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    Total War: Arena

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    Edward Robertson
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I love to play the video games and this one is about war so there is much action to be had. The name of it is the Total War: Arena and it is soo good! You can even play it for free, online with other people that are also online. It is a war simulation game and boy is it a fun one, you should play too!"
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      Arkham Horror

      Arkham Horror is set in the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. Set in the 20s players are tasked with investigate strange happening in Arkham. The gameplay consists of using the attributes of their investigator as well as item cards that represent spells, items or other helpful tools. By utilizing these things the player can progress to open gates to other worlds. these gate contain monsters that will then roam around the board. the player avoids these monsters in order to try and go through the gate, once they return they can close the gate. It is through one of these gates that an end game monster will finally appear, it is up to the players to defeat that monster to win. 

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      Other Platform, Amazon

      $59.95

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      Marilyn Hayes
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This is a fun game. If you are looking for something to do at a halloween party, this would be good, but be warned it is a fairly involved game. People who don't know how to..."
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      Marilyn Hayes
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This is a fun game. If you are looking for something to do at a halloween party, this would be good, but be warned it is a fairly involved game. People who don't know how to play will take a bit of teaching."
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      April Duan
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "A pretty decent homage to the works of H.P. Lovecraft. It could've been better, but it's still a fun game."
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      Arkham Horror: The Card Game
      Arkham Horror: The Card game is a co-op card game set in Fantasy Flights' Lovecraft universe. In this living card game each player builds a hero deck based around one of the main characters in the game. They then use this character to play through different scenarios over the course of multiple games. During each mission in a scenario players can make choices that impact both the story and their characters.
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      Amazon

      $45.96

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      Joseph Gordon
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I really enjoyed the speed of the card game. One has to be very alert at all times and so it makes the game very exciting and intense. There is always something that surprised..."
      JG
      Joseph Gordon
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I really enjoyed the speed of the card game. One has to be very alert at all times and so it makes the game very exciting and intense. There is always something that surprised me. The graphics are also very good and crisp clear."
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      Donna Gonzalez
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Halloween parties are always a great time, especially with friends that decide to play board games. We had the most fun playing Arkham Horror: The Card Game, which I would say is the BEST board game for Halloween! It takes place in Lovecraft universe and playing through the game was great fun."
    3. 223
      Letters from Whitechapel

      Letters from Whitechapel is an asynchronous board game based on deduction and bluffing where one player takes the role of Jack the Ripper while up to players take on the role of detectives in order to hunt Jack down. The gameplay consists of asynchronous play where the Jack player will try to kill without getting caught while the rest of the players systematically patrol the streets of London trying to stop Jack before he kills again. By searching for clues the detectives try to catch Jack as he tries to get back to his hideout after the murder.

      Games

      Other Platform, Amazon

      Free

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      Christina Fields
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This is the most unique and interesting game you will ever find. One player is Jack the Ripper and the other players try to hunt him down. Completely enthralling."
      CF
      Christina Fields
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This is the most unique and interesting game you will ever find. One player is Jack the Ripper and the other players try to hunt him down. Completely enthralling."
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      Michelle Morris
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This game was absolutely amazing. It was like Clue mixed with Escape room. It's great with a group of people. It really is fun."
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      One Night Ultimate Werewolf

      One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a fast-paced game (3-10 players, Ages 8 and up) where each player gets a unique role: A Werewolf, Seer, Troublemaker, or another, all with special abilities. In the course of only one night and the following morning, the players will determine who among them is a werewolf...hopefully. One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a microgame of the party game Ultimate Werewolf that doesn't need a moderator. There's no elimination and each game lasts about 10 minutes. (Includes a free iOS/Android app that makes playing incredibly engaging and addictive).

      Games

      Amazon, eBay

      $24.99

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      Jason Welch
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This game is kind of like Clue but in a horror type universe. The point of the game is to find out who is the werewolf. The more people the better for this and I highly..."
      JW
      Jason Welch
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This game is kind of like Clue but in a horror type universe. The point of the game is to find out who is the werewolf. The more people the better for this and I highly recommend playing this game with as many people as you can get. Fun times! This is a great party game on Halloween!"
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      He Wu
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Great idea for Halloween.A good way to have some holiday fun with your friends.I love the idea of a werewolf hunt and working together as a team to solve a problem."
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      Ghost Stories
      Ghost Stories is a co-operative horror themed game where the players are tasked with stopping haunting's in a town. Wu-Feng (the main protagonist) has come back from the dead to haunt the players town. The players are tasked with defending the town from waves of ghosts until Wu-Feng finally shows, which at that point they must defeat him. With each turn the player reveals a ghost card and places it on the board. From there they can move one space on the board and choose an action. These actions can be used to help the team. The player can also forgo an action and attack a ghost if it is next to them. This continues until Wu-Feng is revealed from the deck and defeated. Which sounds easier than it is.
      Games

