Almost everyone loves Halloween. I’d say everyone loves it, but I’m sure there are two or three who don’t. Trick-or-Treating, fun costumes, the cooler weather, fallen leaves swirling in the wind — all of it combines to make the holiday a fun and magical one. If you and your family love Halloween, you’ll no doubt enjoy some Halloween-themed games. Such games are fun for the whole family to play to get in the mood of the holiday, but they are also perfect for kids and teens to play at Halloween parties.
1. Are you familiar with the Jenga game where you have to pull pieces from a towering stack and place them on the top, making sure the tower doesn’t topple over? This is a Halloween version of it. Instead of plain rectangular blocks, the pieces are shaped like bones. Not only do the bone shapes had to the Halloween mood, but they also add a little additional challenge. Adults and children will enjoy this game for one or more players.
2. You knew there had to be one, right? There is a Monopoly game version for just about everything. This one is for Halloween. As in all Monopoly games, players buy and trade properties, but these properties have a Halloween theme: Witch Way, Mummy Mansion, Eyeball Alley, and more. Instead of passing Go, players run through the graveyard. You won’t be buying houses and hotels either. You’ll be buying haunted houses and trading them in for full moons. You may land on a space where you’ll pick up either a “trick” or a “treat” card. What might you get? You could win a pumpkin carving contest or you could get caught soaping windows! Game pieces also have a Halloween theme: ghost, pumpkin, cat, caramel apple, a bat, or a witch’s hat. The game is for 2 to 6 players.
Ages 8 and up.
3. Bone bender? That sounds painful! But it’s not. It’s just Twister-like game with a spooky theme. Like the original Twister game, this one comes with a game spinner and a 45″ x 77″ mat and gets player maneuvering, twisting, and contorting their bodies in order to touch their hands and feet to the appropriate spots on the mat. Instead of colors, though, the spots include pictures of a witch, a ghost, a jack-o-lantern, and a skull. The game is for 2 to 4 players.
Ages 6 and up
4. Here’s another old favorite with a Halloween theme. It may not sound like a Halloween theme, unless you are familiar with the Nightmare Before Christmas movie. The patient getting the operation in this version of the game is Oogie Boogie, the Boogeyman character from the movie. You have to operate on him to cure him of a number of ghoulish diseases: crawling flesh, spider veins, and snake eyes are three of the “funatomy” parts to be removed. The game is for 1 or more players.
Ages 6 and up
5. Spot it! games are essentially matching games of speed. The game consist of 55 round cards, each of which has 8 symbols on it. No two cards will have more than one matching symbol. This Halloween-themed version has the appropriate spooky Halloween symbols, which inlude a spider web, a witch’s hat, a pumpkin, a bone, Dracula, Frankenstein, a ghost, Halloween candy, and many, many more. There are five ways to play the game and each way provides lots of “spirited” competition and plenty of laughs. The game can be played by 2 to 8 players.
Ages 7 and up
6. Kids and adults alike love the Peanuts gang – Charlie Brown, his sister Sally, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, Pigpen, and all the others. One favorite Peanuts story is the one where Linus waits up on Halloween night to catch a glimpse of his hero “The Great Pumpkin” as he flies across the land delivering toys to children. This game is based on the beloved story and the Peanuts characters in it. In the game, players help their favorite character make it through the pumpkin patch to Linus. Along the way, they help their character, which is the game piece they move across the board, dress up in a Halloween costume and collect Trick or Treat candy which they will share with Linus. The game is for 2 to 4 players.
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Almost everyone loves Halloween. I'd say everyone loves it, but I'm sure there are two or three who don't. Trick-or-Treating, fun costumes, the cooler weather, fallen leaves swirling in the wind -- all of it combines to make the holiday a fun and magical one. If you and your...
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