Nothing like a little mystery

My niece turned me onto a new board game called “Betrayal at House on the Hill”. I haven’t gotten a chance to play it but I have been doing some research on it and it sounds like a fun game!

Typically during the winter time, I really get into playing games (i.e. board games, card games, and the occasional console game).  I guess it’s all part of keeping our sanity during the cold months Mother Nature bestows on us as well as fighting ‘cabin fever’.

For those of you who are interested, check out the Tabletop 2-part episode showcasing Betrayal at House on the Hill.

http://youtu.be/MINNKyE4fjs

http://youtu.be/xgbQwxQIhbw

If any of you have played this games, I would love to hear your feedback!

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One thought on “Nothing like a little mystery

  1. I played this game a couple of times in college and recently received it as a christmas gift. We’ve since played it nearly every day, it’s lots of fun.

    The two part twist in the game, where everyone starts out together and no one knows who will be the traitor is a brilliant game mechanic. And the stories that take place once the haunt is triggered completely change the game from one play to the next.

    I will say, those who enjoy a game based in strategic thinking may find it frustrating as it relies heavily on luck (but how else could you build a level of suspense?). Sometimes your heroes will stand a chance and sometimes they really won’t, it all depends on how the tiles and cards have fallen. I would recommend players go into it looking for a story experience. Read the flavor text and allow yourself to be drawn into the house with your characters. If you enjoy suspense and letting yourself get creeped out, then this could be a great game for you.

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