      Amazon

      $69.99

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      Albert Hopkins
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I’m always searching for fun things to do on Halloween with my family. I came across ghost stories and we can’t put it down. This is a co-operative horror themed game...."
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      Albert Hopkins
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I’m always searching for fun things to do on Halloween with my family. I came across ghost stories and we can’t put it down. This is a co-operative horror themed game. Everyone can pick it up and learn right away and you’ll have fun in no time playing."
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      Patrick Brewer
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Pretty fun little tabletop game. There are a lot of cards with interesting actions that make the game enjoyable. Would definitely be a fun game to play on Halloween for sure."
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      Dead of Winter
      Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game, the first game in this series, puts 2-5 players in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of the humanity is either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters. Each player leads a faction of survivors with dozens of different characters in the game. Dead of Winter is a meta-cooperative psychological survival game. This means players are working together toward one common victory condition - but for each individual player to achieve victory, he must also complete his personal secret objective. This secret objective could relate to a psychological trick that's fairly harmless to most others in the colony, a dangerous obsession that could put the main objective at risk, a desire for sabotage of the main mission, or (worst of all) vengeance against the colony! Certain games could end with all players winning, some winning and some losing, or all players losing
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      Other Platform

      $68.95

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      Tiffany Richardson
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Dead of Winter has tons of great reviews. The cards are beautifully done and the game looks nice and scary. Just like something that I would want to play on Halloween. The big..."
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      Tiffany Richardson
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Dead of Winter has tons of great reviews. The cards are beautifully done and the game looks nice and scary. Just like something that I would want to play on Halloween. The big thing about this game that I think suits Halloween is that it's easy to play with friends and doesn't require a big group. The multiple endings makes it something that I can play with the same group of friends again on another night when we need scaring."
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      Christina Walters
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "A psychologically thrilling game, although I am not sure that it fits into Halloween. You play zombies and try to stay alive in a zombie world. The whole things seems pretty played out. Not very original at all."
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      Nicole Payne
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Pretty fun game if you have a small group of friends into board games, nice way to kill a few hours on a cold halloween weekend."
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      City of Horror
      Backstabbing horror survival game that's all about getting your character through the night until the helicopter comes to save you. You have limited weapons and if there are too many zombies, somebody dies. But whom? That all depends on how the votes go. Trade favours, cards, and promises for votes but will you get what you asked for or will someone betray you?
      Games

      Other Platform

      $35

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      Edward Sanchez
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Interesting how politics play into your success in this game. Much like the TV series Survivor, you want to be seen as likable and valuable, but not so successful as to be a..."
      ES
      Edward Sanchez
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Interesting how politics play into your success in this game. Much like the TV series Survivor, you want to be seen as likable and valuable, but not so successful as to be a threat. This makes for an interesting dynamic."
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      Lori Dixon
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "City of Horror is a typical board game. It is pretty good for Halloween. The zombie theme has been over done so it not super surprising in the story line and game-play. Still fun for Halloween."
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      Last Night on Earth
      Last Night on Earth The Zombie Game is a fast-paced game of brain-eating zombies, small town heroes and horror movie action. Players take on the role of either the heroes, working together to make it through the night or the zombies, unending waves of undead spreading over the town like a plague. Featuring a modular board, eight heroes to choose from and several different scenarios to play that drastically change the game. Last Night on Earth is designed to create a cinematic feel as the story and game unfold. For 2-6 players. Takes 60-90 minutes. Modular game boards. Heroes versus Zombies.
      Games

      Other Platform, Amazon

      Free

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      Johnny Ortiz
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "While certainly a change of pace from your typical board game or ouija board, this game is more "blah" that "ahhh!!!". My friends and I had some fun with the game for a bit,..."
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      Johnny Ortiz
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "While certainly a change of pace from your typical board game or ouija board, this game is more "blah" that "ahhh!!!". My friends and I had some fun with the game for a bit, but the lack of real action of any sort of palpable fear/jump scare made for boring time in the end. You may break this out for boredom, but it's not the horror thrills you might think you would get for a Halloween thriller"
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      Patricia Harrison
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "What an awesome game for Halloween, it's zombies people! It's a little expensive though, so maybe want to play it more than just on Halloween."
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      Mansions of Madness

      Mansions of Madness is a board game for 1-5 players. One player takes on the role of the keeper and all other players take on the roles of investigators.The keeper's goal is to fulfil an evil scheme and the investigators have to solve a mystery.

