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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...