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Halloween Party Games

SpookMaster is all about Halloween and we have 12 Halloween party games to go with our hundreds of pumpkin carving patterns and tasty Halloween recipes. Let SpookMaster help make your party something special!


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HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN HUNT HALLOWEEN PICTIONARY PIN THE NOSE ON THE PUMPKIN
BUILD A MONSTER MUMMY WRAP SCARY OBJECTS MEMORY GAME
TELLING A SCARY TALE CREATE A HALLOWEEN SCENE MONSTER TAG
PASS THE PUMPKIN ARE YOU A GOOD WITCH SCARY STORYTELLING

Halloween Pumpkin Hunt

Object of the Game
Find all the hidden pumpkins, the person who finds the most points wins.

What You Need
10 miniature white pumpkins
10 miniature orange pumpkins
10 miniature gourds
Or yellow, white and orange construction paper & scissors
Black felt tip marker

What To Do
Buy ten white miniature pumpkins, ten orange miniature pumpkins, and ten miniature gourds. You can also use construction paper and cut out the same making ten orange, ten yellow and ten white pumpkins. Using a black marker, draw funny faces on each pumpkin and gourd. Write the number 1 on the backs of the white pumpkins. Write the number 5 on the backs of the orange pumpkins. Write the number 10 on the backs of the gourds (or yellow paper pumpkins). Hide them in your yard or house, wherever the party is being held. Then instruct the guests to find as many of the pumpkins and gourds before you say "Stop!" When they are done, everyone adds up the number and the one with the most points wins.

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Halloween Pictionary

Object of the Game
Collect points by drawing pictures and guessing what scary words the pictures stand for.

What You Need
Plastic pumpkin (or other container), chalk board or drawing board, slips of paper.

What To Do
If you are familiar with the game of Pictionary, then you'll know what to do. If not, a short explanation: Pictionary is a game played by two teams of people. One team sends a person up to a board to draw a word in picture then the team must guess what it is. This is a Halloween version of that game.

Before the party, make slips of paper with Halloween words such as Mummy, Tombstone, Bats, Vampires, Jack-O-Lantern, Spider, Witch, Black Cat, Candy Corn, etc. Place them in a bowl of some kind, (a plastic child's pumpkin for trick or treating works great). Divide the partygoers into two teams. One player from the first team starts by picking a slip of paper from the bowl. Use a chalkboard, erasable marker board, or large pad of drawing paper and pen to draw items related to the word, players can not write the word. Their team tries to guess the word. Set a 2-minute time limit. The other team goes next. Keep rotating until everyone has a chance to draw. You can keep score and have one team win, or just play for the fun of it.

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Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin

Object of the Game
Like "Pin the Tail on the Donkey", this game has you pinning a nose on a Jack-O-Lantern.

What You Need
A pumpkin (real, artificial or made from cardboard). A pumpkin nose made from black construction paper, pushpins or tape, and a blindfold.

What To Do
You can use a real pumpkin, an artificial pumpkin or large drawing or picture of a pumpkin on corkboard. Pre-cut and have ready a black construction paper nose. The pumpkin should have eyes and a mouth already cut out or glued on with an open spot for the nose. Blindfold each player as they take a turn to play. Spin each player around three times and let him or her go. They must try to pin the nose on the pumpkin in the correct spot. The other kids can yell "Hot" or "Cold" if they are missing the pumpkin completely. Use a pushpin to attach the nose, it's easier on little thumbs and not as dangerous as regular thumbtacks for attaching a nose. For smaller children, use tape. The player that comes closest to the right spot is the winner.

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Build a Monster

Object of the Game
There are no winners or losers in this game, you are building a Frankenstein type monster. Kids and adults will have fun with the outcome.

What You Need
A blown up clip art picture or a large picture of a funny monster, cut into pieces. You can also use a SpookMaster pattern. You also need a place to put them all up, push pins or tape, and a blindfold.

What To Do
Find or draw a picture of a Frankenstein type monster's body or head. Cut the body into pieces and lay out. What you want to do is blindfold each player, spin him or her around three times (like Pin The Nose on the Pumpkin) and have them pin a body part to your monster. They will build a very funny looking monster. Make enough body parts so each child has one to put up. When they are all done, take a look at your creation! It will probably look very funny and everyone will have a good laugh!

