Good news for fans of the tabletop game Betrayal at House on the Hill. If you’ve managed to play through all fifty scenarios- or haunts- in the base game, you’ll be excited to hear that Betrayal’s first ever expansion, Widow’s Walk, was announced back in April. Or maybe you’ve already heard about it; in which case, this is just a friendly reminder to check your calendar.
For those unfamiliar with the premise of Betrayal, the game follows the basic theme of many classic horror movies; a group of 3-6 players enter a strange house to investigate, but one of you eventually turns out to have ulterior (and usually terrifying) motives. Whoever the traitor is gains some sort of control over one of the fifty haunts to use against the other players.
Widow’s Walk comes with fifty brand new haunts to add to the already extensive replay value of the game. Along with the haunts will be the addition of the roof level, new rooms, and a total or thirty new cards of various types, plus some new minor pieces.
Betrayal at House on the Hill’s first edition was published by Avalon Hill in 2004, with the second edition’s release in 2010; so for twelve years, there has been no actual introduction of new material to its game-play. Needless to say, for any fans of the game, the fact that it’s finally going to get something new is a big deal.
With a Friday, October 14th release (I guess that’s as close to a Friday the 13th as they could get), it’s coming out just in time for Halloween- a great time to trick your friends to join you at the house on the hill.
Regardless where you get your players from (or if end up playing as the traitor, maybe victims is a better word?), here’s hoping we’re all in for a treat.