Well, one of my favorite board games ever is Betrayal at the House on the Hill. You can see what I said about it here. Long story short, Betrayal places you and your friends in a haunted house. Players take turns exploring the mansion, each player laying down a new room. There are events, items, and omens. Every time you get an open you make a "haunt" roll, where if you roll a number equal to or lower than the number of omens among all players -the haunt starts. One of the players usually becomes a traitor and suddenly its 3-4 v 1. It's a hell of a lot of fun! The game comes with 50 different scenarios, making nearly every play through unique.
Well, I was overjoyed when I saw the news of the forthcoming expansion! "Widow's Walk".
Betrayal at the House on the Hill: Widow's Walk
Widow's Walk brings a plethora of new features to the game according to Avalon Hill. Is it safe to say that Avalon is the name of the hill the Betrayal house is on?!
The house on the hill has a wicked reputation. Those who dare to darken its door often leave steeped in madness and despair—if they leave at all.
Now the horror reaches new heights with Widow’s Walk—the first-ever expansion for the critically acclaimed board game Betrayal at House on the Hill. The house is expanded with the addition of 20 new rooms, including the roof, a previously unexplored floor. Also in its halls you will find new monsters, items, omens, events, and 50 brand-new haunts, penned by lead developer Mike Selinker’s all-star cast of contributors from the world of gaming and entertainment. In Widow’s Walk, terror and panic are taken to a whole new level.
Enter if you dare. Exit if you can.
So, from what I can see, it seems pretty exciting for an expansion.
-20 new rooms
-50 new haunts
-Addition of the house's roof.
-"a previously unexplored floor" (what might this be? basement's basement?)
List of contributors to the expansion (pretty impressive list from the game world):
If you'd like me to do a stream or video of Betrayal, I'd be happy to get one made with my gaming group.
Do you have any experience with Betrayal or another great game? Let me know about it in the comments or on twitter (@MattTaylor1776)
If you like streams check my friends and I out here as we play through Outlast. Check out TableTop below to see Betrayal!
I post on this blog rather sporadically as some of you may have noticed! As I balance out writing with "the day job" I will do my best to post more consistently.
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Matthew Taylor was born February 13, 1991 in Simi Valley, California. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from California State University Channel Islands, where he served as treasurer and briefly President of one of the campus's two political clubs. While earning his degree he continued to write and hone his craft, eventually releasing an initial few short stories on Kindle.