Horror villains always come back for a sequel

March 3, 2022 - 5:41pm

Betrayal at House on the Hill is leaning into its thematic roots in horror, by having another sequel. Avalon Hill will release the third edition of Betrayal at House on the Hill this August, which actually is the sixth game in the series. In Betrayal, 3-6 players become a cadre of characters investigating a haunted house. The characters have variable scores across four attributes and a special ability. They will explore the modular, randomized tiles of the house, discovering items and events until eventually The Haunt is triggered. The Haunt will hurl the players into a scenario that usually involves one of them turning on the others and changing the game from cooperative into one versus many. 

Betrayal was originally published in 2004. In addition to a 2nd edition, the series has taken its haunted house exploration model to the thematic settings of Baldur's Gate (Betrayal at Baldur's Gate) and Scooby Doo (Betrayal at Mystery Mansion). It has also received the legacy treatment (Betrayal Legacy). The third edition will feature 50 new haunts, in 5 thematic categories. It also promises improved components for the character miniatures and character tiles, which track attributes through the use of sliders.

Betrayal at House on the Hill 3rd edition is designed by Bruce Glassco, who also designed Fantasy Realms