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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 a Speed roll count as a Might attack?

My friends and I disagreed playing the zombie attack of Haunt 21. The rules say that zombies are only killed by attacks from Might weapons. Any other attacks will only stun them. Some people say that ...
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Can we stun without dealing damage?

In survival guide for Haunt #58 it is written: You cannot deal damage to the traitor. Does that mean we can't even stun the traitor? Maybe not because attacking to stun works only on monsters. What ...
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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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Can monsters attack multiple players on the monsters turn?

I am playing betrayal house on the hill 3rd edition and a bit confused on how attacking works on the monsters turn. On Pg 19 it says Monsters move differently than explorers, At the beginning of the ...
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Bloodstone and other omen cards usage

We were playing Widow’s walk last night and happened to start haunt 59 which is the Fleshchild one. Since we had no monster, but one of us became a traitor, he kept his omen/item cards and started ...
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Haunt #9 More than one traitor?

BAHOTH: In haunt 9 you roll the dice at the beginning of your turn. If you roll less than 4 you lose one sanity. If you lose all of your sanity do you become the traitor if there is already a traitor? ...
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Re-stun monsters at Betrayal at HotH

In Betrayal at House on the Hill, you can stun monsters by attacking them, however: they do not die. The rules say a stunned monster can be attacked again. Is a monster stunned again when attacked ...
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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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Betrayal at the house on the hill movements/attacks

If a hero walks through a room that has a monster in it does the monster get to attack or is the only penalty the reduce speed? It seems so unlikely that a hero would be able to get in and out of the ...
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In Betrayal, does a monster really die after 1 hit?

We're playing betrayal-at-house-on-the-hill. If I read the rules correctly, when a player hits a monster, even just for one damage, he defeats it and the monster gets stunned. In my version of the ...
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In the game betrayal at house on the hill. What are all the ways to stun the zombie lord?

I'm playing betrayal at house on the hill and I had a discussion with my friend. The only way to damage the zombie lord is when a player has the medallion. However, when players do not have the ...
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Haunt #43 The Star Sickness very confused

We were playing this haunt tonight and it was really confusing so hopefully someone can clear up some questions for me I don't really get how this scenario works. Why after each round are we rolling ...
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Haunt 42 - How does the traitor attack the [spoiler]?

The rules don't seem to say what are defense traits for the and they don't seem to say what the traitor attacks with?
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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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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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Betrayal at House on The Hill, 2nd Edition - Monsters

First time playing - I've read through the instructions (3 times) and it mentions MONSTERS - how do the monsters come into play? The instructions talk about monsters having turns and their abilities, ...
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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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Does "number of heroes when the haunt was revealed" include the traitor? (Haunt 17)

Haunt 17 in the Secrets of Survival book states: Does "number of heroes when the haunt was revealed" include the traitor? If the game began with 3 players, will the heroes need to place 2 or 3 Candle ...
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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 scenario where a hero dies after using a haunt-related item

If I have successfully used the ring to perform an exorcism (one of multiple required) and later that hero dies, does the exorcism still count? Or, does the successful attempt die with character who ...
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Betrayal at House on the Hill: Haunt 2: The Séance

During the Séance Haunt, the hero's summoned the Ghost and started traveling around to complete their quest. The traitor then, attacked and killed the Hero who completed the Séance. Does this mean ...
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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 won't spoil more about it. Whose turn is it when the haunt ...
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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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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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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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What Betrayal at House on the Hill scenarios can work with just two players

Are any of the scenarios in Betrayal at House on the Hill suitable for just two players? I'm asking as I'd like to play just with my wife at times, but the instructions say it requires three ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "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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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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How can the traitor win scenario 49 in this way?

[Spoilers ahead for scenario 49] Six players are playing Betrayal and the haunting has begun. It is scenario 49, "You Wear It Well". One way the traitor can win is when the "Astral Spirit inhabits ...
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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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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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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 ...