Betrayal Legacy, Arkham Horror and more: it’s a Halloween Spooktacular in October’s Tabletop Gaming, out in one week!


Plus reviews of Root, X-Wing 2.0, Vampire: The Masquerade 5E, My Little Scythe, The Witcher RPG and more

October is the spookiest time of the year – but here at Tabletop Gaming magazine we ain’t afraid of no ghosts! Our next issue will have you howling at the full moon with delight as we take an inside look at the biggest horror games of 2018. And there's only seven days to wait!

On the front of Tabletop Gaming October you’ll find a free promo card for The Lost Expedition featuring legendary explorer – and seeker of the Lost City of Z – Percy Fawcett to add to your copy of the adventure game. Simply replace one of your starting characters with Percy to bring him on your next expedition!

Inside, we kick off our Halloween Spooktacular with an in-depth (and spoiler-free!) chat with Rob Daviau about Betrayal Legacy, his incredible return to the haunted House on the Hill to tell a spooky story with a personal touch.

After that, Mansions of Madness and Eldritch Horror designer Nikki Valens reveals all about Arkham Horror: Third Edition, her radical reinvention of the original Lovecraftian board game with a bold new vision.

What’s that banging at the windows? Why, it’s Axis & Allies & Zombies, the horror twist on the World War II strategy classic. We hop in a chainsaw tank and carve our way to the heart of a reborn classic with lead designer Scott Van Essen.

The zombie fun continues with The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan, the dungeon-crawling board game spin-off from miniatures game All Out War starring the baseball bat-loving baddie from the comics. Prepare to join the bloody fight for survival – and reputation.

It’s not all horror in the next issue of Tabletop Gaming, though – you’ll also find our chat with legendary designer Martin Wallace about his elegant card-driven arena-battler Wildlands. Could it be slicker than Shadespire?

After conquering the PC with its complex historical strategy games, Crusader Kings studio Paradox Interactive has sets its sights on the tabletop – and its first board game will let you marry your horse. We’re serious. What to know what the heck we’re on about? Pick up the mag to find out!

Elsewhere, we hear from the co-creator of Sagrada about how the stained-glass masterpiece was made, run down our picks for 10 of the best dexterity games, revisit Ticket to Ride predecessor Elfenland in our continuing look at all the Spile des Jahres winners and offer up painting tips for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar’s Stormcast Eternals – vital advice for anyone with the game’s new Soul Wars box.

Of course, there’s no shortage of reviews, either. Dive into the Played section for our thoughts on the month’s biggest releases, including Root, X-Wing 2.0, Vampire: The Masquerade: Fifth Edition, Brass: Birmingham, The Witcher Pen & Paper RPG, My Little Scythe, Dice Hospital, Container, Remnants and more.

You can order your copy of Tabletop Gaming October today via our online store (now including free delivery to the UK), or find it in Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, WHSmith, hobby stores and newsagents – check your local supermarket stockist here. The magazine can also be downloaded as a digital edition on mobile and PC.

If you’re at our Tabletop Gaming Live convention in London’s Alexandra Palace on September 29th and 30th, you’ll be able to pick up a copy in person from the Tabletop Gaming stand, G82. Say hi to the team while you’re there!

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