History TabletopGame / BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill

6th Jan '16 8:00:57 PM ExarchofSechrima
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** Although the Haunts have an inherent balancing factor before appearing (Scale of 0 to 12) it is entirely possible for the Haunt to be revealed on the very first omen, on the very first turn; which can be very bad for the heroes who suddenly find themselves bunched together without enough space to run away from any of the newly spawned monster.
2nd Jan '16 6:35:58 PM Doug86
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** The "Missy Dubourde" version of the little girl character already vivisects frogs for fun, [[AllInTheManual according to the manual]].
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** The "Missy Dubourde" version of the little girl character already vivisects frogs for fun, [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual according to the manual]].
15th Dec '15 5:46:58 PM Discar
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Mac Guffin Girl is no longer a trope.
* MacGuffinGirl / MysteriousWaif : One of the omens is a girl.
28th Jul '15 5:07:05 PM Socius
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* LootDrama: [[invoked]] One particular Haunt, "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Treasure Hunt]]". It's also one of the few Traitor-less Haunts. Rather, everyone is pitted against each other within a now booby-trapped mansion as they try to be the first to find said treasure.
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* LootDrama: [[invoked]] One [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in one particular Haunt, "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Treasure Hunt]]". It's also one of the few Traitor-less Haunts. Rather, everyone is pitted against each other within a now booby-trapped mansion as they try to be the first to find said treasure.
28th Jul '15 1:28:47 AM Little_BIG_Head
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* DwindlingParty: Nearly every variety of the trope can happen unless the Heroes completely stomp the Traitor/achieve their goal quickly. Almost bound to happen in a game where the Traitor wins.
30th Jun '15 9:21:30 AM Prfnoff
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''Betrayal at House on the Hill'' [[GrammarNazi (and yes, that's the actual title)]] is a unique {{Board Game|s}} published in 2004 by Avalon Hill. Three to six players take the roles of various character archetypes, such as a {{J|erkJock}}ock, a FinalGirl, a [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Professor]], a FortuneTeller, a [[AmbiguousInnocence seemingly sweet little girl]] or a [[AmbiguousInnocence curious young boy]]... Each miniature has two different 'characters' attached to it, such as the Scientist doubling as a PreacherMan. Whatever their role, the cast find themselves trapped inside a haunted mansion and set out to explore, with players drawing and setting out floor tiles with each new room they enter.
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''Betrayal at House on the Hill'' [[GrammarNazi (and yes, that's the actual title)]] is a unique {{Board Game|s}} published in 2004 by Avalon Hill.Creator/AvalonHill. Three to six players take the roles of various character archetypes, such as a {{J|erkJock}}ock, a FinalGirl, a [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Professor]], a FortuneTeller, a [[AmbiguousInnocence seemingly sweet little girl]] or a [[AmbiguousInnocence curious young boy]]... Each miniature has two different 'characters' attached to it, such as the Scientist doubling as a PreacherMan. Whatever their role, the cast find themselves trapped inside a haunted mansion and set out to explore, with players drawing and setting out floor tiles with each new room they enter.
30th Mar '15 1:45:25 AM Koveras
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* StaticRoleExchangeableCharacter: At the start of a given session, the players pick a scenario and are given random predefined characters to role-play. Half-way through the game, a variety of scenario-specific roles (usually including at least one traitor) are semi-randomly assigned to some characters, putting an additional role-play layer on top of that.
1st Jan '15 8:57:20 AM Koveras
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''Betrayal at House on the Hill'' [[GrammarNazi (and yes, that's the actual title)]] is a unique {{Board Game|s} published in 2004 by Avalon Hill. Three to six players take the roles of various character archetypes, such as a {{J|erkJock}}ock, a FinalGirl, a [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Professor]], a FortuneTeller, a [[AmbiguousInnocence seemingly sweet little girl]] or a [[AmbiguousInnocence curious young boy]]... Each miniature has two different 'characters' attached to it, such as the Scientist doubling as a PreacherMan. Whatever their role, the cast find themselves trapped inside a haunted mansion and set out to explore, with players drawing and setting out floor tiles with each new room they enter.
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''Betrayal at House on the Hill'' [[GrammarNazi (and yes, that's the actual title)]] is a unique {{Board Game|s} Game|s}} published in 2004 by Avalon Hill. Three to six players take the roles of various character archetypes, such as a {{J|erkJock}}ock, a FinalGirl, a [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Professor]], a FortuneTeller, a [[AmbiguousInnocence seemingly sweet little girl]] or a [[AmbiguousInnocence curious young boy]]... Each miniature has two different 'characters' attached to it, such as the Scientist doubling as a PreacherMan. Whatever their role, the cast find themselves trapped inside a haunted mansion and set out to explore, with players drawing and setting out floor tiles with each new room they enter.
31st Dec '14 9:19:08 AM Angeldeb82
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''Betrayal at House on the Hill'' [[GrammarNazi (and yes, that's the actual title)]] is a unique [[BoardGames Board Game]] published in 2004 by Avalon Hill. Three to six players take the roles of various character archetypes, such as a [[JerkJock Jock]], a FinalGirl, a [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Professor]], a FortuneTeller, a [[AmbiguousInnocence seemingly sweet little girl]] or a [[AmbiguousInnocence curious young boy]]... Each miniature has two different 'characters' attached to it, such as the Scientist doubling as a PreacherMan. Whatever their role, the cast find themselves trapped inside a haunted mansion and set out to explore, with players drawing and setting out floor tiles with each new room they enter. However, sooner or later, somebody's going to trigger the Haunt, revealing the Mansion's terrible secret -- and one of the heroes [[FaceHeelTurn turns on the rest]]. A wide variety of scenarios are included with the game -- players can end up facing {{Giant Spider}}s, {{Vampire}}s, [[{{Wolfman}} Werewolves]] and other monsters, or find themselves playing ChessWithDeath, [[IncredibleShrinkingMan suddenly shrinking]], or dealing with the house flooding or collasping into a [[UsefulNotes/BlackHoles Black Hole]]. And since the house is built anew during the exploration phase, every game is a different adventure.
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''Betrayal at House on the Hill'' [[GrammarNazi (and yes, that's the actual title)]] is a unique [[BoardGames Board Game]] {{Board Game|s} published in 2004 by Avalon Hill. Three to six players take the roles of various character archetypes, such as a [[JerkJock Jock]], {{J|erkJock}}ock, a FinalGirl, a [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Professor]], a FortuneTeller, a [[AmbiguousInnocence seemingly sweet little girl]] or a [[AmbiguousInnocence curious young boy]]... Each miniature has two different 'characters' attached to it, such as the Scientist doubling as a PreacherMan. Whatever their role, the cast find themselves trapped inside a haunted mansion and set out to explore, with players drawing and setting out floor tiles with each new room they enter. However, sooner or later, somebody's going to trigger the Haunt, revealing the Mansion's terrible secret -- and one of the heroes [[FaceHeelTurn turns on the rest]]. A wide variety of scenarios are included with the game -- players can end up facing {{Giant Spider}}s, {{Vampire}}s, [[{{Wolfman}} Werewolves]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]], {{W|olfman}}erewolves and other monsters, or find themselves playing ChessWithDeath, [[IncredibleShrinkingMan suddenly shrinking]], or dealing with the house flooding or collasping collapsing into a [[UsefulNotes/BlackHoles Black Hole]].UsefulNotes/{{Black Hole|s}}. And since the house is built anew during the exploration phase, every game is a different adventure.

