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Joe J.
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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9.995
Nov 2005*
A great time can be had by giving this game more than one chance. The rules could have been written better, but it's really not that hard to figure out. It's not complicated, but so are lots of other games that have scored higher for playability. I recommend this one to anyone who likes the "kill other players in malicious ways" type of game. My group always has a lot of laughs playing this one, and it gets played every week!
2005-11-24*
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George Starkgraf
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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8.39
Nov 2008*
Great game. One winner, anybody else is just another victim
2008-11-18*
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Jon Noblejas
United States
Unspecified
California
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8
Jun 2003*
A light, fun, screw-your-neighbor type game. It gets really fun if you play with 3 vicious, cutthroat players. :-) The artwork is great and fits the theme of the game.
2003-06-04*
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Chris Walkley
United Kingdom
Birmingham
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8
Jun 2003*
Great atmospheric card game. Always tense because you could die at any moment! Great as a filler and if you don't ponder strategies too much (because there are not many...).
2003-06-17*
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Shana Fassett
United States
La Puente
California
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8
Mar 2004*
I think people are beginning to take games, like life, a little too seriously. Games, like toys, are in essence supposed to be fun. And that is what this game is...a good time and screwing your neighbors makes it better. I do think that the starting health value and the target IP points should both be higher, as the game ends too quickly. Just as you get into it, it is over...though I've only played with two players and have not had the opportunity to discover the difference with more people. I also see it as a sort-of transition game from straight, traditional card games to those involving more strategy like magic.
2004-03-26*
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Darrell Welshhons
United States
La Puente
California
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May 2004*
I think this is a good game to introduce "non-gamers" to adventure gaming, that said, how can you not like a Resident Evil card game? Ok..it's not Resident Evil and it's not Alhambra or Settlers, but it's not as luck driven as Yahtzee either. Some games are just for having a good time with friends, while others can be all strategy and take advantage of the Muzio gambit - there is always room for a little of both (Anyone up for a game of Canasta?)
2004-05-04*
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Tim Thorp
United States
Granite Falls
Washington
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8
Jan 2005*
good Lovecraftian non collectible card game.
2005-01-22*
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Derek Mitchell
United States
Independence
Kansas
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8
Jan 2005*
Great fun for when you want to "kill" your friends! It has some really good artwork, but also some really crappy artwork. The backstory (available on the TWG website), really helps you enjoy the game more. Flavor text from the game is scattered throughout the tale, and discovering the different personalities of the characters enhances the game quite a bit. I really recommend this one.
2005-01-30*
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Adam B
United Kingdom
cheshire
Unspecified
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8
Sep 2005*
Grotesque cards. Pretty atmospheric horror game.
2005-09-03*
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CJ Faria
United States
St. Louis
Missouri
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8
Nov 2007*
Fun card game. Great with a Tanga bundle. I just wish it came with real player tokens.
2007-11-04*
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Luc VC
Belgium
Brugge
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8
Mar 2009*
Horribly fun
Even though we've only started to getting the rules right, it was always a blast to play!
2008-06-17*
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Dave Kidd
United Kingdom
Oxford
Oxfordshire
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7.5
Jan 2008*
Nice horror game, similar in style to Arkham Horror (except it is extemely UN-cooperative)... Would get a higher rating if a turn wasn't so long and unwieldy....
2008-01-28*
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Raistlin
Italy
Torino
Torino
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7
Oct 2012
A quite good back-stabbing game, but a bit too much on the random side.
2004-12-09*
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Marc B.
United States
Palm Bay
Florida
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7
May 2005*
I like it because it fulfills one of my favorite themes. horror. and it is fittingly creepy in artwork, cards, and the whole game feel. I have only played as 2 player so far. I will admit going into it pretty excited about it so may have been a bit easily let down. It was enjoyable but didn't exactly feel like what I expected. From the instructions and basics it feels like a horror/mystery type game where you get to "solve" a mystery. but it's not. It's actaully a munchkin'esque "take that!" type game where first to 10 investigation (see level) points wins. Good card dynamics and spooky atmosphere but I wanted a bit more. Will certainly play again but back to the horror theme hunt.
2005-05-31*
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Joseph Kopena
United States
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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7
Sep 2005*
A pretty good card game. The theme is very very good, it's fun just to read the cards and think about the story. If you're into horror/zombies/etc then grab it. It's kind of intricate to play, so it's not for a braindead/drunk crowd as some people seem to think. It's probably not a grand treatise on strategy either, but there are lots of good decisions to make so it's a solid game.
2005-09-01*
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Axel Toelke
Germany
Bielefeld
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7
May 2011
Very thematic non-collectible card game. Can be a bit tedious on repeated plays. Still, a nice filler.
2005-10-19*
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Gert Schepens
Belgium
Lede
Oost Vlaanderen
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7
Aug 2006*
Nice game!
One can REALLY play it in 15 to 60 minutes & its just Great fun to pester & kill your friends
Also, its not possible to judge it after 2 plays.. Sometimes life seems endless & other times you die imediately!
The rules are ok but the manual is just plain Shit! I have seldom read such a badly written & composed manual!
All n All.. A simple & fun game for when you feel like messing with your friends and only have a short time!
2006-08-18*
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Jason Fawcett
Canada
Unspecified
NS
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7
Mar 2008*
A card-based horror game. Players control characters trying to discover why people are disappearing in a small town. A bit random for me, but hey, it is a card game.
2008-03-17*
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Mike Holyoak
United States
Idaho Falls
Idaho
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7
Dec 2007*
Pretty cool. Reminds be of Anima, but seems a little less clunky and has a H.P Lovecraft feel (And that's a good thing).
2007-12-15*
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Dan Cain
United States
Tacoma
Washington
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7
Jun 2011
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Pretty fun game if you are in the right mood, and you have the right group of people to play with. Your players have to be willing to just really get into the "take that" aspect of the game. There is a pretty steep learning curve learning everything the cards do, but the gameplay is pretty flawless and is for the most part fun.

