Gameplay - 81%
Understandable - 70%
Fun - 87%
Quality - 80%
Enter this strange house and investigate all the strange rumours going around but beware as something might just lie around the next corner.
Betrayal at House on the Hill is an awesome Horror board game that was first released in 2004 with an updated reprint in 2010 and a great expansion in 2016 called Widows Walk.
3-6 players can take part to explore the haunted mansion but little do they know that one or more of them will betray the rest. This strategy game will be enjoyed by most people who like the genre, the rules are fairly easy to learn and after the first play through, one game should take about 60 minutes. The game has all the details in the rule books and on the cards that you require, not once did I feel that I’m missing some information or that I needed to make something up.
You build the board as you play, changing the layout and making every playthrough unique. As you build the rooms and collect various tokens and stuff, you will also collect Omen cards and make an Omen roll, if this roll fails, or succeeds depending on how you look at it, then the haunt will begin. You then take a look at what Omen card was drawn, in which room and which character. This will determine the Haunt story that will take place. There are so many fun one that I want to try but there aren’t enough hour yet to try them all. From a haunting Mummy to Vampires and Zombies there is a horror story there for everyone. Will you be victorious or will the monster/s be the last one standing. So far the game has a good balance between the two sides when playing with 4 people, playing with 6 might change it but at the end of the day it depends on how good of a Strategist you are.
Widows Walk is the expansion released in 2016, it adds a whole new level to the mansion, the roof. It gives you 20 more rooms and a whopping 50 new haunts. It is definitely worth getting the expansion together with the base game.
Betrayal at House on the Hill as well as the expansion Widows Walk is an awesome game for anyone to experience, be patient and learn the rules and what it is about and then you can have endless fun. Enter if you Dare, Exit if you can…
Playing Time: 60 Min
# of Players: 3 – 6 Players
Category: Strategy / Horror
Age Rating: Teen
Publisher/Designer/Artist: Hasbro / Christopher Badell / Shauna Wolf Narciso
Estimated RRP: R899 / Expansion R350
Year Date: 2004 / Expansion 2016
- So much Fun
- So many variables
- First play can be little confusing