''Betrayal at House on the Hill'' [[GrammarNazi (and yes, that's the actual title)]] is a unique [[BoardGames Board Game]] published in 2004 by Avalon Hill. Three to six players take the roles of various character archetypes, such as a [[JerkJock Jock]], a FinalGirl, a [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Professor]], a FortuneTeller, a [[AmbiguousInnocence seemingly sweet little girl]] or a [[AmbiguousInnocence curious young boy]]... Each miniature has two different 'characters' attached to it, such as the Scientist doubling as a PreacherMan. Whatever their role, the cast find themselves trapped inside a haunted mansion and set out to explore, with players drawing and setting out floor tiles with each new room they enter. However, sooner or later, somebody's going to trigger the Haunt, revealing the Mansion's terrible secret -- and one of the heroes [[FaceHeelTurn turns on the rest]]. A wide variety of scenarios are included with the game -- players can end up facing {{Giant Spider}}s, {{Vampire}}s, [[{{Wolfman}} Werewolves]] and other monsters, or find themselves playing ChessWithDeath, [[IncredibleShrinkingMan suddenly shrinking]], or dealing with the house flooding or collasping into a [[UsefulNotes/BlackHoles Black Hole]]. And since the house is built anew during the exploration phase, every game is a different adventure. * DamselInDistress: Some Haunts involve NPC victims that require [[EscortMission protection]].

* DistressedDamsel: Some Haunts involve NPC victims that require [[EscortMission protection]].

* [[MarsNeedsWomen Monster Wants To Marry]]: Both a male example ([[spoiler:the Mummy]]) and a female ([[spoiler:the Ghost Bride]]).
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* [[MarsNeedsWomen Monster Wants To to Marry]]: Both a male example ([[spoiler:the Mummy]]) and a female ([[spoiler:the Ghost Bride]]).

* [[MarsNeedsWomen Monster Wants To Marry]]: Both a male example ([[spoiler:the Mummy]]) and a female ([[spoiler:the Ghost Bride]]).OurVampiresAreDifferent: One of the several possible scenarios.

* {{Unwinnable}}: If the traitor turns out to be the guy who's got all the weapons? Or they have to collect {{Mac Guffin}}s and already happen to have them? Yeah, um...
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* {{Unwinnable}}: If the traitor turns out to be the guy who's got all the weapons? Or they have to collect {{Mac Guffin}}s {{MacGuffin}}s and already happen to have them? Yeah, um...

* {{Vampire}}s: One of the several possible scenarios.

* [[{{Wolfman}} Werewolves]]: One of the several possible scenarios.
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* [[{{Wolfman}} Werewolves]]: {{W|olfman}}erewolves: One of the several possible scenarios.
26th Dec '14 10:21:13 PM jdstephens
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Edited trope 'Eldritch Location' to include a scenario
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**The ulterior dimension with the poisonous atmosphere, trees resembling 'tubular horrors', discoloured sky, organ-come-teleporter, and toothy humanoid residents that the House moves to in the "Lost" scenario.
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