Great Games For Halloween!
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I know it's a couple months away still, but I'm looking to create a list of the best games for Halloween. Obviously a horror theme has to be very apparent. The stronger the theme comes through, the better. devil

Having said that I'm not just looking for one type of game. Fillers and main courses are both welcome. arrrh

Though Zombie games are more than welcome, I hope this list will be much more robust than that. Give us lots of variety! zombie

I'm going to throw a few ideas of my own on here, but I'm really hoping that between us all we will have an extensive list of awesome games for any Halloween themed game night. ninja
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1. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (third/fourth edition) [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:191]
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What can be better than chasing the king of classic horror monsters around Europe on a Halloween night? This game offers lots of tension whether you play as a hunter, or as Drac himself!
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2. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:611] [Average Rating:6.97 Unranked]
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Players are either survivors, or zombies in this one. The action is intense as waves of zombies chase you around if you are a survivor. As a zombie you're trying to eat those braaaaiiiiinnnsssssss before the survivors all accomplish their mission.
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3. Board Game: Zombie Dice [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:1840]
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Yes, I know, this is the second zombie game already. It's the only filler I can think of that works for the Halloween theme. It's quite fun too for what it is. Great push-your-luck...don't take a shotgun blast to the head!
 
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4. Board Game: Ultimate Werewolf: Deluxe Edition [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:1455]
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Got a large group Halloween night? Then Werewolf is the game for you! Find a soundtrack of wolves howling, and play that in the background for added ambiance.
 
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5. Board Game: Level 7 [Omega Protocol] [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:728]
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Now here we have evil aliens! Actually, it feels a lot like the movie Aliens. Most players are space marine types going through a research facility battling the baddies from outer-space. One player is the mastermind behind said baddies. The mechanic of the aliens getting more powerful by feeding off of the marine's adrenaline output is super thematic!
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6. Board Game: Fearsome Floors [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:990]
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Funny, I just got through playing this with my son! You each control 4 characters trying to maneuver their way through the dungeon of a mad scientist, all the while trying to escape the monster who is roaming about. Very fun, light weight game!
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7. Board Game: Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1081]
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This or Ghostbusters: Protect the Barrier Game which is just a retheme of the game. Another light weight coop where you are trying to remove treasures or portals from a haunted house before it is overrun with ghosts!
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8. Board Game: Ghost Stories [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:222]
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Another coop but much more difficult. You play monks trying to protect a village from hordes of ghosts trying to destroy it. Not to difficult in terms of rules, but winning the game is another thing all together!
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9. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:462]
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You and a group of friends are making your way through a haunted house, until one of you eventually turns on the others? Perfect Halloween game!
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10. Board Game: When Darkness Comes [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:13640]
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Can be GMed as a very atmospheric RPG, or go rules light and do some Monster Stomping.
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11. Board Game: A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:842]
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More Flying Frog goodness. Plus, you get a whole slew of monsters, well beyond LNOE's zombies.
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12. Board Game: Last Friday [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:2900]
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Can't get closer to the theme than this
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13. Board Game: Camp Grizzly [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:2337]
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Another good choice
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14. Board Game: Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:79] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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Yup
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15. Board Game: Nightfall [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1474] [Average Rating:6.51 Unranked]
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Monster fighting deck builder
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16. Board Game: Elder Sign [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:498]
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17. Board Game: Dark Moon [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:852]
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18. Board Game: Crimson Creek [Average Rating:5.74 Overall Rank:12483]
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A game that might as well have been called Friday the 13th.
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19. Board Game: Slaughterville [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:7302] [Average Rating:6.65 Unranked]
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Seems appropriate.
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20. Board Game: City of Horror [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:1345]
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Another zombie horror game, with backstabbing!
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21. Board Game: Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:567]
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Spending Halloween alone? Then why not take a team of space marines to fight off waves of attacking aliens? Actually, the game can be played with more, but this one works so well as a solo game.
 
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22. Board Game: Halloweeja [Average Rating:8.50 Unranked]
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Late to this party, but I would have to recommend my own mad, monster creation. Maybe someone will find it useful for future Halloweens. goo

Plays 4 to 10 players, and I am told it is just as entertaining to watch. Works as a good icebreaker, as it promotes verbal communication with everyone at the table. Each player has a Halloween word. You need the Halloweeja board to reveal yours and thus proclaim you the winner. Of course you influence the board by having a turn to ask a question from the spell book: The Halloweeja Book Of Hijinks. Opponents reply, and your deduction skills earn you YESes as points to move the single playing piece to a letter. Even if there are strangers at the table, after the first round you should be able to clue into their personalities and guess their replies. And if you still can't guess worth a darn there are Creature Cards, each with a unique Halloween monster or creation, that let you break the game's basic rules.

Hopefully by the end of the game those strangers are new friends.
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