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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 revealing themselves as a traitor.

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Can I use the Angel's Feather to roll higher than the dice would allow?

For haunt 41 (Invisible Traitor) they are allowed 3 dice for their sneak attack, which is a max roll of 6. Can he use the Angel's Feather and choose 8 like the card says, even if the max roll he could ...
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Using an omen card, can you kill yourself?

Let's say I have Sanity 3, the last Sanity step on my character sheet, and I choose to use the omen card Mask. I roll a 4+, which means I can put on the mask to gain 2 Knowledge and lose 2 Sanity. Did ...
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How do you resolve “nearest” when it is tied in Betrayal at House on the Hill?

If a game effect is supposed to happen to something which is nearest to something else, and more than one qualifying thing is equally near, and the specific effect does not designate a tie-breaker, ...
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Scenario 20 - when is the end of my turn?

The haunt is #20, Ghost Bride. I am playing as Vivian Lopez, and I am the traitor. It is my turn. As Vivian, I do nothing particularly important. As the Ghost Bride, I attack the chosen groom, ...
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How does the stack work for the item “Device”?

Relevant card text: You may discard this card to add 3 dice to your attack roll, but you may only use that attack to steal something. How would this work in terms of the stack - for declaring ...
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How does the bloodstone work?

I just lost a game with the villain using the bloodstone on everyone else's turn as well as there own to power up their rolls. How is that card supposed to be used. It says once per turn but doesn't ...
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Shall monsters reveal their traits

When the haunt begins, shall the betrayal reveal to everyone their stats - might, speed, etc. or they should keep them secret?
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Can monsters steal items and omens

If a monster beats a hero in a battle with more than 2 physical damage, can they steal some of their items/omens? And what will the monster do with them, if they can do that, can they use them ...
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Are omens dropped as items

We played the haunt where the betrayal controls a zombie lord and many zombies. There was one omen (I do not remember its name) that can kill the zombie lord. Only this item can kill it. The hero ...
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Can monsters use the mystic slide

Can monsters use the mystic slide? In one of the rooms we had the slide that leads to the basement. The haunt was the one where the betrayer controls one zombie-lord and many zombies. How we played ...
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Should I read the instructions to Betrayal Legacy before the Prologue?

I'm starting a game of Betrayal Legacy next week. Everyone playing has played Betrayal at House on the Hill and/or Baldur's Gate, though it's been some time (months - years). I've played a lot, but ...
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betrayal at house on the hill crystal ball and used items

Is a used item (lucky stone, angel feather, etc) returned to the deck after use or is it completely out of the game. The rules say "discard this item after you use it". I ask because with the ...
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What kind of damage do you deal when successfully defending with Chalk?

The Chalk item allows the explorer who has it to defend with Knowledge instead of Might. If they successfully win the roll--that is, roll higher than their opponent--do they inflict mental or ...
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Does the Candle item work with It Is Meant To Be?

Can you use the "Candle item card" with the "It Is Meant To Be" event card, in order to roll 5 dice instead of 4 to use later as the card describes?
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Does “number of heroes when the haunt was revealed” include the traitor? (Haunt 17)

Haunt 17 in the Secrets of Survival book states: When you have placed a number of Candle tokens equal to the number of heroes when the haunt was revealed, you exorcise the Poltergeist. Does "...
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How do we determine which monster joins the game?

I just played my first game and I love it! I have one question though. How is the monster that joins determined? I tried to look in the pamphlets and online and couldn't find anything. We just had the ...
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Scenario 47: Replacing Dead Head With Body Token?

Just got done playing my first full game with three of my other friends. My buddy who introduced us to the game became the traitor, and we had a blast. However, the fate of the Heroes is in the hands ...
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Do Haunt 21 Zombies Have Stats Reduced With Damage?

Pretty much the title: we played and did so, the regular zombies getting their might reduced each time they took damage. If this is correct, could they have the damage taken from their speed points ...
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betrayal at house on the hill attacking and lucky stone

A character attacks a monster. The character rolls their attack roll first. The monster rolls second, but the combat is simultaneous. If the attacker loses the combat roll can he chose to reroll ...
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Do the sides reveal their goals when the haunt begins?

On Betrayal at House on Hill, once haunt is revealed and everyone knows their parts do both sides then reveal what their ultimate goal is? Such as I , the traitor, have to release a demon and kill you ...
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Betrayal at house on the hill haunt #13 (Spoilers)

Me and the family bought the second edition of the game and from what we've played it's fun but.. but I'm so confused as to what tokens to use or how to set up the haunt. Is one of the players asleep? ...
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Can a “hero” player voluntarily become a traitor?

Can a player who is supposed to be a hero character become a traitor by their own will? For example: if the haunt doesn't specify any hidden traitors or others but the hero character wants to help ...
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Betrayal at house on the hill #43 the star-sickness

When you die as an explorer but are also a traitor, and are transitioning into an alien, do you still trade monster tokens to spread the trader infection? The trader died from the person who ...
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Can the Collapsed Room land you in the Mystic Elevator?

During a play-through this weekend, we stumbled on the odd happenstance of the Collapsed Room falling into the Mystic Elevator when drawn from the pile. Is there any rules related to this situation ...
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Betrayal at the house on the hill arsenal room and puzzlebox

If you open the puzzle box while standing in the arsenal room how many cards do you then draw? The Arsenal Room text says: When you draw an item card in this room, draw 2 cards and choose 1 to ...
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Finishing a turn on a previously discovered room, draw icon card?

