The best board games for true Supernatural fans
Following the epic finale of this landmark series, fans can enjoy the following projects. They talk about hunting monsters and investigating the paranormal. With them, you can feel like a real hunter for evil spirits.
Longtime series about the duo of brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, driving a muscle car and killing monsters, with the airing of the finale “Supernatural” has finally come to an end. However, the void that remains after the conclusion of this paranormal TV show, longtime fans may fill in with board role-playing games… They provide an opportunity to try on the role of a hunter for evil spirits. There is no shortage of board games about the occult, horror and urban mysticism, so anyone can easily appreciate the difficult life of Winchesters and other monster hunters right from the inside.
Actually exists The Official Board RPG Game for Supernatural Fanscreated using the Cortex system. The project is, unsurprisingly, called Supernatural Role Playing Game… However, the board games listed below have a slight edge: they take place on original worlds outside of the official Supernatural canon. At the same time, they allow players to recreate the illusion that they are – real monster hunters like the Winchesters.
Hunter: The Vigil
White Wolf Studios and Onyx Path Publishing are known for their role-playing games that put gamers in the shoes of supernatural beings: vampires, werewolves, magicians, changelings, demons, Frankenstein’s monsters and others. Hunter: The Vigil is an interesting exception, the events of which focus on simple but unusual people who can see monsters. Our heroes are not afraid of monsters, and in response to their invasion, they decide to grab a shotgun and a torch.
The gameplay of the first level of this board most closely matches the mood of the early seasons of “Supernatural”where mortal monster hunters unite, explore occult turmoil and discover the strengths and weaknesses of monsters, testing them on their own skin. Gameplay levels 2 and 3 more closely related to the later seasons of the seriesas fiendish slayers acquire powerful relics, join more structured societies, and even get a few supernatural tricks of their own.
Monster of the week
Monster Of The Week is a modification of the Apocalypse World board game. Allows participants to tell stories by being inspired by many different paranormal franchises: “Supernatural”, “The X-Files”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Hellboy” and many more. Playable character books such as Avenger, Chosen One, Expert, or Spellbinder, describe certain types of monster hunters, and special narrative mechanics such as Knock Him Out of the Game and Investigate the Secretcreate interesting plot events. Each session in Monster Of The Week aims for players to identify, track down and destroyed a monster with new abilities, a feeling of unquenchable hunger and plans. If left unchecked, the monster can do great harm.
The Dresden Files RPG
The Dresden Files RPG was published by Evil Hat Productions. Their proprietary role-playing system Fate was used to create the board.which allows participants to tell their own stories with a minimum of gameplay restrictions. Similar to the book’s protagonist Harry Dresden, players can take on the role of the Wizard-private detective or other archetypes, such as Changeling, Werewolf, or Champion of God, as well as ordinary mortals: police officers, mafia bosses, or monster hunters. The Dresden Files RPG really reveals itself when the members succeed find a common language with each other and the Game Master before starting the company… Together with your friends, you will be able to create a truly indescribable atmosphere of tension and mystery, which is imbued with the TV series “Supernatural”.
#IHunt: The Tabletop RPG
As conceived by the developers, #iHunt: The Tabletop RPG: Killing Monsters In The Gig Economy combines elements of Hunter: The Vigil and Dresden Files… Like Hunter, #iHunt is primarily targeted at monster hunters from mere mortalswho are struggling to defeat evil spirits. There are similarities with the Dresden Files, as #iHunt based on a series of fantasy books author and game designer Olivia Hill. A unique feature of the project is how it creates a world in which Supernatural monster hunting is basically just a business.
The name #iHunt is a job app from a game world like Uber, where customers report the need to destroy a monster and set a reward, and marginal lower-class millennial hunters try to get the job done without dying on the battlefield. The atmosphere is actually ominous and it is very similar in mood to Supernatural. Another important feature of the project – here you can play for a simple hard worker with scanty income, and not for the chosen one. And your character will not kill monsters out of noble motives, but simply to pay rent.