Mansions of Madness is a boardgame from Fantasy Flight Games set in the same Cthulhu Mythos universe as Arkham Horror.

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Can Harvey Walters solve the final rune puzzle with his special ability?

Harvey Walters has a special ability that allows him to solve any rune puzzle once per game for a certain cost (can't remember exactly). One of the scenarios requires the investigators to solve a ...
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Does attempting a puzzle require a movement point or an action point?

In our last (and first) game, an investigator attempted to move through a room that had an obstacle which revealed a puzzle. He was unable to resolve the puzzle on his turn. We only counted the ...
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Can fire spread to rooms that are connected via a ladder?

In the Blood Ties scenario (1C), there are two map tiles that are connected via a ladder token. Using the Pyromaniac keeper action, can I spread fire to the room that is connected via the ladder?
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Can an Investigator use a skill token when attempting a luck check?

Skill tokens allow you to add your luck to the attribute you are testing. In the case where you need to check your luck, can you use a skill token to effectively double your attribute score? e.g. a ...
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Mansions of Madness, Custom Scenarios: where to start?

My gaming group has finished all of the official MoM scenarios a couple of times, and have been looking for some good custom fan-made ones to try out. However, I'm not even sure where to start ...
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Is there a limit to how many characters can be placed on a room space?

Is there a limit to how many characters (specially monsters) can be placed on room space? I just played a session where the keeper placed 4 cultists, a shogoth, and two more monsters on the same space ...
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Evasion checks for investigator attacking a monster in a space with another monster

If an investigator is in a space with two monsters (A, B) and attacks one (A) of them, does he have to make an evasion check for the one (B) which he is not attacking? The rules don't explicitly ...
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Do Status Effects End In Mansions of Madness?

We played Mansions of Madness for the first time this weekend and I was surprised that fire was so devastating. When a status effect is placed in a room, like fire, does it ever end without an ...
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Rolling for Horror Between Rooms with No Door

The setup for Story 2 contains adjacent rooms with no wall or door. The rules say that you must roll for horror when entering a room with a monster or when a monster enters the room. My assumption ...
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Confused About Stunned Investigators

When an investigator is stunned I understand that it limits the moves from 2 to 1. Optionally, the investigator can spend their action to remove the stun. If I spend the action first, is the move ...
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Can an investigator carry more than one weapon?

The rule book doesn't say anything specifically about this (or I'm just missing it). Does anyone know if an investigator can carry more than one weapon and if so, do you choose which weapon you're ...
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Does the investigator have to evade after combat?

I've been through the rule book several times and we've only played the game twice so it could be I'm missing something. The scenario is this: The keeper moves a monster into an investigator's space. ...
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Where does the Shoggoth come from in story 1B?

Am I missing something in the rules? One of the objectives references a Shoggoth, but there is no mention of one on any clue, mythos, or Keeper action card. I've read references to taking samples ...
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What's the relation between Mansions of Madness, Elder Sign and Arkham Horror?

What's the relation between Mansions of Madness, Elder Sign and Arkham Horror? All of them are published by Fantasy Flight Games and they are based of Cthulhu Mythos. So my question is, is it ...
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If I Find the “Objective Clue” with Gloria's Psychic Sensitivity, Does That Reveal the Objective

I used Gloria Goldberg's Psychic Sensitivity to reveal the cards in the Ceremony Room, which contained Clue 1, which also says "Reveal Objective". As I have to return the cards face down, does that ...
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Line of sight dots on “chasm” map tile

In Mansions of Madness: On the map room "chasm" there are two spaces (The Chasm room is the lowest left tile). But only one of them has "line of sight dots". Does this mean that the other half (the ...
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How is a positive horror rating handled?

What does a positive horror rating mean? For example, when a monster has -1 horror rating and my character's willpower is 7, it is reduced to 6. In the positive rating, when the monster has 1 for ...
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Horror Tests with Multiple Monsters and Multiple Investigators

Can't find this clearly in the rules. Do I need to take a second horror test when a new monster enters the room, even if the investigators have already taken a horror test? I can see this leading to ...
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Room Boundaries in Blood Ties

In Blood Ties, what counts as a room boundary for the purpose of Horror Tests and Item Abilities? (e.g. Elder Sign) For example, my girlfriend raises a zombie in the graveyard. Do all my ...
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What are “attack” Spells?

In the rules, it says Attacking a monster does not require making an evade test. This attack may be unarmed, with a weapon, or with an “attack” Spell card. This attack does not need to ...
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Can a Monster carry more than one Sample at a time?

