Organizer for Betrayal at House on the Hill

Before you get started, here are some simple tips:

  • Some pieces might have a white backing on one side. Just peel it off.
  • I’ve found that simple white glue, like Elmer’s Glue-All, works great. Wood glue is stronger, but not really necessary.
  • Assemble pieces in alphabetical or numerical order. For this set, there are both uppercase and lowercase letters, but it should be obvious what goes where.
  • Where pieces have letters or numbers engraved on them, you can assemble them so the engraving is hidden inside a joint. If that doesn’t seem to work, some pieces have reverse versions (namely d, f, h, s, and z).
  • You may have more of the smaller pieces than you need. They’re easily lost in production and packing, so I make extra.
  • You never need to use force when assembling. That being said, sometimes there can be little bits on the edge of a piece that didn’t get cut through, and you can remove those with a knife or just by bending them off.
  • Click images to enlarge!

1. The base plate

  • You’ll start by assembling the upper-right tray, pieces A through K. ‘F’ and ‘G’ are flat spacers to be glued against the walls of the upper-right compartment.
  • Insert pieces L, M, N, and O.
  • Glue the triangular piece with the ‘Green’ and ‘Yellow’ circles to the upper right of the square piece.
  • Find the smaller pieces marked %, @, $, &, ? and #. You only need one of each. Glue these pieces face-down on top of the same symbol. You shouldn’t see any of the symbols once you’re done. You may want to test these spaces with your minis to make sure they fit before the glue dries completely.
  • Upper-left miniature spaces: Try to do this all at once, before the glue dries.
    • Glue two matching left pieces together, two matching center pieces together, and one right piece on top of the base plate.
    • Use piece X to align these three parts. (X has ‘Red’ and ‘White’ written on it. This engraving should remain visible.)
    • There are three ‘Y’ pieces, vertical walls. Insert these into X and the lower parts, creating two circular miniature spaces with arches behind them.

Sorry about all the shenanigans with the miniature spaces! It was the best way to raise or lower each miniature to the right height, so they would stay in place when the rulebooks were stacked on top.

Note that there is no front wall to the dice space. The organizer uses the room tile tray to secure the dice.

Room Tile and Card Trays

  • The room tile tray uses pieces 0-5 + a base plate. Note that there are two ‘2’ pieces, two each of ‘3’ and ‘4’, and four ‘5’ pieces.
    • You can leave my logo facing up or down, you won’t hurt my feelings ­čÖé
  • The Event card tray uses pieces 6-8 + a base plate. Glue them together to make a box.
    • Note that there are two ‘7’ pieces.
  • The Item and Omen card tray uses pieces 9-12 + a base plate.
    • Note that there are two ’10’ pieces, which are the reverse of each other. Just remember to hide the number inside the joint.
      1. Glue the back (9) and walls (10) to the base place.
      2. Glue all three ’11 (Spacer)’ pieces to the back plate, such that their text is facing the back plate.
      3. Slide piece 12 into the slots on the walls and the back plate, and secure with a bit of glue.
      4. Glue the top (13) onto the box, hiding the numbers inside the joint.

General Token Tray

This is certainly the most intricate part of the build, with over a dozen small pieces that fit precisely in their slots. Remember to always hide any engraved assembly letters inside their joints.

Glue in order:

  1. The long piece, a.
  2. Three vertical dividers, b, on the left side.
  3. Three vertical dividers, c, on the right side.
  4. All the side borders:
    1. One ‘d’ on each side.
    2. Two ‘e’ on each side.
    3. One ‘f’ on each side.
    4. One ‘g’ on each side.
    5. One ‘h’ on each side.
  5. Extra walls for the triangle and hexagon tokens:
    1. Four ‘i’ pieces for the triangles.
    2. Four ‘j’ pieces for the hexagons.
      1. Make sure the letters are hidden!
  6. The top plate.
    1. It can be tricky to get all the ‘i’ and ‘j’ pieces in place, but you can get it!
  7. Three ‘z’ pieces, two single L-shaped and one U-shaped.

The triangle spaces are engraved to add a little more space. There are a lot of roll tokens!

I organize my square tokens like this: all the Plant and Lock tokens go in the first slot, every token that starts with ‘S’ goes in the second slot, and all the rest go in the third slot.

Monster Token Tray

Glue in order:

  1. Apply some glue to the lower plate (the one with ‘Monsters’ on the right). Add glue to your four ‘k’ pieces and insert those through the upper and lower plates to align them.
  2. This is my favorite part, it’s really satisfying.
    1. Insert both ‘l’ pieces.
    2. Insert four ‘m’ pieces.
    3. Insert both ‘n’ pieces.
    4. Place five ‘Gap Cap’ pieces on top, text-side down. Nice!
  3. Glue the side ‘o’ pieces. I recommend being thorough with┬áthe glue here, since the bottom of ‘o’ is thin.
  4. Piece ‘p’ bridges the upper and lower plates.
  5. Glue piece ‘q’ in the center, then slide the W-shaped piece ‘r’ over it.
  6. Glue both ‘s’ pieces in place, ensuring the engraving is hidden.

And you’re done!

Let the glue dry completely – don’t get excited and accidentally glue your tokens into the trays!

This organizer fits inside the Widow’s Walk box. It’s your choice whether to permanently glue it in place.

To put it away for storage:

  1. Place the storage cover on the General Token Tray, and set that in the upper-right corner.
  2. Place the storage cover on the the Monster Token Tray and set it next to the other tray.
  3. Set the Room Tile Tray in place beneath the Dice space. The ground floor landing sits across the three stacks.
  4. Set the Event, Item, and Omen Card Trays in place on the left. The order doesn’t matter, but the opening should face up (toward the miniature spaces).
  5. Place the big character cards in place, and each miniature into their own slot.
  6. Check that everything is sitting flat at the same height.
  7. Stack the rulebooks. I’ve found that the best way to do this is to start with the thicker books. Place one book so it’s spine is in the upper-right corner, then one with the spine in the lower-right corner, then upper-left, then lower-left. Place the remaining rulebooks on the left and the turn tracker on the right, then put the lid on. Satisfying!