These Creepy Games Are Super Tempting To Play On Halloween...But You Probably Shouldn't

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Take An Elevator To Another World

    Do you want to live in another dimension all alone? The elevator game makes this possible. You must enter a building with an elevator and at least 10 floors. The game requires you to visit a variety of different levels in a particular sequence. You remain on the elevator the entire time.

    Should you perform the sequence correctly, a woman will present herself to you in the elevator, and she will ask where you're going. Don't look at her or respond to her. Instead, you should press the button for the first floor. However, if the elevator instead ascends to the tenth floor, you should exit there. If, when you exit the elevator, you discover that you're all alone, get used to it – you just entered another dimension with a population of one.

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    Use A Shoebox To Call The Dead

    This game is a Halloween classic, and for good reason. It's like the telephone game, only on the other end of the call is a dead person.

    Before going to bed, write a letter to a deceased person. Then, run a string between two cups. One cup should go inside of a shoebox, which should get placed inside of a dark closet. Use the other "phone" to read your letter into the shoebox. When you're finished, put the letter in with the other phone, close the shoebox, and put your cup on top of the box.

    You'll receive a call in the form of a dream. When you get the call, go to the closet, keep the lights out, and put the cup to your ear. Listen carefully to what the summoned spirit is telling you. Should the shoebox be open when you go to answer the call, or the cup looks disturbed, run – you just released a spirit back into the human world.