Betrayal at House on the Hill has been an icon of board games for over a decade now. But despite having reprints and new editions, the game has never officially been expanded beyond its original scope. That is until now: a whole new series of horrifying new haunts are on the way, and we have the first look.
Widow’s Walk, developed by original Betrayal lead developer Mike Selinker and his team at Lone Shark Games with Wizards of the Coast, features a whole slew of new scenarios, tiles, creatures, and rules for the base game, refreshing the current set for the first time in its entire history.
The expansion includes 20 new room tiles—creating a whole extra floor of the haunted house, the roof, for players to explore on their adventures—as well as 30 new cards to fill said roof with important items and events.Widow’s Walk also features 50 new “haunts,” the game-changing scenarios that are uncovered by players during a game, giving them a new set of goals to work towards to win (often while secretly having to defeat one of their own working against them). All of the new haunts feature new storytelling from a host of contributors, including Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward, Penny Arcade writer Jerry Holkins, Cards Against Humanity’s Max Temkin and Eli Halpern, The Doubleclicks’ Angela Webber, and many more—meaning there’s suddenly a whole new swath of petrifying tales of corruption and supernatural horror to be told in board game’s most infamous household.
Betrayal at House on the Hill has been one of the most beloved co-operative board games around for so long, it’s amazing to see it getting this much support all these years later.