Seeing as this year Halloween is on a Wednesday night and many people will have to work in the morning here are some of our quick family game night suggestions. I’m sure we would like to have the kids do more than just disappear into their rooms with a sack of candy. Halloween will be a good excuse to get everyone around a table together, noses out of screens and some actual human interaction we can keep in theme with the Holiday.
Younger kids Age 6 + up
Exploding Kittens : a quick fun card game simple rules (similar to UNO) not really scary (unless you are the cat) or Halloween based but fun the same for all ages.
Welcome to the Dungeon Nothing says family like a attacking a dungeon together. This one is quick, usually under 30 min. Simple rules kind of a game of dungeon “chicken”. The art work is more cartoonish and not frightening. A lot of fun.
Dobble: A visual perception game for age 6 and up where players race each other to match identical symbols between cards. The images may be different sizes and on different places on the cards making them difficult to spot. A quick, easy and fun game for all ages.
Kids a bit older? Age 10+up
King of New York: Be the movie monster! Battle other monsters and try to become famous, but watch out for the military! Great game, has won many awards. Plays in under an hour.
Boss Monster: Be the dungeon Boss, slay the hero, keep your treasure. All art based on classic video game characters. Deck building game where you are the bad guy, compete to lure would be heroes to your dungeon and the first one to defeat 10 heroes with your traps and dungeon rooms wins. Great game for the family.
Kids age 12+ up. “The family that plays together stays together”. I really like these games for family play based on their co operative game play. No fighting or blaming eachother or starting silly squabbles around the table. You all work together as a team and the game is the enemy. Great Halloween games.
Betrayal at House on the Hill: Build and explore a haunted house and work together to escape. Secretly one of the team members betrays the other players and the team must work together to defeat the traitor. 3-6 players great group game.
The Walking Dead: All out War!! : This is a tactical game based on the Walking Dead comic series. The simple rules of this game lend itself to narrative style play. This game allows a variety of ways to play. It can be played completely co operative, everyone for themselves or group vs group! However you choose to play this game; it moves quickly and every turn shows each player that everything is out to get them. Zombies are plenty and they are also not the only enemy. Can you and your group survive another day?!!
Zombicide: Black Plague This game combines the Zombie Apocalypse with medieval times. Your group’s objective is to stop the necromancer who is summoning the Zombies and defeat the abominations he unleashes as well as the Zombies. This is an excellent co operative play game and everyone must work together to survive. This game is tense and full of non stop action from the first roll. This game can be played 1-6 players and each mission never plays out the same way twice.
Dungeon Saga: Gather your group of up to 5 heroes and take on the Necromancer and his undead minions to save the world in this co-operative game. The well written and simple rules allow players to learn to play as they go. Each character has it’s own strengths and role and working together is a must. It plays in about a half hour and can be expanded for more difficult, longer and in depth game play within an epic story.
Mansions of Madness: A fully co operative board game for 1-5 players that is set in the same universe as Eldritch Horror and Eldritch Sign. This game is app driven and the app guides you through the veiled streets of Innsmouth and the haunted corridors of Arkham’s cursed mansions as you search for answers and respite. You will have to solve complex puzzles, collect weapons, tools and information all while battling monsters, insanity and death. A longer game with a run time of 2-3 hours but it plays smoothly and has won many awards and continues to be praised in gaming communities.
A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game: Another great game that heroes can choose to play competitively or cooperatively. Set in the dawn of the 19th century; an age of science, superstition, and witchcraft. Howling fills the night as a full moon rises over the small, secluded village of Shadowbrook. Gruesome murders have become a daily occurrence and terror haunts the streets at night. An evil creature has taken up residence here and the countryside is engulfed by a tide of darkness. Only by investigating the town and building your Hero’s strength can you hope to hunt down the Supernatural Villain to his Lair and defeat him in an epic Showdown. Plays in 90 minutes. For 1-6 players.
Why not get the family together slaying some Zombies, Monsters and the Undead this Halloween?!
What about your family? Do you have a Halloween favourite? Start the kids enjoying board games at an early age to create a life time of involvement and reap the social and educational benefits table top board gaming provides.
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I would love to hear more about what you will be playing this Halloween. Let us know.
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