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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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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 ...
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How many haunts or traitors will there be in a game?

How many haunts can happen per game? Can there be multiple traitors? I don't understand if the Haunt starts and you can still explore the house what happens if you land on an Omen card
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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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Revolver Question

The revolver text doesn't say that the target needs a Speed roll in order to use the revolver on a monster. If a monster doesn't have a speed trait, how does it defend?
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Betrayal at House on the Hill If it's meant to be card

Last night I was playing with a group of friends. The player on my right had a "if it's meant to be card" with a dice roll he made of 5. So he can change the roll later in the game. When it got to me. ...
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Betrayal at Houseon the Hill - Can the Bell move explorers to unexplored rooms?

The Bell item card states: "Once during your turn after the haunt is revealed, you can attempt a Sanity roll to use the Bell." 5+ = Move any number of unimpeded heroes 1 space closer to you. My ...
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Does this still happen in Haunt 16 even if the traitor dies?

The traitor's instructions for haunt #16, "The Phantom's Embrace", reads: You Must Do This On Your Turn At the end of each of your turns, advance the Turn/Damage Track to the next number. Then ...
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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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Betrayal at House on the Hill - Mystic Elevator

We did not see anything about this in this rules, but we encountered a situation where the monster that our traitor was controlling entered the mystic elevator. Our only remaining hero was wearing ...
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Betrayal at house on the hill question about monster turns

In the betrayal at house on the hill rule book it says the traitor gets an extra turn on the monsters turn but what if there are no monsters in that haunt does the traitor still get the extra turn? ...
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Betrayal at House on the Hill -- what counts as a turn for attacks?

For the monster turn -- if I have several zombies (as an example), can they each attack on the turn? So, I move one zombie and attack someone, and then I move another and attack someone else? Until I ...
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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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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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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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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 way that ...
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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 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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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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Can I voluntarily fail the roll for the Collapsed Room?

The Collapsed Room has the following text: You must attempt a Speed roll of 5+ to avoid falling. If you fail the roll, draw a basement tile and put it in play. You fall there and take 1 die of ...
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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 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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How does the die rolling work in Betrayal at House on the Hill?

There are a lot of parts into the game where i just dont know what to do with the die. For example, when I have to roll a 3+ to cross a bridge, how many dice is it when it's not a might or speed or ...
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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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Can you exchange items with another player, or can you only give items to another player on your turn?

The rules on page 11 under Use Item and Omen Cards say that one of the things an explorer can do once is Trade an item to another explorer in the same room (assuming you both agree). Does this ...
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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 "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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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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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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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 in,...
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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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If a Hero makes a Speed/Sanity/other non-Might attack, when does the Traitor reveal that the target lacks that trait and can't be attacked that way?

This came up in a game involving Haunt 23, Tentacled Horror. (Spoilers will be kept to a minimum.) There are multiple different types of monsters in that Haunt: some of them have a Sanity trait, and ...
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Betrayal at House on the Hill - "Voodoo" (Haunt 25) - Do you continue if the traitor dies?

We played the Voodoo scenario the other night and I as the traitor got killed in an attack. At the end of each traitor turn, the chance of survivors dying gets more and more likely. So I hoped that ...
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Does the zombie lord from haunt 21 take damage from a sanity roll?

We were playing Haunt 21 and I was the zombie lord. My friend had the Ring and the Medallion and decided to use the Ring to attack me with Sanity. Would the zombie lord take damage or be stunned from ...
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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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Is the medallion being used in Haunt N21?

Zombie Haunt (21) was revealed and then 2 of the players started exchanging the medallion because only the holder could make damage to the Zombie Lord. What I was wondering was is that possible? The ...
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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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Where can I find a copy of Betrayal at House on the Hill

Every board game store I've gone to has been sold out since last year and they don't know when they'll have it in stock again. Online, I can't find any copies for under $150 (and I'm not ready to ...
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When an explorer lands in a barrier room from above, which side do they end up on?

For example, an explorer discovers the Coal Chute, and the Coal Chute leads into the Chasm. So which side of the Chasm does the explorer land on? Do they then have to cross the Chasm to get back to ...
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