The Take Sample keeper action does not seem to have a restriction around having more than one sample, other than it would require multiple turns. Action: One per turn, choose a monster in an ...
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Can 'Eyes in the Dark' be played on an Investigator with a Torch?

Torch Investigators may Ignore Darkness in your room. Eyes in the Dark: Requirement Basement or any room in darkness. We took the ruling that the mythos card could not target the investigator as he ...
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What happens to Mythos, Trauma, Keeper Action cards that have been used once?

What happens to Mythos, Trauma, and Keeper Action cards that have been used by a Keeper? Are they discarded to a discard pile, and can these discards later return back to the game when they run out?
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How many Mythos cards can be played during the investigator's turns?

I am wondering how playing Mythos cards works. I read that the Keeper can play 1 Mythos card in the investigators' turn. Does that mean: 1) when playing against 4 investigators, the Keeper can play 4 ...
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Is an early escape normal in encounter 1C?

In First Scenario 1C Scenario objectives : Win : Kill 2 investigators Lose : Investigators escape from Foyer During my game session investigators revealed objective very quickly, and most of them ...
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Can Joe Diamond attempt to solve a puzzle twice with his magnifying glass?

In our latest session of Mansions of Madness, we allowed Joe Diamond to use his magnifying glass to make two attempts at a rune puzzle. However, at the time and shortly after the completion of the ...
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Do I take one card in a room or take all?

When I investigate a room, do I take one card per action turn at a time or do I take them all on that action turn?
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After failing the test on Dhol Chants, does the card stay in the room or get discarded?

Cards like Dhol Chants state that if you pass the test, you discard the card and receive another one. It doesn't say what to do if you fail the test. Do I discard it also, or do I leave it in that ...
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Can I change the order of cards stacked in each room?

The first few times I played the game I've placed the cards in the rooms in the order that the Seed Cards reference tells me to, but I find that some cards at the bottom of each pile are supposed to ...
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When can the Keeper use Trauma cards?

I understand I need to pick up a Mythos card during the Keeper's turn, but when do I pick up and use Trauma cards?
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Can I use the Axe weapon more than once?

Once I find the Axe card, can I continue using it to "solve" all locked puzzles I find or is this a one time use then discard card?
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If the room is dark, can I still move to a closet or explore?

When I enter a room that is "dark", can I still move to a closet or continue exploring or do I need to complete a puzzle first?
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Can I solve a puzzle I originally failed if there is a monster in the same room?

In Mansion of Madness, my wife was in the laboratory. She then could not complete the puzzle in that room and the lights could not work. Then I had a cultist come in the room with her. Can she try to ...
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Keeper Action Card Reuse in Mansions of Madness

Some Keeper Action cards in MoM specifically state "This card can be used only once per Keeper turn." Other specifically state that a card may be used a number of times - once per monster on the ...
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Torches and altars

I was so sure during today's game that the torch could destroy an altar but when I looked through the rules I couldn't find it anywhere. Have I only dreamed it or is it there somewhere in the rules?
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The fear of door knobs and being moved by the keeper

There is an insanity card (one of my favorite as a keeper) that says that the investigator has to roll will+2 everytime he/she walks through a door. What me and my players haven't been able to agree ...
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Drop or Discard in Mansion of Madness?

One of the mythos cards in the game says that the investigator is out of ammo and that she needs to discard her weapon. Would you interpret this as the card should be removed from the game as oppossed ...
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Can an Investigator move directly to the balcony without using the stairs in the Foyer?

The rules say that it costs 1 movement point to move into a different area of the same tile. In the case of the Foyer it doesn't seem logical to move from the floor (1) directly to the balcony (2) ...
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Is the Axe as powerful as it seems?

Having an item that can potentially defeat all locks seems to be counter to the natural flow of the game where the Investigators go from room to room following clues. Once the Axe is found, the ...
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Can Uncontrollable Urges be used to force one Investigator to attack another?

Uncontrollable Urges allows the Keeper to force an Investigator to do an action where the Keeper makes all the choices. The attacks all seem to state "Attack a monster" but I'm wondering if ...
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Taking advantage of an Insane Investigator

I've only played a couple games so I know my experience could be faulty and I'm definitely comparing Mansions of Madness to Arkham Horror where loss of sanity and loss on health are roughly ...
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2 Investigators in Mansions of Madness

I now have a few games of Mansions of Madness under my belt, all of them with three players - a Keeper and 2 Investigators. And I've noticed that there doesn't seem to be time for them (the ...
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Creating Scenarios for Mansions of Madness

OK. So Mansions of Madness is practically here. I know I can't be the only one who's hotly anticipating this game. The only question I have about it is this: The game comes 5 scenarios included, each ...