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Nightmare: The Video Board-game

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  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000E6JUQ0
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 15 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,229 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Nightmare - The Video Board Game is by Chieftain/A Couple 'A' Cowboys and is for 2-6 players ages 15-Adult. No game ever plays the same way twice...once you press play, you only have 60 minutes to win....or lose all to the Gatekeeper! This item includes: 60 Minute Hi-Fi VHS Cassette, Game Board, 6 Tombstone playing pieces, Die, 256 Cards (Time, Fate and Chance), 8 Nightmare cards, Plastic Coin, 36 Keys (6 sets of six), Nightmare Cloth Bag, Marking pencil, Instructions.

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This is a really fun game for all ages.
Bill M.
This makes things a little more challenging as the cards can only be activated at certain times so you gotta watch the clock.
Richard Greenleaf
Maybe if he yelled "STOP!" really fast like in AtmosFEAR, it would be scarier.
Renfield

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bill M. on April 6, 2007
This is a really fun game for all ages. 2 to 6 players can play, but I think it works best with 4. You set up the board, then start playing the tape in the VCR (yes, the VHS tape; households did not have DVD players yet when this game came out). Crank the volume ALL THE WAY UP (those are the instructions!), dim the room lights, and play. The game can go on no later than the length of the tape, which is one hour.

Through most of the game play, you just make your way around the board, trying to collect six different keys. Most of the time the tape just shows a clock ticking away. But then every once in a while you'll hear thunder and the narrator yell "STOP!" as he appears on the screen. When that happens, you do whatever he says on the screen. The effect changes from play to play, as he might say something like "Whoever is closest to [some place on the board], move ahead 4 spaces...". There's also an area on the board that acts like the "Jail" space on monopoly, and once in a while the narrator will "release" whoever is in there at the time.

Along the way there are cards you can choose ("Time", "Fate", "Chance") that make the game play more interesting. For example, a card might say something like "At 26:03, try to scare the player to your left. If you succeed, then [receive some kind of bonus]".

I mentioned that you have to turn the volume on the TV all the way up. The reason you do this is because the audio actually starts off extrememly soft, so at first the sounds are heard at a normal volume. But then as the game goes on, things get louder and louder. Near the very end of the game, things get really chaotic, but it has a great effect.

My only complains about this game are
1) The tape has to be in good condition.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Richard Greenleaf on June 7, 2008
Ok, write down your personal nightmare. Got it? Ok, good cause you better hope you don't draw it out of the center of the board if you wish to win.

And that's the basic premise of Nightmare.

Nightmare is a highly enjoyable video boardgame that's great to play around Halloween. Between 3-6 players are required. Select a tombstone to get the character you play (place them in a bag and each player takes a turn pulling them out) then a number to determine the order you'll each play in. Then write down your fear or nightmare on the card provided. These get shuffled and placed in the middle of the board. Once everything is ready you begin play, each taking turns in an attempt to collect the keys you'll require to reach the middle of the board. Watch out for fate cards as they may help or harm you, especially in your opponents hands. Once there, you pull the top Nightmare card. If it's not yours, then stop the tape and you win.

Wait, stop the tape? Ah, did I leave out the little twists in this game? That's right, the twists. Because it's not just 2-5 other players each player is worrying about. You're also racing the clock as it counts down from 60 minutes. And because of the clock you're also going to collect time cards. This makes things a little more challenging as the cards can only be activated at certain times so you gotta watch the clock. Time cards, just like fate cards, can help or hender you.

And then there's the biggest twist of all, there is actually 4-7 players. Though there are only 3-6 players, the extra player is the Gatekeeper, the host of Nightmare. The Gatekeeper can be a sadistic host or a kindly one. If time reaches zero without any winners, then he wins.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bailey on August 3, 2012
I mean, really, it is a good game, but I can't for the life of me understand why they are so expensive! Seriously, who'll pay $200 for a VHS board game? Perhaps for one made of solid gold imported from Egypt or something, but... seriously? Its not right.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laoiyah on October 21, 2011
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If you're looking for a board-game for Halloween or just want a spooky but fun night-in, I highly recommend this game, this version in particular.

This game brings back a lot of nostalgic memories from when I played this as a kid. It's got a nice balance of scary and fun. While the host, the Gatekeeper who leads the game via VHS tape, drives most of the fun, a lot of the fun comes from the random acts mentioned in the cards you'll pick up along the way. For example, some cards will tell you to scream at an exact point in the game and if you scare anyone you'll be rewarded. It's simple dice-rolling/pick up cards/collect keys game; nothing too complicated. Once you've collected all your color's keys you head towards the center and if you draw out your nightmare (everyone writes their worse fear on a card), you lose. Draw out someone else's and you win.

If you set up the atmosphere, like dark lighting, volume up and have friends who'll play a long, this game is a blast! Otherwise, if you take it too serious, you'll play it like it's a cheesy game (which honestly it is).

The only drawback to this game is that it only comes in VHS; the 2007 DVD version is NOT the same (the gatekeeper is different though the rules/board are the same). However, you can find sources online that will provide you with a DVD version or the image file to make your own DVD for the game.

I highly recommend this game, especially over the other games in the series (Atmosfear: Harbingers is a bit too complicated while Atmosfear: Gatekeeper is more for children and not even scary in any respects).
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