Turns out I don’t really have a lot of candidates for Halloween games on my roster. Ghost Stories, Sub-Terra on the cooperative side and Vampire Vendetta (still unplayed) , Unmatched Cobble&Fog (maybe) on the competitive side and for big groups Blood on the Clocktower. But I am not throwing a spontaneous Halloween party. I had hoped to do a gamenight with maybe 4 or 5 people instead but none of my Horror themed games are on my “oh I would like to play this on Monday” list -.-
So what games are you playing on Halloween?
“All Hallows” is a holiday here so for me getting some people over for a long session would be an option.
I wish there was an easy to way to filter GeekLists for games marked as Owned (I’ve hacked together some python to do it before, but it involves downloading the entire GeekList, parsing the gameids and then crunching that against a BGG collection API)
Add Horrified and Fury of Dracula to the list of Halloween games. I guess Unfathomable and Arkham Horror TCG could go on there too, and if you just focus on the monster element, maybe Dungeon Petz. Otherwise, I think everything else that I own has been mentioned already.
And if I really wanted to scare people, there’s Monopoly…
Some of the entries are fairly tenuous. I went through and made a note of all the games I own on the list and came up with:
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Bring Your Own Book
Cthulhu: Death May Die
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
King of Tokyo
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases
Valley of the Kings
I’m not even sure I agree that all of those really count as “Halloween” games.
Gloomhaven … hmm… maybe if it is just the 2 of us that might be a great idea actually to get back into that at last I am still playing the proper Halloween character on there: Cthulu or Tentacles whatever you want to call that
I’ve been looking at both Cthulu Death May Die and Horrified recently. Lots of waffles and no buy though.
Once I get it next year, maybe Septima qualifies (still not over the fact that no actual Witches are designing that game)
An obscure one, and the theme is very thin: Witching Hour (2017, Bruce Baskir). It’s basically set collection, with several twists. This is one of my “got as a demonstrator freebie at Essen, have never seen again” games.