Do you draw an icon card for a previously discovered room if you end your turn there? Or are icon cards only taken when the room is discovered? I could not find it clarified in the rule book
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Floating eye win / loss condition [spoilers]

If a hero is broken out of mind control, they cannot be controlled again. Heroes that are controlled do not attack other heroes, only board the spaceship. Does this mean that if a single hero breaks ...
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How do traits work in Betrayal At House On The Hill?

Why are some character traits missing a number and some have repeated numbers? For example, Father Rheinhardt has two 7s in the Sanity trait but no 6 at all.
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Can you combine the Ring and the Revolver to attack?

Can you combine the Ring and the Revolver to attack? One of the heroes was attacking with a line of direct sight with the Revolver and was using the +1 die bonus from the Revolver. They also had the ...
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Attacking someone that is using the Ring

The person holding the ring was being attacked by a werewolf. They claimed that since they were holding the Ring, the werewolf and the hero have to roll for Sanity instead of Might. I thought that ...
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Haunt #22 room choice

In Haunt #22, The Abyss Gazes Back, the house is collapsing into The Abyss. The traitor is sometimes allowed to choose the next room which will collapse into the abyss. One of the ways they can do ...
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What are Death's stats for the “Chess with death” haunt in Betrayal at the House on the Hill?

In the "Chess with death" haunt, death appears in a room and starts a chess game with the players. If a player isn't in the room to take their turn when death's turn rolls around, the players lose the ...
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Scenario 55, can you attack medusa without the mirror?

Played this scenario with a group today and got into a debate on whether or not you needed the mirror to attack Medusa. I know that the killing blow had to be made by someone with the mirror though.
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Drawing an event that moves you, do you still do tile text?

For example, I just discovered the Attic, which states: When exiting, you must attempt a Speed roll of 3+. If you fail, lose 1 Might Now I draw The Left Hand as the event card for this room, and ...
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Do you waste your attack if you try to attack a monster that can't be attacked? [duplicate]

In haunt 28, the Traitor's Tome says: The Revolver and other Speed attacks can't be used against the Demon Lord. The Secrets of Survival book doesn't mention this. If a hero tries to make a speed ...
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In Betrayal at House on the Hill, what happens when a player owns the Holy Symbol and turns into a vampire?

We were playing a game of Betrayal at House on the Hill when one of us triggered the Dracula Haunt and turned into a Vampire. He picked up the Holy Symbol before so surely he would have to either toss ...
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Does drawing a card end your whole turn, or just prevent further movement?

Could you continue to use items or make rolls after drawing a card, since these don't involve movement? Based on the rulebook, I think the answer is no, but I'm not sure. From the rulebook, page 3: ...
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What is the point of having a token for the Dog companion?

The text for the Dog Companion is as follows: Take a small monster token to represent the Dog. Put it in your room. (Use a token of a different color from other monsters, if any.) Once ...
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Are newly gained items considered Bequests in Haunt 94: Last Will and Tournament?

This question is spoiler-free. In Haunt 94: Last Will and Tournament, what is considered a Bequest? Is it just the item and omen cards that we start the Haunt with? Or is it also any items and omens ...
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Can monsters with no speed cross barrier rooms?

We encountered this in Haunt 23: Tentacled Horror. After the heroes discovered the location of the head (a monster), they placed it on one side of the chasm. The head has no speed. On the head's ...
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Betrayal at house on the Hill: Widow's Walk - Blueprint item

The Blueprint item from the expansion Widow's Walk states that you can move between rooms with dumbwaiters. Does this mean you can move between any room with a dumbwaiter even on a different floor? If ...
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Bite Omen Card (and other similar cards)

Says person to the right rolls a Might 4 attack. What does that mean? Do they roll 4 dice? Also, after they roll and I roll, what damage do I take, if any? There are other similar cards, as well.
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Betrayal at House on the Hill: Do I have to pickup items that I draw?

Do the rules specify that you must pick an item you draw? Since the amulet is a double edged sword I would rather not have to deal with it.
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How to resolve multiple “at the start of turn” effects when one changes another?

We were playing Betrayal on Saturday and the scenario required that the traitor and monsters lose 1 from all traits at the beginning of his turn. The music box card was also in play and was left open ...
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Does drawing a card still end your movement after the haunt has begun?

After the haunt does your turn still end in a newly discovered room that has an event or omen? If so this seems to make it very difficult to get away from monsters.
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Are players who are turned into monsters by the traitor affected negatively by the house?

This question is predominately about Betrayal at the House on the Hill Haunt #27. Spoilers below: Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Betrayal at House on the Hill, Haunt 42: can Explorers be used if they are killed by an event? (spoiler)

For Haunt 42, Comes The Hero, If an Explorer is killed by an event, can they be used, or does the Traitor have to be responsible for the kill?
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Do you have to draw an omen/event/item card as soon as you enter the room?

In Betrayal at House on the Hill, when you enter a new room and it has a symbol on it indicating to draw a card, do you have to draw that card as the first thing you do? Or can I play an item, or do ...
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Betrayal at House on the Hill, Haunt 52 question

This question is about Haunt 52, and you really can't ask it without spoiling the haunt.
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Can Zombies be killed by the Revolver? N21

In scenario 21, the rules say zombies can be killed by any weapon that rolls might. The revolver says you can use speed instead of might. One player argued the theme of shooting a zombie in the head ...