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We get spooky with Betrayal at House on the Hill

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This house is full of very strong children and very angry cats

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This month’s Overboard has everything: betrayal, houses, hills and Clayton Ashley doing a very convincing little boy voice.

Betrayal at House on the Hill is a game from Wizards of the Coast that involves a ragtag group making their way through a spooky mansion that grows as it’s explored. The more rooms you discover, the more omens you find, which brings you closer to starting the haunt.

During the haunt, one player (or multiple players or no players) betrays the group. Then it’s a race against time to see who can make it out of the house alive. Which haunt you play depends on the room and omen you discover, meaning you can play the game dozens of times without replaying the same haunt.

Without giving too much of the video away, let’s just say that Clayton really gets to flex that little boy voice during our haunt. And I make important faces like this:

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