Do you remember the first time you brushed against the unknown? Maybe it was playing light as a feather, stiff as a board, or whispering Bloody Mary three times in the dark. As a horror fan, most of us have danced to the edge of the great beyond at some point in our lives. But sometimes, visiting a haunted mansion or walking through a deserted graveyard just isn’t possible.
Don’t worry, we have you covered. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly ghost hunt or want a complex and intricate murder mystery to solve, we found 11 paranormal board games to make any game night instantly spooktacular.
The original spirit board, the Ouija has been fascinating and terrifying players since 1886. Through nothing but a simple board, the alphabet, and a planchette, you can channel your mystic energy into the great beyond. Is that a spirit moving the planchette? Your own subconscious? Or something else far more sinister?
Bureau of Investigation: Investigations in Arkham & Elsewhere
It’s the 1920s, and as an agent working for the Bureau of Investigation, you’ve been assigned to look into some paranormal cases straight out of Lovecraft’s pages. You’ll follow leads through Boston, Arkham, and beyond, questioning witnesses and deciding what action to take. But beware, some facts are stranger than fiction, and to solve these cases you’ll need a strong mind and an even stronger stomach.
Salem 1692 Board Game
It’s Salem, 1692, and the witch hunt has begun. In this unique card game merging strategy and social deduction, you have to navigate the treacherous line between friend and foe. Who is on your side? Who will turn you in? Can you find the witches before evil runs amok, or will the town of Salem and the villagers fall to the darkness threatening from within?
Paranormal Detectives Party Game
Are you ready to hunt some ghosts? In this multi-player board game, you take on the role of paranormal detectives and use the power of the supernatural to uncover clues in difficult cases. By asking the ghost yes or no questions, you have to solve a series or puzzles and riddles to reconstruct the crime and find the truth.
Betrayal at the House on the Hill
The house on the hill sits empty and abandoned, but when you and a fearless group of explorers find yourselves drawn to the house, you quickly find that nothing but nightmares await. With 50 different scenarios, you have to work your way through haunted rooms filled with dangerous terrors. But wait! Someone among you is a traitor, and when the betrayal happens, the haunting begins.
Ghost in the Attic
When two kids and their dogs explore an empty mansion late one night, they accidentally wake up the ghost in the attic. Now it’s up to you to make sure it doesn’t escape. Featuring a glow-in-the-dark board and light-up ghost, this cooperative game emphasizes strategy, cooperation, and shared decision-making. Stopping a ghost has never been more family-friendly fun.
Hellboy: The Board Game
Welcome to the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. In your case file, you’ll find everything you need to know: your mission, some clues to get you started, and a hint at the danger lurking ahead. But no one knows exactly what could go wrong, and the Deck of Doom holds ominous obstacles guaranteed to slow your progress.
Explore gothic locations, hunt down clues, fight minions and bosses, and terrifying monsters, all so you can find the latest threat and stop evil from taking over the world.
Escape from Dead Town
In this unique escape room board game, you and up to three other players work to solve the puzzle and flee the town before zombies completely take over. Using only the clues you’re given and a town map, you have to find the safest route out of town or become one of the living dead.
Horrified: American Monsters Strategy Board Game
Cryptids from all across the country are coming to Cross Creek. No one knows why or what’s drawing them in. You have to work with members of your community to defend against Big Foot, Mothman, the Chupacabra, and more. Every monster requires a unique strategy and specific tactics to win. Can you save Cross Creek before terror overwhelms you?
Trivial Pursuit: Horror Ultimate Edition
Do you know the rules to survive a scary movie? We hope you do. Dive into this ultimate horror trivia game and test your horror survival skills. With over 1,800 questions in six different categories of horror, including paranormal, psychological, killer, monster, and more, there is something for every horror fan inside. You can run, you can hide, but if you don’t know the answer, you won’t survive.
As a renowned Medium, your job is to decipher what the Spirits are trying to say. But Spirits are limited. For every question you ask, they can only answer with the first few letters of their answer. But act quickly, you have to work to figure out what object your Spirit is holding before the other Mediums.