      Games

      Amazon

      $119.3

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      Hemant Rathore
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Mansions of Madness is a great game to play on spooky October nights with the whole family. You can play by yourself or up to four other players. It is a fun mystery board..."
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      Hemant Rathore
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Mansions of Madness is a great game to play on spooky October nights with the whole family. You can play by yourself or up to four other players. It is a fun mystery board game that factors in a creepy atmosphere that really adds to its value."
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      Louis Flores
      Written on November 15, 2017
      "Mansions of Madness is a very interesting board game. It keeps things fresh and can even be played with 1 player. Fun!"
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      Elder Sign
      Elder Sign is a fast paced dice game based around Lovecraftian horror. The players goal is to work together to collect a specific number of Elder Signs. They do this through completing tasks through the use of six green dice with various symbols on them. By matching certain dice in certain combinations players will be rewarded with items that help them in the game or even the a coveted Elder Sign. Failing to roll correct combinations results in harm to the player that can eventually lead to their death.
      Games

      Other Platform, Android, iOS

      $34.95

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      Terry Johnston
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Elder sign is so fun to play, especially around Halloween. I've played this game for countless hours growing up. Usually it gives me nightmares if we play in the dark at..."
      TJ
      Terry Johnston
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Elder sign is so fun to play, especially around Halloween. I've played this game for countless hours growing up. Usually it gives me nightmares if we play in the dark at night. Fun times."
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      Bryan Willis
      Written on November 3, 2017
      "This game was creepy and exactly what we needed on Halloween. The whole family really got into it and had a blast!"
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      Mansions of Madness: 2nd Edition
      In this updated version of the classic boardgame, the role of the Keeper is replaced by a high quality app, turning the game from a 1 vs many dynamic to a fully cooperative experience where players take the role of one of eight investigators and must work together to solve each scenario and defeat the forces of evil.
      Games

      Amazon

      $127.45

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      Julie Palmer
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This game was one of the most thrilling and exciting I've ever played and fits the Halloween theme perfectly. It is very different from the other boardgames I own. I also love..."
      JP
      Julie Palmer
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This game was one of the most thrilling and exciting I've ever played and fits the Halloween theme perfectly. It is very different from the other boardgames I own. I also love how I got to work together with my friends. It was a nice change of pace from constantly playing against them in other games. I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a spooky, fun game to play on Halloween."
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      Fernando Valdés
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This game is a ton of fun, as it perfectly fits the bill of a great game to play on Halloween. The game play is simple to pick up and easy to understand for new people. Some of the strategy is a bit shallow, but otherwise the game itself is fantastic. Well designed board and much better than the first edition."
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      Betrayal at House on the Hill

      Betrayal at House on the Hill is a Lovecraftian horror game which takes place in two phases. During the first, players must explore an ever-expanding haunted mansion. The Haunt is the second phase of the game, where a scenario is selected from the rulebook based on the state of the current game. Alliances fall through, secrets are revealed, and general shenanigans take place as each side attempts to complete their secret objectives, and escape the mansion alive. 

      Games

      Amazon

      $49.99

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      Vihaan Rangarajan
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Halloween is coming and I want to do something with my family to celebrate. I found a great board game on Amazon called Betrayal at House on the Hill. I is perfect for..."
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      Vihaan Rangarajan
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Halloween is coming and I want to do something with my family to celebrate. I found a great board game on Amazon called Betrayal at House on the Hill. I is perfect for Halloween. There are lots of scary things like a haunted mansion, ghosts, monsters and lots of secrets. It works for all ages , so the whole family can play. I got it in just two day via Amazon, what great service. I am ready for Halloween!"
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      Devansh Rodrigues
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I was having a Halloween costumes party and needed some things to do other than the normal drinking and drinking games that we normally do. I found an excellent board game called Betrayal at House on the Hill. It's a game about investigating a haunted house. Haunted Houses, Halloween, what could go wrong?"
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      Zombicide
      Zombicide is a co-op board game where players choose different abilitied survivors in order to use their skills with teamwork as to survive while trying to accomplish different goals of selected missions. This is carried out through a series of quick turns where each players gets to use a number of actions in order to move, search or attack enemies. The goal being to survive the whole of the game by utilizing these actions.
      Games

