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You are a GHOST who haunts an EXTREMELY CURSED MANSION. Where there are no humans present, you can travel the grounds freely in your spirit form. But as soon as someone sets foot on the premises, you are CONFINED TO AN OBJECT. The previous occupants of your home DIED UNDER CURIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES that you DEFINITELY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH, and for a time you roamed unrestricted. But NEWCOMERS HAVE ARRIVED, and you are once again TRAPPED. If you want to regain what passed for freedom in the afterlife, you'll need to GET RID OF THEM...one way or another.

Bring Down the House is a tabletop roleplaying game in which the players portray ghosts trapped in household objects trying to scare away or kill the house occupants.  

The ghosts WIN when every inhabitant has been chased off or murdered. 
The ghosts LOSE if every haunted object is destroyed or removed from the premises.

Players:  Three or more, plus one haunt master (HM).
Rules: Easy to learn.
Prep: Little to none. 
Time:  Two hours at most.
Horror Level: As high or as low as you want it to be.
Also Includes: Ghost hate, a sentient house, and bad puns. 

Bring Down the House is 14 pages and 2.6k words.  There is a full color version and a printer-friendly version.

Happy Haunting! 

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
AuthorC. J. Linton
GenreRole Playing
TagsGhosts, Halloween, Horror, One-shot, Spooky
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution_NonCommercial_ShareAlike v4.0 International
Average sessionA few hours


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ive played bring down the house twice, and it was an absolute joy both times!! theres so many fun directions you can take it, and its super easy to get the hang of. 10/10 would recommend!!


This game was an absolute joy to read and to play! The mechanics only require one read over to understand, and can be referenced easily by players in-game. I highly recommend playing this with a small to medium sized group, and it translated really well over zoom! If you're in need of a game in quarantine times and have any level of ttrpg experience, choose Bring Down The House! It's definitely worth the download & has huge replay value.


THIS IS SO FUN. Cannot recommend this game enough. I've played it twice and had endless fun both times. Excellently written!!! 10/10!!!