Q: We solved the Location before securing the Billiard Room. Do we gain any benefit for securing this area?
A: In the current case, you will not gain a benefit since you already solved the Location. If you do not secure all 5 areas in the current case, you will gain the benefit in the next case, being able to solve Location with 1 less card than normal.
Q: We secured 3 areas of the mansion during our previous case, and secured the remaining 2 in our current case. Do we again score 1 point for each of the 3 areas we secured in the previous case in addition to the 2 new areas?
A: Yes. The change in scoring remains in effect until you secure all 5 areas of the mansion, meaning you will score 2 point for each solved aspect and 1 point for each secured area (whether in this case or a prior case). When you are instructed to return card 56 to the deck, scoring will return to normal.