Meeple Moments – Game of the Month: Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate

Occasionally we feature a post from our friends at The Malted Meeple. Their Game of the Month series highlights one of the many games in their libraries at Ravenwood Castle and The Malted Meeple. They briefly describe the game, how to play it, and why they like it.

Game: Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate

Welcome to the city of Baldur’s Gate, traveler! But beware, for the shadow of Bhaal has covered this once proud city. The nefarious god of murder has begun whispering to those who would carve a bloody path of mayhem and destruction in his name.  Monstrous creatures and horrors beyond comprehension have answered the call of Bhaal, crawling from the deep dark places of the world to search for prey amongst the streets and alleyways of Baldur’s Gate.

I know why you have come, traveler… The Harpers have called upon you to cleanse the rot that dwells within our beloved city. Will you succeed in banishing Bhaal and his minions? Or will you succumb to his madness and betray your newfound allies? Are you strong enough to resist Bhaal?

I do not envy your task traveler… not in the slightest…

Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate is a game in which each player takes on the role of an adventurer investigating the city of Baldur’s Gate. You will spend your turns investigating the seedy corners of the once proud city of Baldur’s Gate and discover new rooms, locations, and possibly threats. Each time you pass through a doorway and enter a new tile you may find something helpful to your investigation. Or something may find you! At a random point in the game, the players will trigger a scenario known as the haunt. When the haunt begins, one of the players becomes a Traitor bent on slaying their former comrades. The remaining players become Heroes, who are locked in a desperate struggle to survive. From this point forward, the game becomes a fight between the traitor, his minions (if any), and the heroes. Often this battle is one to the death! The game contains 50 of these haunts and each of them tells a different tale. You and your companions will live – and die – as you explore the cursed city of Baldur’s Gate!

Read more about Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate on the Meeple Moments blog.

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