Molins Horror Games are playful days whose objective is to offer a space for family leisure within the wide program of activities of the Festival. They focus on all those board games whose settings or themes contain some of the countless elements associated with terror and mystery. One of their strengths is that they have the presence of publishers, being themselves those who explain their games to attendees. In addition, since the second edition, each year we propose a different theme that provides another look at board games.

The Molins de Rol role-playing and board games club are the soul of the event, as they prepare the games and dedicate the whole day to making the games possible. The other great reason for our success is undoubtedly due to the volunteers and demonstrators who collaborate in the development of the conference.

Board games bring together a group of people to collaborate or compete, either with the intention of achieving goals that will lead them to victory or simply to enjoy the moment with their people, their friends, their family. Our main goal is to bring together more and more people who want to discover a different way to sit at a table. Our intention is to continue growing and demonstrating that board games are a unique tool for growth and challenge, education and fun.

Started in 2017, we are really happy with the response it has had every year. Both for the increase in people who have visited us and for the unconditional support of so many publishers who have wanted to participate. We invite you to enjoy our board games for the whole family, for the most demanding ones or for those looking for new playful experiences. See you at the tables!

''Jugar sin miedo, jugar sin cesar''

The history of board games into to periods : up to the 20th century and contemporary games. Until Monopoly, games were usually two-player, strategic and abstract, although in a chess game two medieval armies face each other, with the infatry on the front, the cavalry and artillery last and the king heavily protected. Now, not only do we have the largest offer we have ever been able to enjoy, but games tell stories, like in literature or cinema, in games there is narration, not just succesful mechanics. It could be said that there has always been a narration in a game, but unlike now, where players were the protagonists.

To be more specific, games can be divided into three periods: 5000 BC-1840, the year chromolithograpy appeared; 1840-1960, the year Sid Sackson, dean of contemporary games, started to publish games; and right now. In the long century of the second period, the great change was that games went from being played only by nobles and rich people to be a part of the daily life of the new middle class, thanks to the welfare society that would be implemented in the 20th century and thanks to new technologies that allowed everyone to have a fight or a game of The Goose.

To explain it in a simple way that we are in the best moment in history in for board games, we need only say that contemporary games are, for their themes and mechanics, infinitely superior to classic games. Intinitely? Yes, without any doubt. And not because the long tradition of games is mean feat, but because the great ideas of always (those that make chess, checkers, Go, mancala, backgammon, bridge, parcheesi, dominoes, Scrabble… and up to fifteen more immortal) have increased and now we have more than fifty: majority games, cooperative games, worker placement, push your luck, auctions, deduction, area control, card drafting, set collection, wargames, role-playing games, modular board, different victory conditions, variable powers, simultaneous play, real-time play, secret objective, party games, tile placement, programming, card driven… to mention just a few of the rich mechanics found in games since 1960.

As for the themes of the games, the narrative could not be otherwise: now, any part of life or fiction can be turned into a game, from politics to war, from humor to talking for the sake of talking, from economic management to ancient civilizations, from rail transport to pirates, from science fiction to zombies.

In the happy crossover between new mechanics and new themes, the “Molins Horror Games”, a festival within the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival, make all the sense. Go, you will find yourselves fighting together against the primordial ones (to Arkham Horror, by Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson or to the call of Cthulhu, by Sandy Petersen) or against a mountain of zombies (to Zombicide, by Raphaël Guiton, Jean-Baptiste Lullien and Nicolas Raoult). Speaking of zombies, don’t miss the addictive Zombie Dice, by Steve Jackson or Zombies!!!, by Todd and Kerry Breitenstein. More possibilities: fight alone, in extreme conditions, against evil in various forms, in Claustrophobia, by Croc, in Doom, by Christian Petersen and Kevin Wilson, or in Full Moon, by Servando Carballar; play a werewolf in the fun The Werewolves of Vallnegra, by Philippe des Pallières and Hervé Marly; become a lovable vampire in one of the best role-playing games, Vampire: The Masquerade, by Mark Rein-Hayan; go find Dracula and you yourself will know what you have to do, in Dracula’s Fury, by Stephen Hand and Kevin Wilson; try to escape from a dungeon full of monsters, in Dungeon Twister, by Christophe Boelinger or in Gloomhaven, by Isaac Childres… Fortunately, the options are endless.

Long live horror, long live Molins Horror Games!

Oriol Comas y Coma
Director of Dau Barcelona festival del joc
July 2019

HORRORGAMES ACTIVITIES 2023:

Recreational days of board games

7th edition
October 22, 2023 | 10.00 – 20.00 | colegio el Palau (Calle Rubió i Ors 1. Molins de Rei)
Guest topic: Witches

Like every year we will have board games related to mystery, terror and also this year the guest theme will be Witches. The idea of the conference has always been that it was a meeting point for people who do not know this hobby and who at the same time are curious to try it. On the other hand, there is also room for those who are experts and are interested in learning about new games and hot news brought from the Essen 23 international fair.

We will have space for board games for boys and girls and also for adults and not so adults. So we encourage you to try a different form of leisure that is very fun and has a strong social and pedagogical component.

