betrayal at Baldur's Gate did and that is the Haunts are not written in a clear manor so that everyone knows what to do.  In one case we played a Haunt where one of the main mechanics of the haunt was completely left out of the book.  I had to check the forums to figure it out.  And after looking around the forums realized that there are quite a few more issues as well.  These are in my opionion unforgiveable errors.  Someone should have absolutely caught those kinds of simeple errors on the very first play test.  Beyond that though the game is fun and if you are interested in a Betrayal game but are new to the concept or gaming in general this would be a great game to start off with, and then if you like it you can work your way through the other two and eventually #Betrayal Legacy, one of my favortie Legacy games to date.

 

Yesterday we played a couple games of #Sonora.  A flick and write game.  Love both aspects of the game.  The flicking is fun and you can mess with the other players if you want to.  There are 4 sections you flick in to and those correspond to the 4 sections you can write your points in to.  Each section has bonuses that allow you to chain scoring from one section to another and on and on and sometimes just one disk can chain many times.  The final game yesterday my son and I tied at 266 and he ended up winning the tie breaker as he had one more discovery bonus than I did.  Really enjoy this game and would highly reccomend to anyone who enjoys roll and writes or flicking games.

 

 

My list is pretty boring. We do have a pretty good FLGS that sometimes has some good deals, but usually the bigger games are full MSRP, even for older ones. Frankly I don't have the budget to worry about supporting an FLGS. I've bought a couple of smaller games from there, though.

Otherwise my list is pretty much the same - Target maybe, B&N has a good selection but usually MSRP, and Craigslist/FB Marketplace. I've actually also had some good luck with the /r/boardgames bazaar thread and just looked for local people. That and /r/boardgameexchange.

I don't make routine trips to Goodwill, but when I've gone I haven't seen any cool games for a bargain. I think the closest I saw may have been #Betrayal at House on the Hill, in which I have zero interest.