      Amazon

      $71.97

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      Alice Ray
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I played this game last year on Halloween with a group of friends, and we ended up having a really good time! It has a nice mix of strategy and dice-rolling luck, and the..."
      AR
      Alice Ray
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I played this game last year on Halloween with a group of friends, and we ended up having a really good time! It has a nice mix of strategy and dice-rolling luck, and the zombie theme was perfect for the season. I love the miniatures; they're so detailed! My only complaint is that it does drag a little bit, especially when the game is getting really big; when a lot of zombies are on the field, it's a little tiring to have to shuffle all the pieces around and take everyone's turn. If you try this one, definitely go into it with an effort to keep things moving so your players don't get burnt out in the details. All in all, a great & spooky game!"
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      Daniel Ford
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Zombicide is a fun cooperative board game where you work with your team to stay alive in a world with zombies. Perfect for Halloween with the zombie theme going in this game!"
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      Broom Service
      Broom Service is a card based board game based off of the game Witch’s Brew that combines luck and skill with bluffing ones opponent. The goal of the game is to deliver potions in a magical world by choosing four out of ten cards each round. Each card has an action (Cowardly or Brave) with Cowardly giving less reward than Brave. The player gambles by choosing one action over the other as one is less reward with instant action and the other more reward with a possible no action. Through these actions the player is delivering potions which upon doing so rewards the player with points. The player with the most points at the end wins the game.
      Games

      Other Platform

      $27.49

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      Danielle Taylor
      Written on April 2, 2018
      "My kids and I had a lot of fun with this game. We've suggested it to others and it has been a major hit with the neighborhood kids. It's a really fun game for everyone to sit..."
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      Danielle Taylor
      Written on April 2, 2018
      "My kids and I had a lot of fun with this game. We've suggested it to others and it has been a major hit with the neighborhood kids. It's a really fun game for everyone to sit down with especially on Halloween."
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      Deborah Brewer
      Written on June 17, 2018
      "Broom Service is the best Board games for playing on Halloween"
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      Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

      Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu is a variation on Z-Man Games Pandemic. Beings of ancient evil, known as Old Ones, are threatening to break out of their cosmic prison and awake into the world. Everything you know and love could be destroyed by chaos and madness. Can you and your fellow investigators manage to find and seal every portal in time? Hurry before you lose yourself to insanity.

      Games

      Amazon

      $49.99

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      Stephanie Hicks
      Written on November 3, 2017
      "I think here are the best board games for everyone that needs to have some fun playing."
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      Stephanie Hicks
      Written on November 3, 2017
      "I think here are the best board games for everyone that needs to have some fun playing."
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      Eldritch Horror

      Eldritch Horror is a fully cooperative tabletop strategy board game for one to eight players published by Fantasy Flight Games in 2013 and based on the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft. The players explore locales around the world filled with Cthulhu Mythos horrors.

      Games

      Amazon

      $59.99

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      Daniel Ortega
      Written on November 6, 2017
      "I love horror and ancient stuff and the experience of playing Eldritch Horror excites me a lot because of the theme and the fact its very fast paced which is my style.It is..."
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      Daniel Ortega
      Written on November 6, 2017
      "I love horror and ancient stuff and the experience of playing Eldritch Horror excites me a lot because of the theme and the fact its very fast paced which is my style.It is a fully cooperative tabletop strategy board game for one to eight players which is awesome."

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    Summary

    Best Board games for playing on Halloween
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Arkham Horror Games 274 Paid
    2 Arkham Horror: The Card Game Games 230 Paid
    3 Letters from Whitechapel Games 223 Free
    4 One Night Ultimate Werewolf Games 195 Paid
    5 Ghost Stories Games 184 Paid
    6 Dead of Winter Games 158 Paid
    7 City of Horror Games 147 Paid
    8 Last Night on Earth Games 118 Free
    9 Mansions of Madness Games 114 Paid
    10 Elder Sign Games 86 Paid
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