A semi-cooperative board game that involves players investigating a haunted house. As they explore and discover items, they also start to discover strange omens. After enough omens have been discovered, one of fifty scenarios shapes the remainder of the game, often involving one of the characters ...

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How does the die rolling work in Betrayal at House on the Hill?

There are a lot of parts into the game where i just dont know what to do with the die. For example, when I have to roll a 3+ to cross a bridge, how many dice is it when it's not a might or speed or ...
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Betrayal at House on the Hill: Poltergeist haunt (#17) - do item tokens count for the poltergeist's damage track?

In the poltergeist haunt, heroes are collecting item tokens (candles) to defeat the poltergeist. The Poltergeist wants to accumulate items to get stronger (move the damage track). In our game, a ...
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Can you exchange items with another player, or can you only give items to another player on your turn?

The rules on page 11 under Use Item and Omen Cards say that one of the things an explorer can do once is Trade an item to another explorer in the same room (assuming you both agree). Does this ...
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Are rooms drawn because of tiles and cards always considered 'discovered' and thus the symbol on the card executed?

Page 10 of the rules say If you discover a new room because of a tile's or card's effect, and that new room has a symbol on it, you draw the appropriate card for that new room. Disclaimer: I ...
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Does “lose 1 Sanity” count as “taking mental damage”?

So I happened to be in possession of those 3 items: The Idol : once during your turn, you can add 2 dice to your roll, but lose 1 Sanity in the process The Skull : anytime you should take mental ...
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Can you have more than one companion?

In Betrayal at the house on the hill, can you have more than one companion with you such as dog, girl, madman. Or do you have to discard one of the companions once you draw a second one?
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Can explorers choose not to move?

Can explorers choose not to move? So instead of rolling dice or playing an action can a survivor skip their own turn so they don't leave a room? One example would be to stay in the mystic elevator and ...
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Before the haunt, can players agree to automatically crack the Vault?

This came up while playing with a bunch of rules lawyers this weekend: There doesn't seem to be anything in the rules that you must explore a new room every turn, or leave the room you're currently ...
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Betrayal Haunt #38 How Many Firebats?

I played Betrayal at House on the Hill for the first time on the weekend. I was the traitor and it was haunt #38. I followed my interpretation of what the book said, which when the first person died ...
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If a Hero makes a Speed/Sanity/other non-Might attack, when does the Traitor reveal that the target lacks that trait and can't be attacked that way?

This came up in a game involving Haunt 23, Tentacled Horror. (Spoilers will be kept to a minimum.) There are multiple different types of monsters in that Haunt: some of them have a Sanity trait, and ...
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Betrayal at House on the Hill - “Voodoo” (Haunt 25) - Do you continue if the traitor dies?

We played the Voodoo scenario the other night and I as the traitor got killed in an attack. At the end of each traitor turn, the chance of survivors dying gets more and more likely. So I hoped that ...
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Does the zombie lord from haunt 21 take damage from a sanity roll?

We were playing Haunt 21 and I was the zombie lord. My friend had the Ring and the Medallion and decided to use the Ring to attack me with Sanity. Would the zombie lord take damage or be stunned from ...
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Multiple questions about Betrayal at the House on the Hill

We bought and played our first game of Betrayal at the House on the Hill and we had a great time. Our haunt scenario was with a mummy, I wont spoil more about it. Who's turn is it when the haunt ...
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Is the medallion being used in Haunt N21?

Zombie Haunt (21) was revealed and then 2 of the players started exchanging the medallion because only the holder could make damage to the Zombie Lord. What I was wondering was is that possible? The ...
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What happens to companions when a player dies?

In Betrayal at House On the Hill, we had a player who died while having custody of the Madman. The Madman omen card states that it can't be "dropped, traded, or stolen", which are actions you can do ...
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Where can I find a copy of Betrayal at House on the Hill

Every board game store I've gone to has been sold out since last year and they don't know when they'll have it in stock again. Online, I can't find any copies for under $150 (and I'm not ready to ...
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When an explorer lands in a barrier room from above, which side do they end up on?

For example, an explorer discovers the Coal Chute, and the Coal Chute leads into the Chasm. So which side of the Chasm does the explorer land on? Do they then have to cross the Chasm to get back to ...
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Does the Traitor automatically get all items that a dead Hero had?

I'm the Traitor and I've just killed a Hero who had two Items and an Omen card. Do I get to immediately pick up and use both the Items and the Omen?
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How do I determine my monster's hit points?

I'm the traitor and I'm in control of a monster. The guide says this monster has a Speed, Might, and Sanity values of 3 each. How do I determine the monster's hit points, I.E. how much damage it can ...
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Beast combat in Scenario 19 (The Beastmaster)

In Scenario 19, the Traitor's Tome says that certain beasts get extra successes when they initiate an attack. What does "extra successes" mean? When we played, we assumed it meant add the number of ...
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How much do the Heroes and Traitor need to reveal while using their haunt-specific rules?

