Betrayal at the House on the Hill

For various reasons, the other month we went into Aldershot and visited "The Games Shop". This is, as you'd guess, a shop that sells board games, games books, jigsaws and other games accessories; but not computer games, which is maybe why it has no web site. At our first visit, last year, we picked up "Murder at the Abbey" also here..., and this time bought "Betrayal at the House on the Hill". Its fantastic - collaborative, replayable, and with strong varied stories, our first night was Buffy's Hell's Gate, a deeply dramatic story, I'm playing Professor Longfellow, academic buffer, very knowledgeable, limited strength and sanity, trapped in the basement by the flames of the abyss, I gave "Flash", the school running team star my mystic ring as he climbed out of the basement using his rope to take it Madame Victoria. He joined up with the other two players and we managed to perform the ceremonies to close the Hell Gate and discover the secret passage just in time to rescue me from a firey death.

This game is advertised by its publishers here..., and the publisher's forums are here....

This is the second great game we've got from this shop, so if you're local and into games look'em up.

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<p/> I didn't realise that you were into games. I've wasted many an hour playing board games over the years. I still play regularly, most weeks during winter and most fortnights during summer, with a group I've played with since I was at college. <p/> Anyway, I'm sure you know about it, but do you ever use the excellent boardgamegeek website? <p/> I'll take a look at your recommendation. It looks fun.

Posted by Gary on May 12, 2005 at 07:16 PM PDT #

UUh Gary - I didn't mention, mainly because I suppose I was expecting you (& others) to go to the suggested URLs that the the supplied rules are a bit iffy and you need to check out the online resources including boardgamegeek, which I discovered when looking for the online help resources.

It remains a great game.

Posted by Dave on May 15, 2005 at 04:01 AM PDT #

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