8 Spooky Board Games to Play on Halloween Night
Whether you're a board game lover, homebody, or just want to escape the inevitable cold front that comes every year on October 31, pulling out a board game on the spookiest night of the year is never a bad idea.
From spooky to creepy to just plain dark, here is a list of eight board games to play on Halloween night:
Nostalgic: Goosebumps: The Board Game
Two-player: Exit: The Game - The Sinister Mansion
Large groups: One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Family-friendly: Shadows in the Forest: Play in the Dark Strategy Game
Trivia: Trivial Pursuit: Horror Movies
Just plain dark: Gloom: Second Edition
Gather around the board, if you dare, and unlock secrets from a mysterious and mystifying world. You have questions, and the spirit world has answers and the uncanny Ouija board is your way to get them. What DO you want to know?
All of R.L.Stine's monsters have escaped from his manuscripts and are roaming the streets of Madison, and none of them want to go back... including you! In Goosebumps: The Board Game everyone plays their favourite monster. Players battle each other in a frantic race along a trail of mayhem and manuscripts, trying to reach the typewriter before it sends them away for good. Only the first monster to reach the typewriter will be saved.
A horrible crime has been committed on the grounds of Warwick Manor and it's up to the psychic investigators to get to the bottom of it. In Mysterium, one player tries to lead the investigators to their culprit. Over the course of the game, players work together to solve a mystery by psychically communicating with the victim. The ghost tried to lead the psychics to the correct culprit through clues. Can they determine the weapon, location, and killer, or will a violent criminal perfect the perfect murder?
In Exit: The Game - The Sinister Mansion you are invited to be a guest at a palatial mansion, but upon arrival, you find yourselves forced to take part in a macabre game. The clock is ticking, and there is not much time left to solve the puzzles. Can you escape the mansion before it’s too late?
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One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a fast game for 3-10 players in which everyone gets a role: One of the dastardly Werewolves, the tricky Troublemaker, the helpful Seer, or one of a dozen different characters, each with a special ability. In the course of a single morning, your village will decide who is a werewolf...because all it takes is lynching one werewolf to win!
Looking for a family-friendly game to play on Halloween night? Shadows in the Forest is a thrilling, immersive play experience that brings a distinctive twist to game night – you play it in the dark! One player moves the LED lantern around in search of Shadowlings, mysterious creatures who avoid the light. The lantern illuminates the forest and trees, casting real shadows on the game board. The rest of the players work together, strategically moving their Shadowlings to stay out of the light.
Trivial Pursuit: Horror Movies allows players to test their knowledge of 100 years of horror including 600 questions relating to psychological thrillers, epic monster films, the paranormal and the goriest and most disturbing cinema of all time. This compact, quick-play version that you can grab on your way to the panic room includes the categories Monster, Gore/Disturbing, Psychological, Paranormal, Slasher, International.
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.
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