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Mummy Wrap

Object of the Game
The first team to wrap their mummy wins!

What You Need
Lots of toilet paper. Lots and lots and lots of toilet paper! You'll need about three rolls per group.

What To Do
Here's the classic bridal shower "Toilet Paper Bride" game changed around for Halloween and kids. Divide the kids into smaller groups, four kids per group is usually good: one for the mummy, three to wrap.

The object is for each group to wrap their mummy faster than the other groups but doing a good job. You can have a winner for the best mummy or a race for the fastest mummy wrapped, or no winner at all.

To organize it a bit, try letting each group draw jobs, one child might pick the mummy slip of paper, one gets wrapper, etc (via emily hsieh). You can also break this down further to give each child a job like wrapping arms and legs, one wraps the torso, etc. Keep the eyes, mouth and nose uncovered, don't throw the toilet paper around the room. This game works better with older, more behaved kids.

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Scary Objects Memory Game

Object of the Game
This game will test each player's memory of what they see on a tray full of objects for a short time.

What You Need
A tray, a cloth that covers it, 20-25 small Halloween related objects, pencils and paper. You can find all kinds of small, inexpensive Halloween trinkets that are great for this game.

What To Do
Using about 20 to 25 different Halloween related items, such as rubber bats, spiders, skulls, ghosts, etc. and place a few of them on a tray. Cover it with a cloth. Give each player a paper and pencil. Players sit in a circle around the tray and the cloth is removed for 60 seconds. When the time is up, replace the cloth. The players write down everything they can remember seeing on the tray. The person that gets the most items is the winner. You can keep the game going by having more items to add to the tray. Remove a few of the beginning items and add some new ones.

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Telling a Scary Tale

Object of the Game
Each person gets one minute to make up a scary tale.

What You Need
Index cards, a pen, a minute timer.

What To Do
Get a pack of index cards and a pen. Write a phrase on each card that would be a scary line for story or that has to do with Halloween (see below for ideas). Get a minute timer. Then pass around the deck of cards face down. Turn down the lights and light a candle to set the mood or give each person a flashlight to hold under their face as they speak.

Each player picks a card from the deck and begins to spin a tale for one minute. When the minute is up, he/she hands the cards to the next person, who picks one and turns the story another direction. Each person should repeat the last line spoken by the previous person so the story keeps going. The game ends when the last person has taken a turn, when the cards run out or when everyone has had enough of it. It's an endless game! This game is better for children over the age of 6 to adults.

It was a stormy night ...
The coffin creaked ...
A banshee screamed ...
A body lay in the corner! It looked like ...
The skeleton stood up and shook itself off ...
As the light switched on, rats scattered ...
Suddenly the severed head opened its eyes...
The ghost moaned ...

The candlelight flickered in the wind ...
Inside the boiling pot, a hand bobbed ...
The claws belonged to a wolfman ...
The door creaked open. It was a vampire ...
The goblet was filled with blood ...
From the open grave rose a ...
I felt something moving on my shoulder, it was ...

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Create a Halloween Scene

Object of the Game
Make the scariest scene that you can with your props. This is a good game for an adult party, not kids.

What You Need
Old clothes, plastic skeletons, mannequins, body parts, Halloween make-up, fake blood, fake knives, fake hatchets, anything that you can think of to throw into the boxes that will be handy for this game. Be creative!

What To Do
Use either two plastic skeletons or two mannequins. Take them apart in but keep them in separate piles. Pick an area in your yard for building the scenes. Have a box of props such as fake knives, hatchets, costumes and wigs, and a makeup selection like fake blood, white, black and green grease paint. Put different things in each box so each team has something different to work with. Divide your guests into two teams. Set a time limit, let the teams go and start timing. The goal is to see who can put together the scariest scene using what they have.

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Monster Tag

Object of the Game
Something like the game of Tag, but with a twist. A scary monster races around trying to catch some victims!

What You Need
An ugly monster mask, monster hands, and a blindfold.

