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Betrayal At House On The Hill - 2nd Edition
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- For 3 to 6 players
- 60 minutes of play time
- Designed for 3–6 players aged 12 and up
- Cooperative game
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Betrayal at House on the Hill Board Game -2nd Edition: Take a deep breath before you enter. It might be your last. Your fear will grow with each tile you place as you investigate a house filled with dreadful monsters and deadly secrets. With 50 fiendish scenarios (including seven new haunts) and dozens of danger-filled rooms, you'll return to the house again and again - as often as you dare - and never face the same game twice. Contents include 1 rulebook, 2 haunt books, 44 room tiles, 1 Entrance Hall/Foyer/Grand staircase tile, 6 explorer figures, 6 two-sided character cards, 30 plastic clips, 8 dice, 1 Turn/Damage track, 80 cards (events, item, omen and more) and 149 tokens. For 3 - 6 players, ages 12 and up
From the Manufacturer
The creak of footsteps on the stairs, the smell of something foul and dead, the feel of something crawling down your back – this and more can be found in the exciting refresh of the Avalon Hill favorite Betrayal at House on the Hill. This fun and suspenseful game is a new experience almost every time you play – you and your friends explore “that creepy old place on the hill” until enough mystic misadventures happen that one of the players turns on all of the others. Hours of fun for all your friends and family. Designed for 3–6 players aged 12 and up, this boardgame features multiple scenarios, a different lay-out with every game, and enough chills to freeze the heart of any horror fan.
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Top Customer Reviews
Now be aware there isn't a game-board in the conventional sense, rather there is a stack of fairly thick, and nicely-illustrated room tiles that will be connected to each other as player characters (each represented by a detailed miniature) explore one of three levels in a mysterious, old mansion. There are six playable characters to choose from and each also has a small information card (two-sided for dual personalities so really 12 choices) with attachable pointers to keep track of statistics such as "might", "speed" etc. which dictate performance and add the element of character diversity. There are also a ton of events and omens which are triggered by entering certain rooms as well as usable items (including pets) which brings me to the "twist" I mentioned earlier. Basically every time a player draws one of the omen cards, he/she must perform a dice roll to see if they have triggered an event know as "the haunt". Fifty individual scenarios comprise this part of the game wherein one player (a.k.a. "the traitor") becomes insanely bent on taking out everyone else, employing any items they might have picked up along the way and basically joining forces with any monster NPC's that may have been unleashed.
Sounds complicated? Well it is at first, but my advice is to sit down with at least one other serious gamer and just play through while simultaneously learning the rules. No this isn't for the casual gamer but don't be intimidated; it just requires a little patience and some decent reading skills. Also, as I mentioned earlier, the game-board isn't the static, foldout variety (please see pics at top of this page) but rather expands dynamically with each game so try to play on something bigger than a card table if at all possible. As I've alluded to, this box contains detailed, quality pieces (no cheapness here) and well-developed rules and, at the writing of this review anyway, a pretty reasonable price to pay for hours and hours of serious, group gaming fun.
Please play this one on a dark, stormy night whenever possible. Good gaming! :o)
1. Your first play through will have you wondering about certain rules and certain situations (and take longer than you want). You may have to take to the internet to solve these, but it is worth it.
2. There are a LOT of pieces. I would suggest having some ziplok bags, or other containers, to house these. They WILL get moved around and such in the box if you do not have them contained.
3. The character stat indicators are flimsy. There is an app you can grab that will help you manage your character better. I recommend it.
4. If you do not like long games with a few complex rules, this is NOT the game for you.
Game play phases:
1. Exploration (15-30 min)
This phase is for acquiring stats and items to use during the haunt phase. You also lay the map for the house. This can be a long or short phase depending on how fast you play, and how lucky your haunt rolls are.
2.Haunt (5-60 min)
I have not played all the haunt variations (there are quite a few, believe me - and more online if you want to try some). Some of the haunts are not great for fewer players, or can be better or worse based on how close or far you all travel together in the exploration phase. Some of these are timed events, and some of them can last a while.
I like this game. This is not a game I would want to play over and over again in a day, but it is fun for some games with people that also like these types of games. I would recommend trying to get into the story a bit. Read the cards in a "ghost-story" voice, and try to react in ways your character would. I am not typically into cos-play or role-playing, but this makes it a bit more enjoyable imo.
Enjoy the game.
One of the difficult parts to learn was what "The Haunt" and "Monster Roll" was. The haunt is basically where the game changes.
The monster roll is the turn of the monster (whatever monster is activated) during the haunt.
Basically, you & your group enter a haunted house. Roll the dice to see how many rooms/steps you take. You start off with just the entryway-you "discover" rooms as you go. This means you grab a board piece that corresponds to whatever floor you are on and add it to the board where you are.
Once you enter a room, some will have a symbol on the room & it will direct you to pick up a card & read/follow the directions on it.
It's best to discover as many rooms as possible before the haunt is activated. *The haunt is activated by a dice roll.
During the haunt: One person will take on an extra role of being the monster. The other players will try to defeat the monster.
See? Not too hard, but unless you read the whole booklet very carefully, you might not understand fully. It took 3 of us fumbling thru one game, then kinda knowing what we were doing during the second. Then we some-what mastered it on the 3rd round.
It is ok with just 3 players, but way more fun with 4 or more!
It has a great re-play ability to it. Each time things will change-rooms, monsters, items you have, etc.
Overall, this is a great game. It has a learning curve in the beginning, but you can catch on quickly after that. Like I said, having at least one person to help the others walk thru it, makes it way more fun & easy to learn! It's not a quick game-if you take your time & especially if you are new, it will take at least an hour to play!
We paid $31 + tax for it and it was worth it. Hopefully, they will make a new addition with easier to understand directions. I'd also like to see it take longer to activate the haunt. It is fun exploring the rooms & lots of times we only have a few before the haunt!
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