Essen Spiel 2023 is well underway as we move into the second day of Germany's massive board game convention. We're back on the show floor looking to scoop up the hottest news, biggest reveals and thoughts on this year's must-play games!
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Essen Spiel 2023 - Day 2 LIVE!
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Stalking about in the Halloween board game
A chance to play a board game based on Halloween turned out to be a great experience! Featuring the one-and-only Michael Myers, the Halloween board game has one players taking the role of the killer himself and the others becoming his unwilling victims.
As Myers, the players moves around the board in secret, hunting the other players. Meanwhile, the other players will be attempting to search for the things they need to escape from the various houses on the board.
The hidden player will use a grid board to keep track of their location but is revealed if they choose to attack, or if they stop in front of a player facing them. If Michael can kill three players or make it to 24 rounds without the others achieving their goals, they win. Alternately, players can attempt to take Michael down by attacking him themselves.
The victim players can find weapons and other helpful items they can use against Michael in the houses.
Both the hidden role aspects and the helplessness of the victim players help to make the game feel true to the original movie. The Halloween board game feels like more than just another shallow licensed title.