The Molins Horror Games are characterized by the fact that we have always wanted to invite publishers and designers so that you can enjoy in situ the games explained by them and by the Molins de Rei board game club team.

The Molins de Rei board games club: Molins de Jocs, collaborates with Terrormolins and will help explain all the games that you can learn and enjoy throughout the day. Come visit us and enjoy board games with your friends and family. See you at the tables!

Publishers present and represented

This year we will have games from Asmodee, Devir, 2 Tomatoes, TCG editorial, Maldito Games, Invedars, Bumble3ee, Do It, DMZ, Arrakis, Mas Que Oca, Devir, Melmac Games, Mercurio, Tranjis Games, Dracoideas, Zombie Paella, Átomo Games, GenX, Invedars, Looping games and many others. Also, as we have said, we will enjoy some of the new features that we have been able to see at the most important board game fair on the entertainment scene: Essen 23.
It is already a tradition to invite many board game clubs from our closest counties as well as from Barcelona.

OTHER ENTITIES THAT COLLABORATE/PARTICIPATE

  • JUGONES – Molins de Rei role-playing and board games club

HORROR GAMES ACTIVITIES IN PREVIOUS YEARS:

Resumen

Las Molins Horror Games se iniciaron en 2017 en la sala Gótica de Molins de Rei. El primer año contactamos con la editoriales barcelonesas Guerra de Mitos y 2 Tomatoes para que pudieran aconsejar en la organización de la primera idea de las jornadas lúdicas. Los editores Pak, Jordi y Álvaro junto al equipo de colaboradores del club Molins de Rol pusieron los pilares de las jornadas Molins Horror Games. A lo largo de los años han colaborado muchas otras editoriales: Guerra de Mitos, 2 Tomatoes, Token Synapse, Mont Tàber, Devir, DMZ, Do It,, Games4Gamers, Generación X juegos, Cucafer Games, Tranjis Games, DeathShow, Megacorpin Games, Generación X games, Invedars, Mercurio, Ludic Dragon, Mont Tàber, NosoloRol, Paella Zombie, 4 Dados, Sorcery Games, TCG Factory, Asmodee, Maldito Games, Mas que Oca. Todas ellas han participado de alguna manera en la realización de las jornadas. Además siempre hemos invitado a otros clubs de juegos de mesas como el Club Kritic, Club ACL Stronghold, Stas Tarat, Club Amatent… Cabe decir que la tienda especializada Júpiter Juegos Barcelona ha podido participar dos años como tienda amiga que visitaba las jornadas y añadía un espacio donde comprar los juegos que se probaban a lo largo de toda la jornada lúdica.

Luckily, we have more and more events, fairs and festivals linked to board games. From the beginning we have wanted to achieve two essential objectives that could have added value: on the one hand, offer the public that visits us a list of games for all ages, adding exclusive games from the Essen international fair and new features. All of them linked to mystery and terror, as well as a guest theme. On the other hand, the intention is to gain loyalty from all the publishers that visit us at the Festival. So that we have the presence of editors and designers who can share their work and our passion with us.

  • 2023 | 7th edition Witches. Live radio program
  • 2022 | 6th edition Animals or Monsters. Live radio program
  • 2021 | 5th edition Conflicts. Live radio program
  • 2020 | 4th edition Canceled due to pandemic
  • 2019 | 3rd edition. Guest topic: Space
  • 2018 | 2nd edition. Guest topic: Voyages
  • 2017 | 1st edition
2022

6th edition
6th of November 2022 | 10.00 – 20.00 | col·legi el Palau (Calle Rubió i Ors 1. Molins de Rei)
Invited theme: Animals or Monsters

Board games related to mystery and terror, for boys and girls and also for adults and not so adults. A meeting point both for people who are not familiar with this hobby and are curious to try it, as well as for those who are already experts and are interested in learning about new games, with news brought from Essen’22, the international board game fair that celebrated in October. Includes a live radio show.

The Molins de Rei board game club: Jugones MdR collaborates with Terrormolins and will help explain all the games that you can learn and enjoy throughout the day.

A different way of leisure, very fun and that has a strong social and educational component. Come and enjoy board games with your friends and your family. See you at the tables!

Also video games, thanks to Hobby Arcade

The video game store Hobby Arcade in Molins de Rei participates in the Molins Horror Games with two recreational arcade machines with horror games and we can also enjoy a sample of the products they have in their store located on Carrer Lane. Its person in charge, Daniel Muñoz, will be during all the days attending to all and all who want to consult any terrifying doubt.

Publishers present and represented

This year we will have games from Asmodee, Devir, 2 Tomatoes, TCG editorial, Maldito Games, Bumble3ee, Do It, DMZ, Arrakis, Mas Que Oca, Devir, Melmac Games, Mercurio, Tranjis Games, Dracoideas, Zombie Paella, Átomo Games, GenX, Invedars, Looping games and many more. In addition, as we have said, we will enjoy some of the novelties that we have been able to see at the most important fair for board games on the gaming scene: Essen 22.

