Bit confused by this part of the rules. In the encounter rules section it is stated you draw a new encounter card when a mouse explores a new "area", however as far as I can see nothing in the rules defines an "area".
Is an area basically a new tile - that is moving onto a new tile and flipping one would both trigger an encounter card ?
When you use an "explore" action, you explore to a different tile/area. You reveal an encounter card when exploring to a "new" area, one that you haven't been to yet. So if you explore back to a tile you were already on, that wouldn't be a "new" tile and no encounter card is revealed.