Board games are a huge part of autumn evenings, when you can sit at home with your boyfriend/girlfriend, friends or family with a cup of warm chocolate and have fun together playing. There are so many now on the market, that you just have to pick the best for you.

Some games are based on pure strategy, and they can last hours before you finish; some are purely based on chance. They are always based on defeating opposing players. Some plays are very simple, but others are amazing! Sometimes entire universes are represented in a board game, with great stories behind.

In this period the most fun board games you can find are obviously Horror or Fantasy board games. Here are my favorite ones.

 

Betrayal at House on the Hill

 

This is an amazing board game in which you explore a haunted mansion encountering spirits and frightening omens. You will build your own haunted house, room by room. There are maximum six characters, so this game is conformed for three to six players. Many great designers and artists have had a collaboration to create this board game: Rob Daviau, Bruce Glassco, Bill Mc Quillan, Mike Selinker, Teeuwynn Woodruff, Dennis MC Clain, Christopher Moeller, and Peter Whitley.

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One of the characters betrays the rest of the players, and the purpose is to discover who it is before it’s too late. This game quickly builds suspense, excitement and a spooky atmosphere, so you can have fun with it and play especially on Halloween!

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The Witches

I’m currently reading a book called Witches Abroad, the twelfth Discworld novel of the English writer Terry Pratchett, known worldwide for his fantasy-comical novels. The Discworld is one of the most famous comical fantasy novel series. The books frequently parody or takes inspiration from other famous authors, like J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare.

This board game draws on some of the characters and situations described by Pratchett.

This is one of the most amazing games on the market, that’s the creation of an entire world. You have a huge map, where the players move while playing, and several cards with different meanings. The design of this game is stunning!

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In the game you take on the part of a young trainee witch, and being a witch you are stuck in different situations, like solve other people’s problems, or fighting back an invasion of elves.

This is an amazing adventure game, and the story behind is fantastic. Absolutely recommended to read some of Pratchett’s books before playing, so you can understand perfectly the world in which you’re in when you’re playing.

And look at the dices, aren’t they cool?

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The amazing artists that created the board game are Martin Wallace and Peter Dennis.

This one I have is the second of three games by Martin Wallace. Can’t wait to have the other two games!

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Betrayal at House on the Hill and The Witches are two professional board games, where you have everything: strategy, an amazing story behind, suspense, and sometimes you need to have a bit of luck while playing.

And, as I said, October is the perfect period for those kind of games.

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