independent games & design by Nathan D. Paoletta



About The Game

Haunted is a card game of haunted house ghost stories. Not the kind told around the campfire for cheap thrills. No, this game is one where you are drawn into a house of your own creation, built from the bricks of your past and mortar of your secrets. Will you get out? Discover the answer? Go mad?

All of the above?

Game Features

  • For any number of players
  • Takes 10 minutes - 2 hours to play (more players generally means a shorter game) 
  • Can be played solo
  • Uses a standard deck of playing cards (with Jokers)




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Haunted is a 4 page PDF. It was released in 2013. It was written as a commission for Graham Walmsley.

Haunted is available as a pay-what-you-want PDF with a minimum price of $2. All proceeds from the sale of Haunted go the Shanti Bhavan Children's Project

Haunted requires a standard deck of playing cards to play.

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More Information

Haunted is a tabletop card game with a narrative edge - you don't have to get into character or come up with evocative descriptions to play, but it helps.

All the players are trapped together in a haunted house. You play cards to represent rooms of the house, and as you discover more rooms you have the ability to move them around and connect them in order to try and get to the exits. 

Two pages of the PDF contain the rules of the game, and the other two describe the effects of each room when they're revealed. The PDF is laid out in landscape orientation, suitable to print as two double-sided 8.5x11 sheets of paper, or to be easily viewed on a tablet.