Get ready to take on some of the most iconic monsters from classic Universal Studios films as you struggle to protect the innocent and save your town from certain doom. Horrified is a light co-operative game for up to 5 players (Including solo) ages 10 and up, and features a mix of strategic movement and pick-up and delivery mechanics, whilst the threat of several monsters continuously lurk towards you and the innocent victims of the town.
The objective of Horrified is simple, figure all active monsters weaknesses and defeat them. You can play against 2, 3 or 4 monsters simultaneously, allowing for an adaptable difficulty for every match. Defeating the monsters is no easy feat however, with the 4-monster mode being suitable for only the toughest of monster hunters. Once the active monsters have been confirmed (The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dracula, Werewolf, Mr & Mrs Frankenstein’s monster), your team will set off around a simple map of the town, collecting various tokens that will help you defeat the monsters.
Players can choose between several different characters to play as. Each one plays slightly different from each other, and may provide a special ability, such as teleporting directly to another player, or having more actions to use. Use each action point well, because after every single player turn, it’s the monsters’ turn to wreck havok.
A single card is flipped from an enemy event deck after every turn, and these will all have different consequences. Each card will allow specific villains to move one or more steps closer to a player, or an innocent bystander. Should the creatures be close enough however, they may attack anything on the same space as them. Whilst players will have some small defence, these event cards may also spawn bystanders within the village, who require escorting to different locations by a player piece. Should you not reach them in time, monsters will move in and strike, instantly killing them. Should more than 7 bystanders or players die, then its game over and the monsters win!
Each villain has a specific set of instructions that players must follow in order to defeat them. Going up against Dracula? You must search the board and destroy four coffins before plunging a stake in his heart. Fighting The Mummy? Spend tokens to attempt to life the curse before making him vulnerable to attack. Mix up each playthrough with different combinations of monsters to keep a good variety in every game you play. The game carries on until all monsters are defeated, or the event deck runs out. It’s a true test of speed and wits against Universals most beloved villains.
Time: 45 – 60 minutes