8.5

Betrayal at House on the Hill

Betrayal at House on the Hill is an extremely popular and played board game. It’s based around each player moving around the house by going through doorways and drawing random floor tiles as you take up on the consequences of the floor you’ve drawn. This could be by drawing item or event cards, other kinds of effects or omen cards. Each time someone draws and omen card the “omen meter” get’s increased by one and you have to roll with dices to see if you can beat the current number. If you roll higher you continue the game as you have been previously but if you lose the game changes completely. This is because there is 50 different endings to the game depending on what floor you’re standing on and what omen card that was last drawn. The players are then divided depending on the chosen ending into good and bad guys and you now have to either win as the bad guy or good guy as the scenario describes.

It can be a little hard to wrap your head around like most other board games at first but it’s a bunch of fun and offers a bunch of variety as you’ll have to play quite a lot to go through all 50 endings. I’ve played it numerous times with my friends and we always crave for more after having been away from it for a while. It takes around an hour or so depending on your familiarity with the rules and I don’t find it to be as hard as most other board games and feel pretty comfortable saying it’s easy to pick up. There is a few things to get down but once that is out of the way is it smooth sailing and good memories ahead. It’s got great pacing, a fun theme, interesting gameplay, good quality components and and is overall just a solid board game. Highly recommended.
 


Recommendation: Highly Recommended
Review date: 12-04-2019
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