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Ashley Peschel
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Hi,

So im new to board games and played Betrayal as our first game, could you please answer some questions:

1. When you enter a tile that's already been revealed and has a event on it do you draw another event?

2. when moving, if you stop to pick up items do can you then continue moving or have to end your turn.

3. the once per game tile for special increase is this once per game for each player or once per game for all players?

4. if you kill a character can you pick up his loot straight away or do you need to wait a next turn?

Sorry for the stupid questions.

Thanks and Regards,

Ashley
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Gus Rocha
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Ashattack006 wrote:
1. When you enter a tile that's already been revealed and has a event on it do you draw another event?

No, you don't. Only the player who reveals the tile gets to draw the event/item/omen card.

Ashattack006 wrote:
2. when moving, if you stop to pick up items do can you then continue moving or have to end your turn.

You can continue moving. You only stop moving if you draw a card (any card) for any reason. So even if some game effect makes you draw a card without having revealed a new tile, you still stop your turn there.

Ashattack006 wrote:
3. the once per game tile for special increase is this once per game for each player or once per game for all players?

Once per game for each player.

Ashattack006 wrote:
4. if you kill a character can you pick up his loot straight away or do you need to wait a next turn?

You can get it right away.

Ashattack006 wrote:
Sorry for the stupid questions.

No need to apologize, we're here to help
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Ashattack006 wrote:

Sorry for the stupid questions.


Those were actually great questions. BaHotH is one of those games where you come across situations all the time that are uncommon and even the experts have to consult the book frequently (myself included).

I wouldn't have recommended it as your first game, but hey, go on with your bad self. Although, the good part is as long as you have one experienced player to keep everyone on track, it's usually fine playing with new or non gamers.
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Just to add to the other poster's comments.....

Most boardgames have a very "tight" ruleset in that almost all the situations you run across in a game are covered by the rules.

Betrayal is VERY different in that respect. The rules do a good job of explaining the basics (particularly the first half of the game). However, you will run into some very ambiguous situations once a particular haunt is played on the house you laid out with the characters in the specific position in your game. Most games don't have that much variation they have to deal with.

The key to playing Betrayal is to realize that you will run into ambiguous situations not covered by the rules. That is 100% normal for this game. Don't get too bothered by it. Make an interpretation that makes the most common sense and go. Also realize that some games will be very biased either for or against the players. Pretend you are creating an epic story and not so much playing a competitive game....
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