This game gets a -1 for the artwork alone. Its simply atrocious, and honestly amateurish. If only there was a consistent style to the artwork it might not be that bad....no, it would still be that bad if they used the same illustrators.
2014-02-06
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Simon Brake
United Kingdom
London
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Apr 2008*
Very grim. Especially if you read the related fiction on the web-site.

Not sure what actually happened to my copy. May have been swallowed up by a portal to hell.
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Dane Barrett
New Zealand
Henderson
Auckland
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7
Dec 2011
While I like the theme, and it can be good fun with the right people, this is not a game for everyone (lots of graphic imaginery). The mortality rate for this game is high too which may put off some players (after all its not fun sitting around watching other people play when you're out of cards). I personally think its a great game though. It has an "Arkham Horror lite" feel, but slightly more gruesome.
2011-12-02
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Cathal O'Siochru
United Kingdom
Liverpool
Merseyside
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7
Aug 2008*
I really shouldn't like this game or rate it as highly as I do. It's got slightly broken mechanics and not the most innovative gameplay. I guess I'm a sucker for the Lovecraftian feel of it and the way you mess with other players even after you're dead. Typical American game in some ways, great theme, broken mechanics.
2009-06-10
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Chad Bowser
United States
Kernersville
North Carolina
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Jan 2009*
A fun little horror themed card game. The artwork helps get the creep factor across. I'd play it again.
2010-11-19
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Rattler Drake
Canada
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7
Jan 2015
A very good, light card game. Great horror theme. Must be played with the right group.
2009-01-17*
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~Ryan McSwain
United States
Amarillo
Texas
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7
Oct 2011
A fun game, with plenty of theme and allusions to horror books and movies. The artwork is very well done, and once we got going the randomizer was interesting. Exactly how one is meant to handle locations is a bit confusing, but that could be easily cleared up with ScottE's cool standees.

