...So I'm pretty sure I just played the best game of Betrayal ever...
Let me set it up for you. We have me as Zoe Ingstrom (8-year-old girl, hard to kill) carrying pickpocket's gloves and being followed by a dog; my girlfriend as Flash Williams (college jock, pure speed) with an axe and a madman; my ten-year-old brother as Heather Granville (18-year-old girl, balanced) with a suit of armour and a lucky rabbit's foot; and my mate as Father Rhinehardt (THE SANEST MAN IN THE WORLD). The entire bottom floor of the mansion has been filled out with the exception of the coal chute to the basement, the top floor is large but with several rooms cut off by a revolving wall, and the basement is completely unexplored -- we've discovered the Collapsed Room, but nobody's fallen down there yet.
Father Rhinehardt discovered a lost ring and unconsciously slipped it on. At that moment, a ghostly bride appeared before Zoe, crying that her lost husband had been found once more, and they were at last to be married. Zoe leapt at the opportunity to be a flower girl, and thus freely agreed to the ghost's suggestion of murdering anyone and everyone who wanted to stop the wedding. The other people trapped in the house had to discover where in the basement the ghost's true husband was buried, and bring his corpse and his ring to the chapel on the top floor.
Heather made her way to the library and, after a brief search, discovered the true name of the ghost bride's beloved, while Rhinehardt ran to join her. Flash Williams leapt down the hole in the Collapsed Room and found himself only a short distance from the family crypt. Unfortunately, the mansion was equipped with a most mysterious elevator, seemingly unconstrained by conventional space, and the ghostly bride had taught Zoe its secrets. She used this elevator to reach the basement, then used her gloves to wrench Flash's axe from his grasp. While Flash stood firm against Zoe's subsequent attack, he couldn't withstand the shock of the ghostly bride descending through the hole above him, and he promptly died of fright.
Heather took over the duty of finding the husband's corpse with the help of a coal chute, which was for some reason adjacent to the library; she slid her way down to the basement and, in spite of her being harassed by the ghost, was able to exhume the husband. Meanwhile, Zoe convinced the madman who had been following Flash to accompany her instead. They took the elevator to visit Rhinehardt, still hobbling his way from one side of the ground floor to the other, and struck him with the axe. Maybe it was luck, maybe it was providence, or maybe Zoe's madman tripped over her dog, but he somehow survived the assault.* Furthermore, he was able to use the ancient ring to focus his iron will upon Zoe, disorienting her for long enough that he could sneak past and wrest control of the Mystic Elevator. Even without knowledge of the elevator's secrets, he was able to pilot it to the basement, with the intention of using it to pick up Heather and the true husband's corpse.
Enraged, Zoe ran for the coal chute and slid to the basement, leaping into the Mystic Elevator once more. She stabbed wildly at the buttons, hoping to cause it to crash, but all she managed was to move it slightly further away from Heather in the Crypt. The ghostly bride sensed the presence of the ring and also moved into the elevator, hoping to terrify Rhinehardt into submission or death, but once again his iron will let him stand strong. Heather was thus able to haul the true husband's corpse into the Mystic Elevator.
At this point, we have an elevator which contains an elderly priest and a teenage girl carrying a corpse, fighting an eight-year-old girl with an axe, her pet dog, her pet madman, and an increasingly enraged ghost bride. Must have been crowded.
Heather managed to wrangle the elevator as close to the wedding chapel as she could -- but this was not very close. The survivors had to cross the Collapsed Room and the Organ Loft before reaching the altar. Father Rhinehardt took custody of the corpse, but injured as he was, he could only reach the Collapsed Room. Zoe stepped out of the elevator with murder in her eyes. That's when Father Rhinehardt's luck ran out. His crumpled corpse fell two stories to the basement, and a second ghost -- looking much like Rhinehardt, but now wearing a lavish tuxedo instead of priestly vestments, with the accursed ring burning gold upon its pale finger -- rose up. The ghostly bride shrieked with glee, and left the elevator. She grabbed Rhinehardt's ghost by its ringed hand, and dragged him towards the chapel.
The chapel bells rang once.
It's at this point that I have to take you out of the story to explain a rules error that I made. When Rhinehardt died, then according to the rulebook he was supposed to drop the ring along with the true husband's corpse and all his other possessions. However, this made no sense to me, since the ring was supposed to be the thing which compelled him to marry the ghost bride. And so, while I fleeced him of his other items, I chose to let his ghost keep the ring. This made things turn out... somewhat differently than expected. But I digress.
Zoe, bloodied axe in hand, stepped into the Mystic Elevator. She once again stabbed at the control panel, hoping to crash the elevator and leave Heather bleeding out in the basement -- but the ride remained smooth. Heather rubbed her lucky rabbit's foot, pushed Zoe aside, and took command of the elevator once more, guiding it back to the Collapsed Room. She leapt out of the doors, picked up the true husband's corpse, and hauled it into the Organ Loft.
The chapel bells rang twice.
Zoe and her entourage followed Heather to the loft and attacked again. Heather was gravely wounded, but between her armour and her rabbit's foot, she did not die. And so she hauled the corpse to the chapel doors, screamed "I OBJECT!", and threw it with the last of her strength...
...And my little brother won the game.
Seconds before the wedding was to be concluded and Rhinehardt's spirit was to be trapped forever, the survivors managed to bring both the ring and the corpse to the chapel. They won the bloody game.
And so it was that the ghost bride found her true husband, Father Rhinehardt was freely able to pass on, Heather Granville limped her way back to a normal life, Zoe didn't get to be a flower girl after all because she was presumably eaten by her pet dog and/or madman, and Flash Williams died in a hole.
I always cry at weddings.
*In seriousness; I was rolling a pool of 7 dice against Rhinehardt's pool of 2. We tied.