Lab 1.4: Analyzing a Game for Features

Betrayal at House on the Hill

Now that we know about the game features, we can look at a game and see how the designers use these features to make a game better. We'll look at Betrayal at House on the Hill, an award-winning board game.

Instructions: Watch the two Tabletop episodes in which they play Betrayal at House on the Hill. We'll watch it in class, but if you're reading this because you need to play catch-up, here are links to Part One and Part Two. As you watch, identify at least two examples of each of the game features we covered in this course. Explain how each example demonstrates the feature (in other words, justify your answers). You can write your answers separately or use this worksheet.