The Cursed List of Horror Games
You have to play one of these games before Halloween or Cthulhu will devour us all!
- •Pandemic: Reign of CthulhuIt's Call of Cthulhu with the Pandemic mechanic. Or, in other words, it's Call of Cthulhu, but good. It's hard to screw up Pandemic, and they haven't done it yet.
- •Letters from WhitechapelA hidden movement game that pits Victorian era police detectives against Jack the Ripper. Playing cat-and-mouse with the cops is always fun.
- •Escape From the Aliens in Outer SpaceIt's like Aliens, but with no guns. Players from the human and alien teams sneak through a dark space station. Humans are trying to escape, aliens are trying to eat humans. Fun for the whole family
- •Betrayal at House on the HillAlso known as Horror Trope: The Game. Players investigate a creepy house for no reason. Then, depending on what clues have been found, one player turns out to be The Traitor. That Traitor can be a vampire, and alien, or some other monster. Now the rest of the players have a victory condition and the and the Traitor is now working against them. Interesting but a little long.
- •Ancient Terrible ThingsIndiana Jones meets Yahtzee meets At the Mountains of Madness. The push-your-luck mechanic really sucks you in.
- •City of HorrorThe only zombie game on this list. It's a semi-cooperative game. Each player controls for survivors. All survivors must hold out until the rescue helicopter arrives. Each Survivor is worth a certain amount of points. Whoever has the most points worth of survivors wins the game. It's not unheard of for someone's strategy to get out of control and endanger everyone's survivors.
- •Le Fantome de l'OperaBased on another deduction game called Mr. Jack. It's a great looking game, but it doesn't make a lot of sense. All the Phantom does it scare people. Also, it's very hard for the Phantom player to actually win. Still, it's a lighter alternative to Letters from Whitechapel.
- •DreadThe only role playing game that can emulate a jump scare. Also, how come there isn't an official Five Nights at Freddy's expansion yet?
- •The End of the WorldThis is a series of role-playing games that explore end-of-the-world scenarios. Zombie contagion, alien invasion, robot uprising, and wrath of ancient gods are all possibilities. Personally, I find it more interesting to use these settings with the Dread system.
- •NecronomiCardsMagic: the Gathering reimagined by HP Lovecraft. Match eldritch symbols to summon monsters and cast curses on your opponents. Due out soon.