Santa wreaks havoc in Betrayal at House on the Hill’s new holiday-themed expansion.

Santa wreaks havoc in Betrayal at House on the Hill's new holiday-themed expansion.

Betrayal at House on the Hill Gets a Festive Twist with Wynter’s Tale

Unleash the jolly old murderer in a holiday-themed expansion like no other! Santa Claus takes a dark turn in Wynter’s Tale, adding a touch of B-movie horror to the classic board game, Betrayal at House on the Hill.

Image: Wynter’s Tale

Wynter’s Tale, unveiled at the annual Gen Con tabletop gaming convention, brings you five thematic haunts, new miniatures, and much more. The twist? Santa Claus is transformed into a jolly, murderous old elf! It’s the perfect blend of holiday cheer and spine-tingling suspense.

“We delved into the old folklore of the holidays, exploring various cultures and communities worldwide that have added their own unique storytelling to the season,” explained Chris Nadeau, the senior director and product development lead at Avalon Hill. “Then, we gave it our own little spin to create a holiday experience like no other. In Wynter’s Tale, you get to play as characters that you wouldn’t normally find in the core game.”

New Characters and Thrilling Haunts

Image: The Elf

Wynter’s Tale introduces The Elf, complete with its own stats and abilities. As players, you’ll have the chance to trigger one of the five thematic haunts by venturing through the game board with this mischievous helper by your side.

“The game brings you unique items and events that capture the holiday spirit,” said Nadeau. “We built a story around The Elf and its companion characters, creating an unforgettable experience for players. It’s something they’ll cherish when playing with friends and family.”

As part of the creative process, Hasbro teamed up with Ken Lashley, a comic artist known for his work with Marvel and DC comics. Lashley’s imagination was given free rein to take the classic Santa Claus legend into uncharted territory.

“The comic sets the stage, giving players an introduction to how they ended up in the House and why these peculiar holiday characters are involved in the twisted Betrayal scenario,” Nadeau explained. “It dives into what makes this chimney-delivering, Christmas Eve-present-giving elf so magical. Where does his power come from? And what happens if it falls into the wrong hands?”

Get Ready for Wynter’s Pale!

Wynter’s Pale, the expansion for Betrayal at House on the Hill, will be available for pre-order on Hasbro Pulse and Amazon. Priced at $21.99, it’s an irresistibly chilling addition to your fall gaming collection.

So gather your friends, set up the game board, and brace yourself for a holiday adventure like no other. Wynter’s Tale will have you ho-ho-horrified and clutching your stockings in excitement!