If you want a horror game that plays up to 6 and you need a break from Betrayal at the House on the Hill, this might scratch a similar itch and plays in about the same amount of time.
2011-10-13
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Russell Cooper
United States
Troy
Illinois
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7
Apr 2011
I admit that I am a complete sucker for horror themes and I love card games so this was a no-brainer. I, for one, really enjoy this light, fun game. Plus, cool art.
2011-04-29
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Stephen Tassie
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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6.5
Jul 2005*
I really wanted to love this game. The theme is great and very well executed. The cards are of good quality and the art is nasty (in a good way). The game works, but I feel they missed out on something great. I've only been able to play it a couple of times since no one else in my group wants to give it a go.
2005-07-26*
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Ciro Mattia Gonano
Italy
Rovigo
Rovigo
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6.5
Oct 2005*
Quite a good game, maybe the flip mechanics could have been replaced with a dice throw...
2005-10-26*
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Todd Furler
United States
Whitehall
Pennsylvania
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6.5
Nov 2005*
My friends and I enjoyed this game. My only complaint was that I don't think players should be eliminated from the game when their characters are killed. (A player can stay in the game after his character dies, but only until he runs out of cards in his hand. That just seems odd to me.)
2005-11-26*
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Graham Wills
United States
Naperville
Illinois
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6
Jul 2004*
Fun enough. Seems to work well with three players
2004-07-23*
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Denis Tan
Singapore
Singapore
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6
Sep 2004*
Not too bad one of the better american whck your friend games. Superior to Torches and Pitchforks
2004-09-04*
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Tom Reimann
United States
Norfolk
Virginia
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Jan 2005*
This is a fast and fun game, with a cool horror setting and (mostly) great artwork. However, you don't really get much of a sense of accomplishment after winning (it goes something like "wait, I won?"). Better with at least three people.
2005-01-03*
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M. Shanmugasundaram
United States
Sunnyvale
California
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6
Feb 2015
Fun, but rules have some ambiguity and other annoyances.
2007-07-01*
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Matt Clementson
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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6
Mar 2009*
Fun if in the right mood. Incredibly luck based and incredibly hard to survive. Great theme.
2005-07-11*
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Andrew Sekela
United States
Tampa
Florida
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6
Dec 2005*
An interesting theme, and overall fun to play. Despite the apparent variety of cards, most cards are really just variations of one particular type - you must overcome the threat number. Though the basic mechanics are interesting and work okay, a few more variations could have made it a lot better and more fun.
2005-12-25*
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Gene Warren
United States
Burlingame
California
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6
Jan 2007*
Previously played
2009-05-06
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United States
Wichita
Kansas
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6
Jul 2013
Looks like a nice theme and fun game that I hope my wife will play.
2006-05-26*
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David Tracy
United States
San Francisco
CA
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6
Jul 2008*
Some of the artwork in this game is pretty good, and the theme is certainly dark. The game is sort of a light Resident Evil, Silent Hill, sort of a game where each player is an investigator trying to uncover what is going on. The location have encounters you get to deal with, and the other players get to throw grief your way as well.

For what it is, this a decent little game, and from a design standpoint, it accomplishes what it set out to do. The game has garnered poor ratings, but I think that is due to different expectations for these types of games. It's a light game, so have a drink, try to maintain your sanity, and oh yeah, have fun!
2006-06-08*
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Bryan Johnson
United States
Salem
Massachusetts
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6
Aug 2006*
This game is a light-fare card game that relies heavily on luck, but it was still kinda fun and probably best to bring this one out around Halloween.
2006-08-05*
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Rollo Tommasi
Italy
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6
May 2009*
It's like a dungeon crawling game without corridors, only with quest locations. Very simple and fast. Can improve with some new cards. Dice included reminds me fruit candy.
2007-12-04*
James Burns
United States
Dupont
Pennsylvania
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6
Jun 2011
Great Horror card game. You have to get 10 investigation points to win ,but most likely all the players will die or go insane before the end.
The only problem is that when you are in combat due to the flipping of cards from the top deck for the random number generation they cycle alot so you won't get a chance to get them in your hand.
2009-10-14
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Ken Grazier
United States
South Euclid
Ohio
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6
Jan 2011
Odd mechanics, but a good game overall. The idea that a dead player can mess with the others is fun.
2007-07-12*
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Noah R
United States
Arizona
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6
Nov 2009*
This is a pretty fun, light, take-that kind of card game with a cool horror theme.
2011-09-25
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Jeremiah Lee
United States
Sylvania
Ohio
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6
Oct 2008*
Some interesting things going on, and the theme artwork is mostly good. The game, however, didn't turn out to be much fun. If you're looking for a horror themed 'take-that' game, then this might work for that specific instance, but I'm sure there are better 'take-that' games out there.

The rulebook wasn't always clear, so we found ourselves making up a couple of things.
2008-06-13*
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Jeff Troyan
United States
Elkton
Maryland
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6
Jul 2008*
Havent played in a few years. Need to go back an re-evaluate. Was fun when played, but never seemed stellar.
2010-01-29
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Christopher Paul
United States
Seattle
WA
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Jun 2009*
Too many other good card games to play this.
2009-05-17
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Tony Ackroyd
United Kingdom
Brighton
E Sussex
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6
May 2010
Awesome theme, but far more brutal and random than I was expecting. Also a 'take that' game which is a bit strange when the game is trying hard enough to kill you.
And it is a strange fit with a game when you are supposed to be a group of survivors fighting to survive.
2010-05-25
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Eric Shift
New Zealand
Tauranga
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6
Apr 2010
The Testimony of Jacob Hollow:
2010-07-02
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Chris
United States
Henrico
Virginia
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6
Oct 2014
Played with the solitaire variant here on BGG.
2014-10-16
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