When autumn arrives, with its changing leaves and chilly air, so does the season for all things spooky. For children, October and Halloween mean costumes and candy. For adults, this time means a chance to party or play pranks – or summon something truly frightening, if they dare.
According to folklore, All Hallows' Eve is the time when spirits and monsters prowl the Earth. What better way to celebrate this time of year – and scare your party guests silly – than by playing some nerve-wracking Halloween games? You've probably played the classics, like attempting to summon Bloody Mary in the mirror or communicating with ghosts through a Ouija board. But what about visiting a fortune teller? Or, if you're particularly brave, summoning your very own demon?
Growing up doesn't mean the frightening fun of Halloween has to end. Classic and obscure Halloween games can chill and thrill participants of all ages. Just be careful you don't wind up scared to death.
Communicate With Hell Using A Ouija Board
The Ouija board is a well know Halloween "toy." However, to use one effectively, it's suggested you should use it in a dimly-lit room illuminated only by white candles. One participant asks questions of the dead world, but the energies of everyone present are utilized to illicit responses.
If you use a Ouija board, you should be prepared to fight off evil spirits. Furthermore, you're advised to avoid asking about your death or the death of anyone else. However, Halloween is a time to test your limits concerning how much creepiness you can stomach, so what you ask is up to you.
Invite A Psycho Into Your Life With Midnight Man
The goal of this game is to invite the Midnight Man into your home, but avoid letting him catch you. To start, write your entire name on a piece of paper. Prick your finger, and let a drop of blood hit the paper. At midnight, light a candle, put the paper in front of the door, and knock on the door 22 times. After opening the door, blow out the candle.
You just summoned the Midnight Man. Your goal is to escape him at all costs. Relight your candle. Should it go out, that means the Midnight Man is near, and you should surround yourself with salt. If he catches you, he'll torture you until 3:33 AM.
Help A Friend Levitate With Light As A Feather, Stiff As A Board
Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board is best played with multiple people; the group energy feeds the game. A volunteer sits in a chair, or lies on the floor and faces the ceiling. The other participants place two fingers under the volunteer, and chant, "Light as a feather, stiff as a board" 20 times. After, everyone counts to three and lifts the volunteer with eerie ease.
Murder Your Friends With Seek-And-Kill
Participation in this game is determined by how much you trust your friends. You can play in a house with all of the lights turned off, or you can go to an old cemetery at night.
Like the children's game of hide-and-seek, all but one person hides. After a few minutes, the seeker – here called the killer – seeks out the hiding victims. When the killer finds a victim, the victim must let out a blood-curdling scream. After a person gets killed, they go to a central location and lie dead until everyone playing is discovered and murdered.
It's just a game, but it's definitely disturbing.