Sunday, October 30, 2016

Playing games during Halloween

Really, as long as you count toward horror, there are more games suitable for playing in Halloween than any other. Seriously, the idea of trying to make a definitive list of games to play on Halloween got way too overwhelming years ago.

And if zombies are your particular kettle of fish, then the world is your rotting, undead oyster. Seriously, I don't even think you can do a definitive zombie list that isn't overwhelming anymore.

Come to think of it, the most likely game for me to pull out this Halloween is a zombie game, Zombie Fluxx. I'm really not that into zombies but we do like Fluxx in it is a good way to get in some Halloween gaming even when our time is taken up with trick-or-treating and the like.

And that's not even getting started on role-playing games. Games like Chill or Call of Cthulhu who have been around for over 25 years. Years before Whitewolf made an empire based on horror. 

Heck, dungeons and dragons had its first taste of Ravenloft back in 1983. Although, to be fair a setting that is full of hordes of and was varieties of monsters is kind of a horror movie in the first place.

You know, it seems like that most of my experiences in Ravenloft have usually resulted in the player characters becoming the over-the-top psychotic monsters. When the undead say hey you've got a little too far you might want to pull back, you know something is happening.

In a couple years, maybe even as soon as next year, I have a feeling most of my Halloween gaming will be party games. But not bobbing for apples. I think that has gone the way of unwrapped candy in the name of hygiene.

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