Best board games for Halloween

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Here are 10 tips, for both adults and children, on the best board games for Halloween for a scary evening at home

This year there will be no parties, evenings with friends watching horror movies and no “trick or treating?”, But that doesn't mean they'll get Halloween! So I thought of a guide with 10 tips to spend a thrilling evening within the walls of the house with your cohabitants. Ah, for those who live alone… don't worry there are games for you too! 



Children's games | Best board games for Halloween

The Haunted House

Are you with your friends to do "Trick or Treat?" and in front of you you see a huge house, so you decide to go inside and only then do you discover that it is infested with little joker creatures. In between their pranks, you must be able to retrieve 3 pumpkins hidden under the creaking floor if you want to get out of the Haunted House. This is a family friendly game, full of adrenaline and fun and perfectly themed to spend Halloween night.

  • Category: games for children
  • Publisher: Little Rocket Games
  • Age: 6+
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Players: 2-4

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Abra Kazam!

Little wizard apprentices, grab your wands and get ready to take your magic exam. Your goal is to mimic spells that you have to make your playmates guess. The most skilled in guessing and making guess more spells wins the game and becomes the Great Wizard.

  • Category: party game
  • Publisher: MS Editions
  • Age: 7+
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Players: 3-8

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Zombie kidz

A horde of zombies is heading towards the school and only you, working with your friends, can save it. Zombie Kidz is a cooperative game, where the participants must work together to be able to eliminate all the zombies and close all the school entrances with chains and locks, before the zombies increase.

  • Category: cooperative
  • Publisher: Oliphante2
  • Age: 7+
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Players: 2-4
Scorpion Masque- Zombie Kidz, 9070110
  • Not just small
22,90 EUR Buy on Amazon

Games for one player | Best board games for Halloween

50 Clues: Leopold

Released in October, 50 Clues: Leopold is an investigative board game and is a trilogy consisting of the following titles: The Dead Man's Pendulum, The White Sleep and Leopold's Destiny. The story starts with you taking on the role of Mary, a desperate mother, who must face a race against time to be able to save her son. It all begins in the room of a psychiatric hospital, the right place to create a thrilling, dark and tense story. This is an escape room to play absolutely on Halloween. 

  • Category: investigative
  • Publisher: Playagame Editions
  • Age: 18+
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Players: 1-5
BlackSands Games - 50 Clues: The Pendulum of the Dead - Chapter 1
  • 😰 The first playable Escape Thriller at home
15,00 EUR Buy on Amazon

Escape from the asylum

Here is another nice full-bodied and super themed escape room that you can play on Halloween and which I have already talked about in a review. In Escape from the Asylum you have to face 10 hours of gameplay during which, as 10 different characters, you have to solve puzzles to be able to escape from the North Oaks hospital. The various stories and events are intertwined, so pay attention to all the clues because they can come in handy at any time.



  • Category: investigative
  • Publisher: dV Games
  • Age: 12+
  • Duration: 1 hour per story, for a total of 10 hours
  • Players: 1-6
dVGiochi Escape from the Asylum, DVG5718
  • An exciting escape room experience in the form of a collaborative board game
39,90 EUR Buy on Amazon

Cinema and Music | Best board games for Halloween

In this list there is certainly no shortage of tips for cinema and music lovers, the two titles I will talk about are Shining and Armata Strigoi.



Shining

A board game that bears the name of the famous film by Stanley Kubrick and which will allow you for the first time to set foot at the Overlook Hotel. Players must work together to make it through winter unscathed. The game takes place over months, consisting of 2 or 3 rounds, during which you have to explore the rooms of the hotel and carry out the actions written above. At the beginning of a new round, the first player will read an Event card whose effects will affect its course for its entire duration.

After all the players have taken their turn, the Shining phase begins, during which the Wardens will be subjected to horrible visions of the past and to face them they must have enough Willpower to allow them not to be possessed and not to harm their companions. . The winners will be those who managed to survive until the end of the fourth month.

  • Category: cooperative
  • Publisher: Asmodee
  • Age: 17+
  • Duration: 45 60-minute
  • Players: 3-5
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