Thursday, October 3, 2013

I am a big gamer. I love games and laughing and interacting with others through games.. Always have, always will. I feel like it makes everyone just like a little kid, let's their hair down and act a little more fun! Ask anyone who knows me and I always be down to play games. Not Monopoly or board games though, but more interactive games. Tons I have learned through others and am so grateful for the laughs and friendships from these games that have brought us closer.

Halloween is a perfect time for that, ESP if your already dressing up.. What's a couple games? Don't be too cool for a game. Here are some of my Favorite Halloween games to play if u are planning a small party or gathering with kids, close friends or family.

These are fun for kids or adults. 



Donut on a string. 

Make the string different lengths and play this fun game blindfolded or not. Make sure they don't use their hands and the first to finish wins. Make this a relay with teams or a one time individual thing. Take plenty of pics! 


Pumpkin Icebreaker: (adults)

This game is so funny to watch but even more funny to do! Create two large teams and have them stand in single file line. You can do boy girl or girls vs boys. I took 2 oranges and decorated them to look like pumpkins and gave to person in front of the line. I said go and the first person had to start with the orange under their chin and move it to the next person next to them and that person holds onto It with their chin until the orange or pumpkin gets down to the end of the line! No hands can be used and if it drops you start all over! So funny and an icebreaker for sure! 

Halloween Charades:

Divide into two teams and have everyone write down 2-3 Halloween inspired objects onto paper. First person from team A has to describe the object on the paper they chose from the hat until their group guesses. Keep drawing until one is up. I usually find that 40 sec is perfect . Then a person from team B goes and does the same thing until time runs out. 
Keep track of guesses to see which team wins and use these rounds. 
Round 1- describe object chosen on paper
Round 2- act out the word chosen on the paper
Round 3- use ONLY ONE WORD to describe the object on paper. 

Reuse the same words until u get through all three rounds. Such a funny game, esp with men vs women. 


Bobbing for Apples:

This is such a fun tradition and a must do at any kid friendly Halloween party. It's messy but worth it. I found my tin buckets at Home Goods. Fill the bucket with plenty of apples and make it a timed game. Who ever bobs the most wins. Have a dry towel on hand! 

Pin the Face on the Pumpkin or Ghost:

Blindfolded, have the child try to stick the pumpkins face parts to the pumpkin. Need one large pumpkin, black felt with sticky pads on the back. Two cut out eyes, mouth & nose. 

Mummy Wrap:

I had three teams and divided people up evenly. One person from each team stood in front of their team in a single file line & I gave them toilet paper. I timed 10 sec for each team member to wrap their chosen mummy and then switch and hand off to their next team mate. I let 3-5 min go by, letting each individual wrap their mummy 3-6 times. The judge stopped the teams and picked whoever a team mate or mummy was wrapped the most with toilet paper. 

Pumpkin Decorating Contest:

Have everyone bring a pumpkin to the party and have them decorate it there with fun props that you provide and winner gets a prize. Or have the kids make them in advance and vote on the pumpkins to pick the favorite announomously. 

Murder in the Dark: (adults)

Everyone draws a card. There are 2 murderers in a game of 15+ people. Who ever draws the aces are the murderers. The room is darker and people are eating a talking. The murderers are trying to kill people off by not getting caught. They must  (pick one whichever u chose) pinch their shoulder, touch the players palm of their hand, wink at them.. Ect. Once that person sees, they are dead and must announce 2 minutes later that they are dead. Make this sneaky so that it isn't obvious. Move around, talk to people. This makes it fun bc people can still take pictures, eat, talk and participate in the other Halloween festivities at the party. People of the group (inc the murderers) can make accusations and if they are wrong, they are out of the game. 
The party we went to the hosts gave out $50 gift cards to the winners (the murders or the people who guessed that weren't killed off) so fun!!! 


Murder Mafia: (adult game)

Need at least 10people to play. These examples are for a party of 10 people
In advance create envelopes with character inside:
2 killers or mafia members
1 detective
1 angel
6 citizens
1 narrator

Everyone draws a card or envelope. The narrator speaks up and announces he is the narrator for the game. He has everyone close eyes. 
Asks ONLY the Killers to open and make eye contact with other killer members. All agrees quietly and points to the one individual they want to 'kill' The narrator nods and makes not of the person they chose. They close their eyes.
Next has the detective open his eyes and make contact with the narrator. He points quietly to the person he guesses to be a killer member. The narrator nods yes or no if the detective guessed right or wrong. The detective closes his eyes. 
Then he has the angel open his eyes and point to te person he wants to save. The narrator makes note. 
He has the whole circle of players open their eyes and the narrator announces who died.
 The person dead can no longer speak and can keep their eyes open and observe the rest of the game. They are out. 
The whole group starts making guesses as to who the killers could be. People talk and make accusations on who looks guilty. 
The citizens can vote on one person to be a killer member, however whoever made the accusation towards one person has to be the one who dies if their guess is inaccurate. Once someone is chosen to be killed off by the citizens, that person then reveals their hand by saying if they were a killer or a citizen. (They do not announce if they were an angel or a detective) that keeps it more fun so that u don't know if those players are still in the game or not) 
Repeat the process again until all the citizens win bc they discovered who the killers were or the killer members win bc they killed of all the members. 
The more fun people who know each other the better! This game can get pretty fun and heated! Have fun lying and tricking those who trust u :) 

Hope I explained these well. If not message me or leave a comment below and I will try to explain better! xxoo 
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