Betrayal at House on the Hill Review

Betrayal at House on the Hill starts out like any classic haunted house story. In this 3-6 player board game, your ragtag group of adventures set foot in a mysterious house for the sake of exploration. As they delve deeper into the house, a series of troubling events occur until one big event changes the entire trajectory of the game. From that point forward, it’s a battle for survival, as the remaining adventures try to fend off the traitor and the supernatural beings they command.

For a game with a fairly rigid progression, it has a lot of smart mechanisms to keep things fresh, from a house that randomly generates each time you play, to 50 different scenarios that occur once the betrayer reveals their true colours. Are these enough to keep you coming back to a house where death for some is inevitable? Continue reading

Board Game Workshop Sessions

One of the best reasons to play board games at Snakes and Lattes is that you’ll always have access to a board game guru. With their vast knowledge in games and experience in teaching games to others, they always seem to teach me a new game in a matter of minutes, versus the hours it usually takes me to fumble through manuals and online tutorial videos. If it were possible, I would want to have access to one of their board game gurus at all times so that they can teach me a new game anywhere.

The harsh reality is that this will never happen. Most of the time, I’m going to have to figure things out on my own or with Steff. In order to avoid placing the burden of learning games the hard way on others, I usually take the time to workshop a game alone or with Steff so that we can make the learning experience better for others.

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