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Best Horror Board Games 2022

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The best horror board games push your imagination, encompass you in a spooky or mysterious headspace, and are fun as hell! Modern board games have had a huge resurgence in popularity in recent years, and there are even some awesome board game apps on iOS these days. However, nothing is quite as awesome as pulling out a horror-themed board game and playing it by yourself or with a group. The best horror board games cover a wide range of styles of games and there are even some that are good for children. Here are the best horror board games.

Start your collection with something thrilling

Board games offer a great tactile experience that allows you and your friends or family to spend time together and have fun. Plus, there are a ton of great games that embrace the paranormal!

My personal favorite on this list is Arkham Horror: The Card Game (opens in new tab) because it just offers such a unique experience every game and it's superbly well-written, so the stories feel real. The decisions you make have a significant impact on the game. The good news about Arkham Horror: The Card Game is the base set is just the beginning if you like the game. There's also a lot of new campaigns and scenarios you can buy.

If you're looking for a fun game that's easy to pull out with the family, I would suggest Horrified (opens in new tab). It's not too complicated to learn, and although it does have monsters, it doesn't really have any mature content, making it great for kids. The box advises ages 10 and up, and I would agree with that assessment.

Lastly, if you love solving mysteries Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures (opens in new tab) is fantastic. Reading newspapers for clues, questioning the right people to get information, and slowly but surely solving the case is a super satisfying feeling.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 


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