Game Night: 1/30/2020

Hey All, it’s that time of the week again!

Great image of Betrayal at House on the Hill, picture courtesy of Pinky Monroe on Pinterest

Thursday is here and we’ve got one of the classics lined up, as well as realizing maybe, just MAYBE, this is the week we will finally have time to add a short game like Dungeon Mayhem? We shall see!

Once more if you haven’t kept up with the blog we definitely encourage you all to read our Thank You to Our Fans blog post (you guys rock so hard!) as well as a big thank you once again to Ben for hosting a night of DungeonQuest as the DM.

This was a great game – both runs we played were very entertaining, and having someone to manage things makes it run much more quickly and smoothly.

You can catch the Twitch replay video here, and it’s worth the watch as the shade starts early, the trouble making doesn’t stop, and Shane’s angry shade obsessively haunts players for Shane’s Cursed Diamond.

What could possibly go wrong?

Featured Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill

This week will feature Betrayal at House on the Hill. Hard to believe this one has been around since 2004 but it has been – and it’s a great co-op game…until it isn’t. The group starts out exploring the troublesome house, looking for for a snack and solving mysteries with a talking dog…no wait, that’s Scooby-Doo. Or Dexter. I’m always mixing up those two.

In the beginning, players are exploring the manor, looking for special items, treasures, or items that might come in handy later while also having strange experiences with spirits, mirrors, and trying to dodge terrible omens, arming up before the moment of inevitable betrayal.

At that point one random player, determined by the specific haunt that is tripped and the omen that did it, joins the evil force that makes the house come alive with killing power. Whether ghost, cannibal, zombie, or dragon, the traitor works against the other players along with the monster or evil being.

Suddenly the cooperative game becomes a fight for survival among un-corrupted surviving players and the corrupted one, and the tension remains high because you never know when the haunting is going to be tripped and it can be very bad news for player if it trips early.

Fun fact: Betrayal at House on the Hill came in #2 on our list of the 11 best cooperative board games.

Short Game: Dungeon Mayhem…Maybe?

While we originally thought about Kittens in a Blender, and there’s no doubt that will make it’s way into the rotation, we had hoped to play Dungeon Mayhem much earlier in the month. Unfortunately, we had some games go a bit longer than expected, so from now on we’re just going to make a list of those “short games” and cycle through when time allows.

So fans of Dungeon Mayhem no worries – it IS coming. Maybe this next time, maybe the time after, but it is at the top of the short list.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you tonight! If you’re not following us already on Twitch, please give us a follow (or even subscribe!) or consider supporting us on Patreon. We really appreciate every bit of support you can provide to keep these game nights going and we hope to see y’all tonight!

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