This is a staple game in my collection I have loved it since I first bought it a decade ago.
It’s been a long week here at our home. There was some historic rainfall on Sunday that resulted in hours of shop vacuuming, sopping up with towels and rearranging of the basement furniture. Thankfully our daughter did not find the noises in the basement upsetting and was asleep the whole time.
It was a lovely Thursday evening and we found ourselves in a Webex and on Vassal and with Nick, Chris, and Rick we entered into Betrayal at the House on the Hill. It took some exploring to figure out where the pieces and character sheets were in the module. That would turn out to be the longest part of the fastest game of Betrayal that I have ever played. Two turns in the game we found out that Vivian Lopez (Nick) was to betray the us and make a pact with Death herself. Rather than give away what the Haunt here, I'll just say that it only took 3 more turns for Nick to do us in. Our demise came quick.
This vassal module (Betrayal_At_House_On_The_Hill_3.0) was well put together and fairly easy to play through. There was a lack of proper tokens for everything but it did not hamper our speed round of Betrayal. Betrayal has a lot of replay as the game has a pseudo random method of coming up with the haunt that depends on what room you were in and what omen card you drew in that room. That stacked on top of the random tile draw for the building of the house means that you cant play this game enough before you get a duplicate run on it. This game also makes me want to mod out the game with new minis and accessories. While we were waiting for the last person to join we were looking at all the etsy creations for this game that are out there. Its worth a dive into it, lots of cool stuff.
In conclusion, buy this game if you dont have it. check your sump pump and make sure you have a good shop vac because when it rains it pours at the House on the Hill.
Designed by: Rob Daviau, Bruce Glassco, Bill McQuillan, Mike Selinker, Teeuwynn Woodruff
Published by: Avalon Hill (Hasbro), Wizards of the Coast
Year Published: 2004
Recommended Ages: 12+
Time to Play: 60 minutes