What To Do
Pick an area of your house or yard that is large enough to mark off a circle. You'll need to use some masking tape or rope to close in the circle as this will be the playing ground for your "monster". It goes without saying that you'll need to make the inside of the circle free of any objects that they might trip over or run into.

Toss a coin to pick the first "Monster". The monster wears a monster mask and monster hands. They also have a blindfold placed over their eyes so they can't see. This is a hearing and touching game. All players have to stay within the circle while the monster wanders around with their arms reaching out to catch the players. When the "monster" moans or growls, all the players must moan or growl back and extend their arms. This is how the "monster" finds his/her victims. When a player gets tagged, he or she becomes the next "monster" and gets to wear the mask.

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Pass the Pumpkin

Object of the Game
This game is played in teams that race to be the first to pass the miniature pumpkins without using their hands.

What You Need
Miniature pumpkins.

What To Do
Pick teams of about six to eight people and have them stand in a line. You can go boy-girl or random. For a teen party, boy/girl maybe a great icebreaker for the kids. Each team gets a mini pumpkin that the first person places under their chin. The mini pumpkin is passed down the line, person to person by holding it under their chin and passing it this way, no hands allowed! The person holding the mini pumpkin can stand in front of the next person for easier passing. All teams start at the same time, first team to get their pumpkin to the end of the row and back again to the starting person is the winner.

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Are You a Good Witch?

Object of the Game
This game uses "ESP" to determine the color of the colored spots on bats.

What You Need
Witch's cauldron or hat or plastic pumpkin, plastic or rubber bats, paint or markers, pencil and paper.

What To Do
Get a plastic witch's cauldron like the kind used to put candy in for Halloween. Get all the players to sit in a circle and place the cauldron in the center of the circle. Choose a player to be the "witch", get a witch's pointy hat to let them wear while they are "witch".

You'll need some plastic or rubber bats, there should have one less bat than the number of players you have. If you have 6 players, use 5 bats. Before the game take the plastic bats and color or paint a spot on the bottom of each so that the spot is not visible from the top. Use two different colors so some are one color and some are another, like blue and white.

Put the bats, marks face down, into the cauldron. Pass the cauldron around and everyone chooses a bat without letting the "witch" see the color on the bottom. The "witch" sits in the middle and tries to guess the color of each player's bat's spot. As the "witch" goes from player to player, they get help from the bat holders, who try to tell them psychically "see" their color.

Have each player, when it is his or her turn, think hard about the color (like "blue, blue, blue"). After the "witch" guesses, right or wrong, the bat holder reveals their color to the "witch". Someone will be sitting nearby to add up the number of rights. When each "witch" gets to the end, the next person gets a turn as "witch". When each player has had their turn at being the "witch", the player who has the most powerful ESP and got the most right is the winner.

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Scary Storytelling

Object of the Game
Send scary messages around the circle and listen to the funny way they change from person to person!

What You Need
Nothing but people and a short message. Make it something scary for this game during Halloween.

What To Do
The larger the group for this game, the better. Get everyone to sit in a large circle or so each person is about an arm's length apart and can pass this along easily. Have one person pre-picked to start the game and start the original message going.

Have the "originator" whisper a short scary message into the ear of the person sitting to the right of them. They are only allowed to whisper the message one time. That person then whispers it to the person on his or her right, on down the line. When the message reaches the person sitting to the left of the "originator" or at the end of the line, the message is spoken aloud. The original message seldom arrives at the end in the same form that it started.

Start the game again using the person to the right of the originating storyteller. It's usually a very funny game, seeing how distorted the message became while it traveled around the circle or down the line.

Tongue twisters are great for this game. Some example messages:

Jack-O-Lanterns used to be carved from turnips. They held a lump of coal instead of a candle.

The ghastly, greedy, green ghost got on the gray grave and groaned greatly.

Peter Pumpkin picked a peck of pretty pumpkins. If Peter Pumpkin picked a peck of pretty pumpkins, how many pretty pumpkins did Peter Pumpkin pick?

Scary Sherry sells scary skeletons to squirmy, scaly snickering snakes.

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