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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 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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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 easily;...
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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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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 pile ...
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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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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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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 re-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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“If you end your turn on this tile gain X stat.” Power farming?

So i was playing Betrayal at house on the hill, and there's several tiles that say: "If you end your turn on this tile gain X stat." I couldn't find any rule preventing the players from just standing ...
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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 of ...
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Haunt requires adding a room, but it will seal off a floor. What do I do?

In Betrayal at House on the Hill, there is a rule saying that you can't add a tile if it would close off the floor: Can I Seal Off a Floor by Placing a Tile? You can’t place a tile in such a ...
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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 successfully opening the vault end your movement due to drawing the item cards?

The inside of the vault has icons that draw cards, so once you've cracked it does your movement stop? (Obviously it has already stopped if you only just discovered the vault and drew an event card, so ...
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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 this ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Can the Madman cause you to die from sanity loss? If so, can the dog retrieve him?

Two questions, both not directly addressed in the rule book. 1) During the Haunt, if I pick up the Madman card (gain 2 might, lose 1 sanity) and my sanity is already on the lowest value, do I die? ...
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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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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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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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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 least ...
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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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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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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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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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How does the Dog companion work and what is its benefit?

When given the Dog Companion it says: 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 during your ...
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Companions lost on death in same room as other explorers

I understand the general ruling on companions lost on death. Essentially it says "whomever enters the room first gains custody of the companion". However, this doesn't quite make sense for the ...
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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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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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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 but ...
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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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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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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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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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Is having the Mask Omen Card stolen from you have the same effect as taking it off?

Let's say an explorer is wearing the Mask Omen Card that has an effect causing you to gain two knowledge and lose two sanity when you put it on. It says when you take off the mask, the effect of 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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How to Mitigate Snowball Effect of Events

I enjoy the events thematically, but the majority of them seem to be of the general form: Make a [stat] roll. If you succeed, increase [stat], if you fail, decrease [stat]. Because the number of dice ...
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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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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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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 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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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? ...