The Betrayal at House on the Hill Board Game master page. A complete guide. Review, how to play, editorial, useful links, similar games, FAQ, interesting facts and so much more. Betrayal at House on the Hill is a deeply thematic adventure through a haunted house that you unveil as you move forward.
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BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL GAME INFO
|PLAYERS:||3 – 6 Players|
|DESIGNER:||Bruce Glassco, Rob Daviau, Bill McQuillan, Mike Selinker, Teeuwynn Woodruff|
|ARTIST:||Dennis Crabapple McClain, Christopher Moeller, Peter Whitley|
BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL PHOTO GALLERY
BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL OVERVIEW
In Betrayal at House on the Hill, each player chooses an explorer to investigate a creepy old house. As you explore the house, you discover new rooms. Each time you enter a new room, you might find something… or something might find you. Explorers change over the course of the game (for better or worse), depending on how they deal with the house’s surprises. The house is different each time you build it.
At some random point during the game, one explorer triggers a scenario called a haunt. When the haunt is revealed, one explorer becomes a traitor bent on defeating his or her former compansions. The rest of the explorers become heroes struggling to survive. From then on, the game is a fight between the traitor and the heroes – often to the dealth.
The game has fifty haunts, and each one tells a different story. All are yours to explore as you live or die in the House on the Hill.
BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL REVIEW
7.6 out of 10
Betrayal at House on the Hill is high up on all lists for this category for good reason. The game is executed brilliantly from start to finish. The scenarios, their writing and how they affect gameplay have easily made BAHOTH an industry leader. It can be a little long and very complex to learn how to play, but once you get in the groove it is great fun.
BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL HOW TO PLAY
Betrayal at House on the Hill quickly builds suspense and excitement as players explore a haunted mansion of their own design, encountering spirits and frightening omens that foretell their fate. In the first half of the game, you explore and things are revealed. In the second half, most players will need to prepare for an epic end game showdown. There are so many stories to experience in this game, you could play for hundreds of hours.
BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL SIMILAR GAMES
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BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL INTERESTING FACTS
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BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL USEFUL LINKS
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BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL FAQ
Who plays first in Betrayal at House on the Hill?
Look at your character, they have a birthday. Whoever’s character has the next upcoming birthday gets to go first at the beginning. After the haunt happens, the player to the left of the traitor gets to kick things off.
What are the available characters in Betrayal at House on the Hill?
(1) Peter Akimoto [13, bugs, basketball], (2) Madame Zostra [37, strology, cooking], (3) Ox Bellows [23, football, shiny objects], (4) Missy Dudourde [9, swimming, medicine], (5) Jenny LeClerc [21, reading, soccer] and (6) Professor Longfellow [57, gaelic music, fine wine]
How many attacks can you make per turn in Betrayal at House on the Hill?
Only one, choose carefully.
Can you die before the haunt in Betrayal at House on the Hill?
No, you cannot die before the haunt occurs, you can only go down to the minimal level. You stay there even if some effect would normally cause it to go lower.
Can you trade omens in Betrayal at House on the Hill?
Yes. You can trade it to another player if you are both in the same room or you can drop it and another explorer can come to get it once they arrive into that room.
What happens if a Haunt’s Rules and the Regular Rules conflict in Betrayal at House on the Hill?
If this happens, use the rules of the haunt. All of these rules are in effect unless the haunt says otherwise.
What happens if we go through the whole stack of tiles in Betrayal at the House on the Hill?
If you go through the whole stack of room tiles, shuffle the tiles you set aside in a discard pile and use those. This is only if you run completely out, if you run out of only one of the three floors you need to continue on without any more of those tiles until all tiles are gone.
Can I seal off a floor by placing a tile in Betrayal at House on the Hill?
You cannot place a tile in a way that is going to seal off a floor. There is no scenario where this should happen.
What happens to my stuff if I die in Betrayal at House on the Hill?
If you have a companion (dog, girl, madman), the card and stuff remains in the room where the explorer died.
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