It is already a tradition to invite many board game clubs from our closest counties as well as from Barcelona. For this reason, this year we are especially excited to have “En Peu de Joc”, a publisher based in Hospitalet that publishes board games in Catalan. Molins Horror Games is committed to culture and the Catalan language. They will have all the board games they publish throughout the day and at the same time you can buy them to later enjoy them at home.

Jugalia Shop

The Jugalia board game store in Sabadell has taken the step to being a physical store. The store is located in Sabadell and we can enjoy it at Molins Horror Games with a sample of the horror and mystery games that we will have throughout the day and many more surprises.

2021

5a edición
7 de noviembre de 2021 | 1
0.00 – 20.00 | edificio El Molí (bajos)
Temática invitada: Conflictos

Board games related to mystery and terror, for boys and girls and also for adults and not so adults. Un punto de encuentro tanto para personas que no conocen esta afición y tienen curiosidad por probarla, como para aquellos que ya son expertos y están interesados en conocer nuevos juegos, con novedades portadas de Essen, la feria internacional de juegos de mesa que se celebra en octubre. Incuyó un programa de radio en directo.

A different way of leisure, very fun and that has a strong social and educational component. Come and enjoy board games with your friends and your family. See you at the tables.

Publishers present and represented

This year we are visited by the publishing house Synergic Games with the prototype of “Harakiri: Blades of honor”, GDM, 2 tomatoes, Bumble3eeand all its news. Also the publisher Tempo Games with their “Runaljod: the sound of the runes”, Do It , Games4gamers, DMZ with “ADELE” and the author of the board game, the designer Lluís Collelldemont. With the presence of the designer David Velasco with all his “Annunnaki” collection. We will also have games of Maldito Games, Mas que Oca, Devir, Melmac Games, Mercurio, Asmodee, Zombie Paella, TCG editorial, Dracoideas editorial, Token Synapse, Arrakis, Gen X editorial, Tranjis games y Looping games.

The board games club of Molins de Rei,Jugones MDR,collaborates with the TerrorMolins and will help in the explanations of all the games that can be learned and enjoyed throughout the day.

Tienda Júpiter Juegos

Throughout the day we will have the board game store of Júpiter Juegos Barcelona, where you can buy all their games present in Molins Horror Games, as well as others from the publisher.

2020

4a edición cancel·lada por pandemia

2019

3a edición
10 de noviembre de 2019 | 10.00 – 20.00 | Sala Gótica de Molins de Rei
Temática invitada: El espacio

El club de juegos de mesa Jugones MdR serán los voluntarios que harán las demostraciones a todas las personas interesadas en jugar a los más de 150 juegos que tendremos a su alcance. La actividad va dirigida a todos los públicos, desde aquellos que todavía no se han aficionado hasta los más expertos.

Tendremos novedades y juegos venidos de la Feria más importante de juegos de mesa celebrada a finales de octubre, la Convención de juegos de Essen. También habrá una tienda disponible para poder comprarlos a precios fantásticos.

La intención de las jornadas es tener también presencia de las editoriales con sus editores y diseñadores de juegos. Este año nos visitan más de 20 editoriales.

Desde el principio hemos apostado porqué sean las mismas editoriales las que enseñen sus propios juegos. Las editoriales que no pueden venir son cubiertas por demostradores que tienen preparados todos los juegos.

Beteam Project, empresa especializada en escape room, nos ha preparado una experiencia especialmente relacionada con la temática invitada.

¡También habrá un taller de maquillaje terrorífico!

De nuevo colabora con nosotros la tienda Júpiter Juegos Barcelona.

2018

2a edición
11 de noviembre de 2018 | 10.00 – 20.00 | Sala Gótica de Molins de Rei
Temática invitada: Viajes

Tenemos 15 editoriales confirmadas con juegos vinculados al género del terror. Además hemos querido ampliar el abanico de posibilidades con una temática invitada: Viajes y juegos calentitos de Essen vinculados a esta temática. También tendremos rol de la mano de Nosolorol.

También ofreceremos la mesa redonda “De la idea a la taula… Com dissenyar un joc a partir d’una idea” sobre la creación de un juego de mesa desde su idea hasta que llega a la mesa. Los invitados son David Esbrí (Devir), Fernando (Token Synapse y su Stress Botics), Alberto de Invedars; moderados por la diseñadora y recién creadora de la editorial Cucafera Games Nuria Casellas.

Beteam Project, empresa especializada en escape room, nos ha preparado una experiencia especialmente relacionada con la temática invitada.

Colabora con nosotros la tienda Júpiter Juegos Barcelona.

2017

1a edición
Sala Gótica de Molins de Rei

El primer año contactamos con la editoriales barcelonesas Guerra de Mitos y 2 Tomatoes para que pudieran aconsejar en la organización de la primera idea de las jornadas lúdicas. Los editores Pak, Jordi y Álvaro junto al equipo de colaboradores del club Molins de Rol pusieron los pilares de las jornadas Molins Horror Games. Beteam Project, empresa especializada en escape room, nos ha preparado una experiencia.