Halloween is a great time to plan a party and a party, as we all know, is a great time to bring out the board games. Although any of your favorite titles can play the role of entertainment in your parties, choosing one that matches the theme of the holiday however, adds a well-thought elegance to your party planning.
When spooky season arrives, people tend to look for all kinds of Halloween-themed stuff to spice up their get-togethers. In this article we present party hosts with Halloween-themed entertainment that we believe will please all of their guests.
Some of these games are scary, some are strategic and some are just silly. However, they are all great options for anyone who wants their Halloween party enjoying some immersive, top notch tabletop games that all the guests can (and quite frankly should) participate in.
Halloween Board Games for Children
These titles are good Halloween-theme games that are suitable for younger players and adults alike, and if your Halloween party includes kids, you and they will definitely find these interesting.
2. Zombie Kidz: Evolution
Also included in our list of the best board games with zombies, Zombie Kidz, published by Le Scorpion Masqué, is a game of facing off hordes of zombies with fun DIY weapons that vary in shape and form as well as stats. It also features a unique progression system that automatically increases the difficulty of the gameplay as you play.
You’ll explore a post-apocalyptic world filled with hordes of undead creatures, scavenge for resources, and battle your way through hordes of zombies. With a variety of weapons and upgrades, you’ll have to use your wits and skills to survive and make it out alive. The game also features an expansive story mode, allowing you to uncover the secrets of the zombie apocalypse and discover the truth behind the zombie outbreak.
1. King of Tokyo
This title was mentioned before in our list of the best board games for kids and was originally published by IELLO games. King of Tokyo puts players in the roles of gigantic monsters or feathered space travelers and against each other to battle for the championship of all monsters.
Players take turns rolling dice to attack their opponents, heal themselves, and gain energy cubes to buy powerful cards. With each roll of the dice, the game takes an unpredictable turn, making it an exciting and thrilling experience. The artwork is also stunning, with vibrant colors and detailed illustrations that bring the game to life.
The game Is perfect for Halloween parties as it is easy to learn and can be played by up to 6 players. It is a great way to get everyone involved in the party and is sure to keep everyone entertained with its fast-paced and exciting gameplay. Plus, it is a great way to add some spooky fun to the festivities!
Horror-Themed Board Games for Halloween
The following are the titles that gravitate a little more towards the scarier side of the holiday and are suggested to be played by adult players. These games are thrilling, gripping and spooky tabletop adventures that are surely worth your undivided attention.
5. Kingdom Death: Monster
Kingdom Death Monster, featured once before on our list of the best board games with miniatures, is an incredible horror board game that offers an immersive and thrilling experience like no other. With its unique and intricate mechanics, it provides an intense and captivating narrative that will keep you on the edge of your seat. From the moment you open the box, you’ll be immersed in a world of horror and suspense, as you battle monsters and unravel the mysteries of the Kingdom Death universe.
The game features a wide array of monsters, each with their own distinct abilities and strategies. With the exceptional variety of monsters, the game offers a unique challenge for even the most experienced players. Players must use their wits and cunning to outsmart their enemies and emerge victorious.
The game is thrilling and captivating at the same time, with the miniatures being some of the best ones out there. It is full of surprises and therefore, full of replayability.
4. Cthulhu: Death May Die
We talked about this game too, specifically it’s amazing miniature design. CMON published Cthulhu: Death May Die in 2019 and for its success in recreating the spooky Lovecraft vibes, I strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to play a good horror board game.
With its innovative blend of cooperative and competitive gameplay, you and your friends will be drawn into a thrilling and suspenseful adventure as you fight against the ancient evil cult of Cthulhu’s worshipers, who want to summon his ancient spirit and unleash his power.
Experience the thrill of victory as you work together to defeat the powerful forces of darkness, or the agony of defeat as you struggle to survive against the overwhelming power of Cthulhu and the cult of his followers.
3. Mansions of Madness
Mansions of Madness is an immersive horror board game, published by Fantasy Flight, that puts players against the unknown terrors of the night.
Players take on the role of investigators, exploring a haunted mansion and uncovering its dark secrets. The game features a unique blend of exploration, puzzle-solving, and combat as players battle monsters, uncover clues, and unravel the mysteries of the mansion. With multiple scenarios and a branching story, no two games are ever the same.
This cooperative game takes place in the same universe as Eldritch Horror and Elder Sign in the streets of Innsmouth and the haunted corridors of Arkham’s cursed mansion.
You will confront four scenarios of fear and mystery, collecting weapons, tools, and information, solving complex puzzles, and fighting monsters, insanity, and death while navigating treacherous environments and uncovering secrets to progress through each scenario.
2. Arkham Horror
Arkham Horror, a card game published by Fantasy Flight Games, is a fantastic game that challenges you to solve evil mysteries and with the elegant gameplay design, it’s no wonder why it’s one of the most popular horror board games around. Whether you’re a fan of horror or just looking for a unique and exciting game to play, Arkham Horror is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.
Arkham Horror: The Card Game is an innovative Living Card Game that blurs the boundaries between role-playing and card game experiences. Set in the eerie and foreboding world of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, you’ll explore ancient mysteries, battle horrific monsters, and confront the madness that rules over this universe. The immersive story-driven campaign assures that you’ll be drawn into a world of cosmic horror and mystery as you strive to save the world from the impending doom that lurks in the shadows.
You and your friends will be able to use your custom deck of cards to uncover the secrets of the world’s most mysterious and frightening mysteries. Each card in the deck will reflect both your strengths and weaknesses, providing you with the resources you need to work together through the challenges.
1. Eldritch Horror
Another thematic entry from Fantasy Flight, in Eldritch Horror, you and your trusted circle of colleagues must embark on a daring mission to traverse the globe and fight against the looming terror. Prepare to face off against vile creatures, intense battles, and perplexing puzzles that will test your courage and strength. With courage and determination, you must work together to overcome the obstacles and save the world from destruction.
Eldritch Horror is a thrilling co-operative game of mystery and adventure for one to eight players. Players take on the roles of globetrotting investigators, travelling the world to uncover clues, solve mysteries, and protect humanity from an Ancient One – an elder being determined to bring about the end of the world.
Eldritch Horror is the perfect game for a spooky and memorable Halloween party. With its eerie atmosphere and mysterious storyline, it will provide you and your friends with hours of scary entertainment. Plus, its cooperative nature allows everyone to work together to solve the puzzles and defeat the evil monsters, which awakens the spirit of teamwork in your party.
Each and every one of these titles is brilliant in its own way and is worth a shot if you haven’t tried it out before. What’s your favorite game to play at Halloween? Let us know in the comments section.