The Betrayal at House on the Hill finds its Rennisance
Click. The door to the neighborhood's creepy mansion has just locked behind you and your friends. It's up you to search the mansion for a way out.. or is it just to survive? Through the exploration of a modular board you and your fellow players will build the map of the mansion room by room, picking up useful items and discovering evil omens as you go. Everything is eerie but not too dangerous.. at least not until the haunting is revealed.
That's when the betrayer is revealed in The Betrayal at House on the HIll [Amazon, Funagain]. Depending on the omen card drawn, and the player who drew it, one player becomes the Traitor and one of fifty horrific scenarios will be unleashed. Yes, fifty. Hello replay value! Things like a giant blob that grows out of control, converting everyone it touches into a blob person, or a zombie attack, demonic sacrifice, the works! Defeating this ultimate evil is in the cards. Players must scramble through the mansion to search rooms and assemble the correct items to defeat the traitor and his army of evil, either through force or subtlety (depending on the scenario) before it's too late.
This game was a huge success (despite some major misprint problems) when it was released in 2004 but it's lately become short in supply. Now Avalon Hill has reprinted the game, released it with new high-quality materials and tweaked the gobs of scenarios. Despite its age this reprint is one of the forefront releases of the year. The game is just that good.
For more information about the game checkout Betrayal's BoardGameGeek page and the Component Breakdown Video from drakkenstrike (now in HD!)
Here are the official details:
"New spooky nights await you and your friends!
The creak of footsteps on the stairs, the smell of something foul and dead, the feel of something crawling down your back - this and more can be found in the exciting refresh of the Avalon Hill favorite Betrayal at House on the Hill. This fun and suspenseful game is a new experience almost every time you play - you and your friends explore "that creepy old place on the hill" until enough mystic misadventures happen that one of the players turns on all of the others! Hours of fun for all your friends and family.
Designed for 3-6 players aged 12 and up, this boardgame features multiple scenarios, a different lay-out with every game, and enough chills to freeze the heart of any horror fan."
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Posted by Critical Gamers Staff at November 10, 2010 7:55 AM