Need Games for Your Halloween Parties? These Are Scary Good (and Actually Fun!)

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Need Games for Your Halloween Parties? These Are Scary Good (and Actually Fun!)


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Play Would You Rather: Spooky Edition

Pick Your Poison Adult Card Game

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Play Would You Rather: Spooky Edition

Pick Your Poison Adult Card Game

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You know the rules here—just make it Halloween and make sure everyone has a full glass of punch.

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Play a Scary Movie Drinking Game

favorsandstuffdesign Scary Movie Trivia

Scary Movie Trivia

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Play a Scary Movie Drinking Game

favorsandstuffdesign Scary Movie Trivia

The rules are simple. Take a sip every time…

  1. Somebody screams.
  2. Somebody runs.
  3. The killer is inside the house.
  4. You cover your eyes.
  5. You jump.

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This ~Haunting~ Twist on Charades

Death Charades Silly Party Card Game

Silly Party Card Game

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This ~Haunting~ Twist on Charades

Death Charades Silly Party Card Game

Get ready to put those acting skills to work in this twisted game of death charades. And trust, it’s not as simple as it sounds. Good luck acting out “ate the silica gel pack.”

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Play Some Pong

Glow in The Dark Beer Pong

Glow in The Dark Beer Pong

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Play Some Pong

Glow in The Dark Beer Pong

Not only are these cups sick, but those eye “balls” are oh-so festive for the occasion. Chasing the ball after a missed shot will look just slightly creepier.

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Find the Liar

Stellar Factory Werewolf

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Find the Liar

Stellar Factory Werewolf

Here’s a card game that’s gotta be on your radar. You can play with up to 35 people, and Werewolf is all about deceiving your way to victory. Spooky stuff.

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Discover Your Fate

Halloween Haunted Fate Prize Wheel

Halloween Haunted Fate Prize Wheel

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Discover Your Fate

Halloween Haunted Fate Prize Wheel

Take a spin on this wheel, and figure out what’s next for you. After all, nothing is freakier than the future, right?

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Mingle, Mix, and Mingle Some More

Halloween Mix & Mingle Bingo

Halloween Mix & Mingle Bingo

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Mingle, Mix, and Mingle Some More

Halloween Mix & Mingle Bingo

This is indeed a great way to get things started at a function. Obvi mixing social circles can be slightly awk sometimes, so if that’s the situation, whip this game out and watch the ice break.

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Get Your Turn in the Hot Seat

Hot Seat The Party Game That’s All About You

The Party Game That's All About You

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Get Your Turn in the Hot Seat

Hot Seat The Party Game That’s All About You

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Plz tell us what’s more scary than being in the hot seat…we’ll wait. This game is not for the weak. The player in the hot seat draws a card and answers the question on it. All the other players try to guess the response that was written by you, and some of their answers may surprise you.

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Try Not to Get Stabbed in the Back

Rookie Mage Games Don’t Get Stabbed!

Don't Get Stabbed!

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Try Not to Get Stabbed in the Back

Rookie Mage Games Don’t Get Stabbed!

This is the party game where you get to kill your friends (for pretend, ofc). One player is the killer. Everyone else are potential victims. Good luck and may the cards be ever in your favor.

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BYOB: Bring Your Own Bites

Supersweetparty Black Coffin Grazing Board

Black Coffin Grazing Board

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BYOB: Bring Your Own Bites

Supersweetparty Black Coffin Grazing Board

What’s a Halloween party without spooky treats? With everyone chipping in to bring their fave savory and sweet snacks, don’t be surprised to end the night in a scary good food coma. And, if you’re feeling feisty, go ahead and bring some treats infused with your favorite adult potions *wink wink*.

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Choose Your Own Adventure.

Big Potato Big Potato Bucket Of Doom

Big Potato Bucket Of Doom

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Choose Your Own Adventure.

Big Potato Big Potato Bucket Of Doom

You’ve gotta use your imagination here. This game has players pick out a dreadful scenario from the Bucket of Doom, and narrate what their escape plan would look like.

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Have a Witch Hat Ring Toss

Halloween Games Inflatable Witch Hat Ring Toss Game

Halloween Games Inflatable Witch Hat Ring Toss Game

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Have a Witch Hat Ring Toss

Halloween Games Inflatable Witch Hat Ring Toss Game

This is way harder than it looks, trust me. Plus, it’s the perfect game to play with a drink in your hand.

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Host a Murder Mystery Party

University Games Murder Mystery Party – A Taste for Wine & Murder

Murder Mystery Party - A Taste for Wine & Murder

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Host a Murder Mystery Party

University Games Murder Mystery Party – A Taste for Wine & Murder

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Murder! Plot twists! Wine! Sounds like the makings of a great night. When your guests arrive, assign them a character and see who can solve the crime first.

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Put a Pin in It

Pin the Eyeball

Pin the Eyeball

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Put a Pin in It

Pin the Eyeball

There’s nothing like bringing back all of the classic childhood birthday party games, and getting a couple of drinks involved. Pin the eyeball on the zombie becomes 10x more fun that way.

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Jenga With a Spooky Twist

HomePlace Stack The Bones Game

Stack The Bones Game

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Jenga With a Spooky Twist

HomePlace Stack The Bones Game

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There are so many ways you can switch up the game of Jenga for a game night that’s truly bad to the bone, whether you want the person who loses to down their “witch’s brew” or write different Halloween-themed prompts on each bone to be pulled.

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See Who Gets Caught By the Grim Reaper First

University Games Stupid Deaths The Party Game

Stupid Deaths The Party Game

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See Who Gets Caught By the Grim Reaper First

University Games Stupid Deaths The Party Game

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In this ghoulish board game, it’s all about the survival of the fittest. Race your friends as you try to escape the Grim Reaper and guess the craziest deaths over the centuries. Guess right, and you get to move forward on the board. Get it wrong, and you’re one step closer to the clutches of Mr. Death himself.

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Make Your Vote Count

Halloween Costume Contest

Halloween Costume Contest

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Make Your Vote Count

Halloween Costume Contest

We all know the best part of Halloween is flexing your costumes, so you’ve gotta reward the girlies who really put the effort in. Have everyone vote, and celebrate the top three with gold medals.

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Brew Up Some Bevs

Union Square & Co. Cocktail-Making Contest

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Cocktail-Making Contest

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Brew Up Some Bevs

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Have everyone take a stab at one of these spooky cocktail recipes, then test them all to see whose is the best. (Tbh, there are no losers here.)

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Break the Ice

Actually Curious Actually Curious, Curiosity Edition

Actually Curious, Curiosity Edition

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Break the Ice

Actually Curious Actually Curious, Curiosity Edition

A game with clever conversation-starters on each card is a fun way to break the ice during the Halloween festivities—especially if you’ve got people from different friend groups all gathering together.

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Guess How Many

Muruseni Guess How Many Candy Corns

Guess How Many Candy Corns

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Guess How Many

Muruseni Guess How Many Candy Corns

I like to think of guessing games like this one as the greatest equalizers. Unless one of your friends has got some next-level estimation skills, it’s always a toss-up to see whose guess is the closest.

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