05 June 2017
Out this November
Here’s a crossover we weren’t expecting: Dungeons & Dragons is coming to spooky adventure game Betrayal at House on the Hill.
Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate is almost exactly what it sounds like, comprising a reskinned version of the divisive board game that sees a group of players exploring a creepy old house together by revealing and placing room tiles until a random ‘haunt’ begins, potentially turning one of the players into a traitor aiming to defeat their former friends.
From the look of the first images released by publisher Avalon Hill, very little is changing in the new Baldur’s Gate spin-off, aside from the obvious swapping of ghosts, ghouls, vampires and the like for D&D’s roster of iconic creatures, such as beholders and mind flayers, and the move from the house on the hill to the dungeons and side streets of the titular roleplaying city. (Although here’s hoping they improve the temperamental clips used to track the characters’ physical and mental health.)
It’s been (re)designed by Mike Mearls, one of the lead authors for Dungeons & Dragons, and takes around an hour to play with three to six people.
Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate will be out on November 15th over in the US – we should hopefully expect to see it in the UK not long after.