dmNorthTV Plays… Betrayal at House on the Hill

dmNorthTV and Guests play board games!!  Saturday nights, we get together with friends and try and play a stream friendly board game.  It is usually a fun get together with great people.  A time to enjoy to social aspect of gaming that we are lacking right now.

Here, you will find our short and sweet review on the board game we have played from each of the players.  We stream the gameplay on the dmNorthTV Twitch channel every Saturday.  Come hangout and say “Hi” if you get a chance.

Saturday, we played through Betrayal at House on the Hill (Second Edition).  This is a 1 to 6 player game from Avalon Hill Games and Wizards of the Coast.  You and your friends are exploring a mysterious house on a spooky evening.  You are working together until The Haunt is triggered.  This event flips the game on its head, and one of you becomes the traitor.  At this point, it becomes a one vs all game where each side has unique win conditions based on the scenario that is revealed.

Boardgamegeek describes Betrayal at House on the Hill as:

Betrayal at House on the Hill quickly builds suspense and excitement as players explore a haunted mansion of their own design, encountering spirits and frightening omens that foretell their fate. With an estimated one hour playing time, Betrayal at House on the Hill is ideal for parties, family gatherings or casual fun with friends.

Betrayal at House on the Hill is a tile game that allows players to build their own haunted house room by room, tile by tile, creating a new thrilling game board every time. The game is designed for three to six people, each of whom plays one of six possible characters.

Secretly, one of the characters betrays the rest of the party, and the innocent members of the party must defeat the traitor in their midst before it’s too late! Betrayal at House on the Hill will appeal to any game player who enjoys a fun, suspenseful, and strategic game.

Betrayal at House on the Hill includes detailed game pieces, including character cards, pre-painted plastic figures, and special tokens, all of which help create a spooky atmosphere and streamline game play.

You can take a look at our gameplay video on our YouTube channel, or scroll on down to see what we thought of the game.

Final Thoughts About . . . Betrayal at House on the Hill

Here, we will give you some basic thoughts about the game we played.  This is by no means meant to be an in-depth review of the game, as there are already lots of those out there.  This is just a “what did we think of it and would it be a good board game night game” type thing.  If you want to see something more in-depth, please let us know in the comments below.

Rating System

  • 5 Meeples: Fantastic Game, A must-play game!
  • 4 Meeples: Great Game, minor flaws.
  • 3 Meeples: Good Game, some weaknesses.
  • 2 Meeples: OK Game, needs work.
  • 1 Meeple: Awful Game. Do not play this unless you want to punish yourself.


This was one of those games that I have seen at the shops, but never picked up.  It wasn’t until it was suggested for our board game night that I decided to look into it more.  After watching some gameplay videos on the Tube, I was willing to take the dive.  A quick trip to the local Facebook Marketplace scored me a brand new copy at a good price.

Tonight was (obviously) first time playing it.  Let me just say that it was definitely one of my best tabletop experiences ever.  The rules are really simple to pick up and you easily get immersed in the theme.  There is tension waiting to see if The Haunt is going to be revealed each time you uncover an Omen… and a sense of dread when it finally happens.  The traitor mechanic is quite clever, as you never know who it will be in the game.

The length of the game is quite good too.  We were just over an hour and a half streaming the game, and I suspect you can cut that down significantly in person.  I immediately had the urge to play this again when the game was over.  That, to me, is a sign of an excellent game.

The only “bad” part of the game is the component quality.  I have been spoiled with so many well made games.  This is not one of them.  The miniatures are “meh” at best.  The cardboard is on the thinner side, and apparently prone to warping.  For that, I am knocking this game down a notch.  If it was not for that, I would easily give this a perfect score.

If you can get past this and find a good deal, I would recommend picking this up.


I love this game! Its so much fun and the replay value is insane. Once you trigger the haunt, one player will betray the group and there are 50 different scenarios you can get. Even the tile placement is random which makes the house different. I ended up betraying the group all I have to say is “auuuu….”. The components are ok, they are not the best quality for what you pay for the game. But if you can find it at a good deal, its worth it. I did want to play it again after as it just has a way of grabbing you back in.


Betrayal at House on the Hill is a fun game with people that are willing to jump into an unbalanced game. Sit down for theme and fun. I have played this game a bunch because my son loves Betrayal.

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Anyone is welcome to play board games with us.  If you have a game you would like to see streams, please let us know.  The only limitation (beyond actually owning the game) is that they must be stream friendly as we are playing it remotely.  Contact us on any of the Socials or leave a comment below.

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