Board Games You Might Want to Check Out This October
Already found your spooky read to celebrate the month of October? Why not give these October-ish themed games a try in between chapters? All of the following games are available to check out with your library card from Caledon Public Library’s expanding Board Game collection.
In Werewords, players guess a secret word by asking “Yes” or “no” questions. Figure out the magic word before time is up, and you win! However, one of the players is secretly a Werewolf who is not only working against you, but also knows the word. If you don’t guess the word in time, you can still win by identifying the Werewolf! to help you out, one player is the Seer, who knows the word but must not to be too obvious when helping you figure it out; if the word is guessed, the Werewolf can pull out a win by identifying the Seer!
A storytelling card game played as a family. The goal of Gloom is to tell the saddest story about your family and make the other families die happily. Teens like Gloom, because it is unique and fits in with teens and their morbid sense of humor and allows them to be creative.
In this highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette, players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game -unless that players has a defuse card, which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens.
Running out of Potions? Then it’s time for Broom Service! Wild witches zoom on their brooms, covering miles with their vials throughout the magical realm. Gather roots, herbs and fruit to brew your concoctions, and Drizzelda will help charm away the cloudy weather. Play the right card, at the precise moment, and whoosh to the win!
Dread Curse is a push-your-luck game of cunning thievery and ample turns of fortune. Play revolves around drawing loot from a cloth bag and stealing from the other pirates in order to gain the most valuable stash of treasure. Each turn, players reveal coins from their hidden cache to win the captaincy or one of the other 7 crew assignments, each of whom are able to draw from the bag in a unique way or use a special “cheat” ability available only to that pirate. Stay in as long as you dare to grab more gold, but beware the Black Spot for if you end the game with it in your stash, you automatically lose.