Betrayal at House on the Hill Finally Gets an Expansion!

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At long last, one of the greatest horror boardgames of all time, and one of my absolute favorites, is getting it’s first expansion. Betrayal at House On The Hill opens the Widow’s Walk this fall with an expansion that looks to make the game even better than it already is. Here are some details:

Designed by Betrayal’s original lead developer Mike Selinker and his team at Lone Shark Games, in partnership with Wizards of the Coast, the new expansion includes:

50 brand new haunts penned by an all-star cast of contributors including:

Max Temkin and Eli Halpern, co-creators of Cards Against Humanity

Pendleton Ward, Emmy Award-winning cartoonist

Mikey Neumann, chief creative champion for Borderlands

Jerry Holkins, co-creator of the Penny Arcade webcomic

Angela Webber, one half of the nerd pop duo The Doubleclicks

Justin Gary, co-designer of Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer

20 new room tiles, including a never before explored new floor, the roof

30 new cards, including 11 items, 11 events, and 8 omens

78 new tokens including a new set of possession tokens that allow you to track your explorer’s progress

The Widow’s Walk expansion arrives this October, just in time for some Halloween game night fun.

For more information and a complete list of the contributors, visit Avalon Hill.
In the meantime, enjoy the complete press release!

Home renovations have never been so exciting. For more than a decade, the iconic, semi-cooperative board game Betrayal at House on the Hill has been terrifying explorers who dare cross its threshold. Will you be trapped in the Pentagram Chamber, transfixed by the haunting melody of a lone fiddler or unearthing a portal to Hell as the old home crumbles around you? Now this beloved board game classic gets even more treacherous as some of gaming and entertainment’s greatest minds join forces in creating its first ever expansion, Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow’s Walk, releasing this fall.

Designed by Betrayal’s original lead developer Mike Selinker and his team at Lone Shark Games, in partnership with Wizards of the Coast, the new expansion includes:
50 brand new haunts penned by an all-star cast of contributors including:
Max Temkin and Eli Halpern, co-creators of Cards Against Humanity
Pendleton Ward, Emmy Award-winning cartoonist
Mikey Neumann, chief creative champion for Borderlands
Jerry Holkins, co-creator of the Penny Arcade webcomic
Angela Webber, one half of the nerd pop duo The Doubleclicks
Justin Gary, co-designer of Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer
20 new room tiles, including a never before explored new floor, the roof
30 new cards, including 11 items, 11 events, and 8 omens
78 new tokens including a new set of possession tokens that allow you to track your explorer’s progress

The expanded house pits explorers against a litany of terrifying horrors like the Fleshchild, the evil clown Knick-Knack, and a vengeful little girl hell-bent on playing a deadly game of hide-and-seek.

“It’s great to go back to the old homestead,” Selinker said. “After a dozen years, the place could use a little sprucing up. Think I’ll put a new roof on it. That way, when you come to visit, you might want to stay for a very long time.”

Betrayal at House on the Hill continues to be a perennial best-seller and praised as one of the best horror board games of all time. One of the most unique features of the board game is its re-playability- the story is seldom the same twice. Now with 50 additional haunts, the horrific tales spun by these daring adventurers is boundless.

“This is a love letter to the fans of Betrayal,” Selinker said. “For years, I’ve been asked by people, ‘When are you going to do more of the game?’ Some of those fans are really good writers and game designers, so I got them to help. You’ll see some mind-boggling developments in this new addition.”

Look for Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow’s Walk to be available October 14. You can download a box art and additional assets here.

For the complete list of contributors, visit the Avalon Hill website. To keep up with news about Avalon Hill games, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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