In Betrayal At House On The Hill, the explorers will eventually reveal one too many Omens, causing some (random) explorer to become the Traitor and try to do something terrible to the remaining ...
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In Haunt #43 - The Star Sickness: I'm a Traitor and Have the Serum, now what?

During Haunt #43 - The Star Sickness, I was infected as a traitor early in the Haunt, but also previously harvested enough Mandrake root to make the serum. Not knowing what to do, I proceeded to the ...
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In Haunt #43 - The Star Sickness, does any use of the serum on a traitor kill them?

For those not familiar with this Haunt, a found a general description of Haunt #43 — The Star Sickness, (although sadly not the exact rule text, so if someone has the rules handy please update). We ...
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Can you use the angel token in conjunction with the rabbits foot

If I have both the angel feather and the rabbits foot in my hand can I make a roll, and then if I fail that roll use the rabbits foot to re-roll on die and use the angel feather to call an 8 on the ...
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Is there a movement penalty when starting in the same room as an opponent?

In Betrayal at House on the Hill there is a rule for Moving Past Opponents on page 17: For each opponent in a room with it after the haunt starts, an explorer or monster must use 1 extra space ...
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Can you affect the Haunt roll with items, omens or other effects in Betrayal at House on the Hill?

I was watching Wil Wheaton playing Betrayal at House on the Hill, and someone commented: Can the Rabbits foot, or the Angels Feather (or anything else) avert the haunt? I can't see why not, but ...
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What errata or house rules help balance occasionally-broken scenarios?

Many of the haunt scenarios can be exceptionally unbalanced depending on precisely where all the players are standing (particularly the revealer and/or traitor) when the haunt is revealed. When my ...
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How many tokens do the survivors require in The Séance in Betrayal at House on the Hill?

We have been confused by some phrasing in the "How to Summon the Ghost" section in the Secrets of Survival booklet for haunt 2, "The Scéance", in Betrayal at House on the Hill (2e). Emphasized below: ...
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How can I make Betrayal at House on the Hill less confusing?

A love to play Betrayal at House on the Hill, it's my favourite game at the moment and I'm sure it'll stay that way for a long time. Some of my friends have complained that it gets long-winded and ...
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I died, what can I do until the world ends?

The other day whilst playing betrayal at house on the hill, I died early on and didn't get back on the board as a monster in any way. What can I do to contribute without 'over doing it'?
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Do all the haunts in Betrayal at House on the Hill follow a pattern?

So, I've recently received Betrayal at House on the Hill, and I'm smitten. I'm also learning Java in my spare time. I thought it would be pretty cool to team up with my friend, who's had more ...
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Should dying have won us the game when playing the voodoo haunt?

We were playing the voodoo haunt in Betrayal at the house on the hill and a few factors came into play, to paraphrase the rules of that haunt: ...You win if all the dolls are destroyed and at ...
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Betrayal at House on the Hill characters: Strength and Weaknesses?

The character cards for Betray at the house on the Hill are very complicated, in so much as the track you move the traits along are not linear. Different character's traits start in different places ...
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How can I make alternative characters for BatHotH?

The people who I play Betrayal at the House on the Hill with are also the same groups that share my love of Supernatural. We'd love to make some Dean, Sam and John Winchester characters as well as ...
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Can I use the Idol during other player's turns?

If I have the Idol in Betrayal at House on the Hill, can I use it on someone else's turn, say in a defensive roll? Or is it just for your turn? If I used it on someone else's turn can I also use it on ...
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Can Voodoo dolls be moved?

In one of the haunts (25/26?) the traitor has hidden several Voodoo dolls about the house. When we played I had the dog and found my fellow explorers doll. I tried to use the dog to move it (to take ...
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How can we stop the same person being the traitor each time?

I recently received Betrayal at House on the Hill. The last and only three times we've played it the same person/player has been the traitor. I know this is unlikely, but we've started joking that the ...
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Is the zombie lord a zombie?

We played the Zombie haunt (21) last night and found a hitch. The rules say the Heros win if they ...kill the zombie lord or all the zombies... I went on an axe murdering spree and nailed all ...
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How can I get the trait clips in Betrayal at House on the Hill to stay on?

Betrayal at House on the Hill features character pentagons with 4 traits that can increase or decrease and are marked by clips. I find (at least with my copy) that the clips slip and slide too ...
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Betrayal at House on the Hill - Scenario 50 - Do the Clue Tokens drop when a character dies?

During this haunt, the adventures collect clue tokens. According to the haunts special rules, the clues can be Traded, like any other item Stolen, like any other item Do they 'drop' in an item ...