Betrayal at House on the Hill, It’s a TRAP!
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Betrayal at House on the Hill, It’s a TRAP!

Dim the lights, put on some spooky music, and keep an eye on the other players. This tile exploring game created by Avalon Hill keeps players on their toes with random events and one very scary Haunt. If you’re playing with someone who has played before the game is easy to pick up, for a quick rundown of the rules I found TeamHypercube does a great job.

When you are putting together your group of people to play really aim for 4-6 players, the more people the more interesting game-play will be. Choosing a character  really depends on one’s play style, with four different traits who you play can make all the difference.  I personally am a fan of Ox Bellows, with his high might stat I find post haunt game-play to favour his stat distribution.

Another tip that I have is when preparing for the Haunt is that any chance you have to increase your stats, you take immediately. With such diversity in what could happen when the Haunt is revealed, having a few items and high stats will give you a fighting chance against whatever the game throws at you.

This is a great game to break out with a group of friends, as mentioned above the game is easy to pick up for new players and the game scenario’s are different every time and you’ll never have the exact same experience twice. Depending on how long game night is planned for it is not uncommon to have a few rounds of Betrayal in a sitting, this game will leave you coming back. The game can be bought at BoardGameBliss.



  1. Zohra
    March 3, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Oooooh! I love scary stuff. Reminds me of Clue. Great job with your blog!

  2. Shelley Schaubel
    March 5, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Never knew there was a board game. When the movie came out it was so scary, now that I watch not so. Board game sort of looks like a ouji board…freaky.

  3. Ilia Shikhov
    March 7, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Cool over view, did you try Arkham Horror based on Lovecraft’s novels? I heard it’s spooky and very long. Average time playing in hours equals a number of players. I bet it’s hard and interesting 🙂

  4. Olena
    March 7, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Sounds fun, can’t wait to try it! 🙂

  5. Ryan Laird
    March 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Although we didn’t get to finish the game we started in class, it was fun enough for me to trust your opinions on board games. This is great blog because your knowledge and passion is so clear!

  6. Krutika Parab
    March 8, 2017 at 12:32 am

    I would love to play this game with my friends. Thank you so much for sharing information about this one.

  7. Cassie
    March 8, 2017 at 1:32 am

    This is right up my, my best friends, my boyfriends and some more friends alley. I may have to look into getting this one day. It sounds like so much fun!!

  8. Gaia
    March 8, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Sounds like so much fun. You should organize this in class :D. Love scary games and certainly loving the posts:)

  9. Steph Corey
    March 13, 2017 at 3:18 am

    this is a great blog, I enjoy board games.

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