We review Horrified: Greek Monsters, the third iteration in the Horrified series from Ravensburger. Horrified: Greek Monsters adds some new twists to the already popular Horrified gameplay.
A new spooky season is upon us. And that means a new Horrified is coming our way. Horrified: Greek Monsters is the third iteration after the original Horrified and 2021’s American Monster version.
You’ll be leaving Bigfoot behind and instead taking on the likes of Medusa, Cerebrus, the Siren, and their friends. Let’s take a look at how the game works and see if it’s something you need to get for that upcoming Halloween game night.
If you’ve played any of the previous versions of Horrified you’ll have a pretty good idea on how to play this Grecian edition. You’ll still be taking four actions per turn moving around the map and collecting items. What you do with those items depends on which monsters are in the game, as each is defeated in different ways. I’ll be glossing over some of the details and focusing on the changes. If you haven’t played any Horrified check out Tony’s review for more of the basics.
Every monster has to be defeated in two parts. With Cerebrus, for instance, you first have to spend items to roll dice to open the door to Hades. Then, once it’s opened, you can spend items to lure him back to where he belongs. Cerebrus is one of four monsters that has a lair, which is the biggest change up from previous games.
During setup, you’ll randomly mix the four lairs face down in locations around the board. As an action, you can spend items worth a total of 3 points to reveal a lair at your location. In the Cerebrus example above it’s important to find his lair because you need to reach that location to even start openingRead more on boardgamequest.com