Guest Author - Lynn Little
Looking to have a frightfully good time your next board game night and want to get into the 'spirit' of the season? Then check out these horrific board games.
Zombies!! will put you right smack in the middle of your own Zombie flick. The rules of the game are simple - make it to the heliport before the zombies get you. This is a fun, relatively quick game to play that is more fun when at least three people are playing.
Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game is another game that pits players against a horde of zombies. To add to the game experience, the board is made up of photos and the game even has its own CD soundtrack.
In City of Horror, your group is facing a massive wave of zombies. You must survive four rounds when reinforcements arrive. Each turn, a player moves into a space and then all actions associated with that move are resolved. After four rounds, the player with the most victory points wins.
Zombicide is another zombie-inspired collaborative board game where players worked together to fight the zombie horde. Either you all win or you all lose. Create your own scenario or play out one of the ten that come with the game. Zombicide is for one to six players.
Goth The Game of Horror Trivia will test your knowledge in categories like Historical Horrors, Movies and Music Mayhem, and Bloody Tales and Poetry. Fill your graveyard with tombstones to win the game but beware of your opponents who can set you back on your quest to win this frightening trivia game.
Arkham Horror has been around for a while but now has an update version and is definitely one for Call of Cthulhu fans to add to their collection. Horrible events have started to happen in Arkham, Massachusetts, sending the townsfolk into a panic. All signs seem to point to something dreadfully frightening to happen in the near future. It's up to you to investigate and save the town from certain doom.
Ouija Board has been around for quite a while and is a favorite game to play late at night during a sleepover. Players ask the board questions as their hands are guided to letters.
Clue is a classic board game where players try to solve a murder mystery. Fun for all and it's a party game that has been around for many years.
Betrayal at House on Haunted Hill will have players exploring a haunted house of their own design. It's a tile game where players build the house and one player is secretly plotting to betray his opponents.
I Spy Spooky Night is a memory game with a scary premise. Take turns flipping cards over. Once all cards are face up, find four cards to solve the riddle.
Bump in the Night will have players cast as monsters who try their hardest to scare little kids. The first person to scare five kids out of the house wins the game.
Scooby-Doo! Haunted House Game comes with a 3D house that you explore in this game featuring those meddling kids. It is a race to the top of the house to win this game.
Have a scary good time next game night with one of these spooky board games.