Get ready for a scream as we rank the scariest, spookiest, and most terrifying board games of all time. Whether you’re playing with a small cadre of close friends or teaming up with a larger group of acquaintances, these games are sure to satisfy your hunger for a good scare.
From classic horror board games like Arkham Horror to newer titles like Gloomhaven and Dead of Winter, these games feature a range of different scenarios, themes, and backdrops. And while some scary games can last up to four or more hours, other games, like One Night: Ultimate Werewolf, can be won in a matter of minutes.
Vote up the scariest board games to see which title is the spookiest of them all.
Players: 3 to 6
Average game time: 30 min - 2 hours
Betrayal at House on the Hill is a board game published by Avalon Hill and designed by Bruce Glassco. Players all begin as allies exploring a haunted house filled with dangers, traps, items and omens. ...more on Wikipedia
Players: 1 to 8
Average game time: 2-4 hours
Arkham Horror is an adventure board game designed by Richard Launius, originally published in 1987 by Chaosium and most recently published in 2005 and revised in 2007 by Fantasy Flight Games. Players take on the role of investigators in H. P. Lovecraft's Massachusetts town of Arkham. ...more on Wikipedia
Players: 2 to 6
Average game time: 60 - 90 mins
Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game is a survival horror board game that was first published in 2007. Players can play on the Hero team or as the Zombies. ...more on Wikipedia
Players: 2 to 5
Average game time: 2 - 3 hours
Mansions of Madness is a tabletop strategy game designed by Corey Konieczka and published by Fantasy Flight Games in 2011. The players explore a locale filled with Lovecraftian horrors and solve a mystery. ...more on Wikipedia