As the air turns crisp and the leaves turn into their autumn hues, it can mean only one thing: Halloween is on its way. That’s why I’ve prepared a bewitching list of 67+ spine-tinglingly fun and scary Halloween games that will delight both kids and adults!
Whether you’re hosting a haunted house party, need classroom activities for little ghouls and witches, organizing a neighborhood trick-or-treat gathering, or just craving some eerie family entertainment, this curated collection of Halloween-themed games is your one-stop cauldron of magical fun.
So, let’s stop wasting time and dive right into the list of Halloween games!
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Classic Halloween Games
I’m starting with the traditional Halloween party game and activity ideas everyone loves playing.
1. Bobbing for Apples
Apple Bobbing is a classic Halloween game that involves filling a large tub with water and floating apples in it. Then, your guests should try to get the apples out. The catch? They must catch the apples using only their mouths, which makes the whole process a hilarious and wet adventure.
2. Donut Hanging Game
The Donut hanging game adds a delicious twist to the Halloween party. In this entertaining game, donuts are hung from strings at different heights. The contestants, with their hands tied behind their backs, must eat the dangling donuts without letting them fall to the ground.
3. Ping Pong Pumpkin
Get ready for some Halloween-themed target practice with Ping Pong Pumpkin. Players take turns bouncing ping pong balls into the pumpkin-decorated cups from a designated distance. It’s a game you can easily adapt to all ages and even host a competition. So fun!
4. Monster Mash Musical Chairs
Monster Mash Musical Chairs is a Halloween-themed variation of the beloved game.
Arrange chairs in a circle, play some monster tunes, and let the fun begin! When the music stops, everyone runs to claim a chair. But beware – one chair disappears with each round! Who will be the last one seated?
Your party guests are going to have a ton of fun and laughter with this one!
5. Eyeball Spoon Relay Race
Get your eyeballs rolling with the Eyeball Spoon Relay Race! Divide the players into teams, and provide them with spoons and eyeball-shaped ping pong balls. Set up a relay race course and have participants carry the eyeballs on their spoons, passing them to teammates. The first team to complete the race without dropping an eyeball wins!
6. Guess the Pumpkin’s Weight
Put your guessing skills to the test with Guess the Pumpkin’s Weight! This Halloween activity features a massive pumpkin, and your party guests get to take their best guess at how heavy it is. Offer a special prize for the person who gets closest to the pumpkin’s actual weight.
Halloween Games for Kids
7. Mummy Sack Race
Kids are really having a great time with this Mummy sack race! Just wrap white crepe streamers around their legs and have them run a mummified gunny-sack race! So much fun!
8. Zombie Tag
Prepare for a hauntingly good time with Zombie Tag! Choose one player to be the “zombie,” and watch as the others sprint, dodge, and strategize to stay one step ahead.
9. Guess How Many Eyeballs
Join in the eerie excitement of Guess How Many Eyeballs! Fill a jar with these awesome plastic eyeballs and challenge your friends and family to guess the precise number inside. Whoever comes closest to the actual count wins a spine-tingling prize.
10. Pumpkin Patch Stomp
The rules are very simple, and it’s a huge fun to play Pumpkin Patch Stomp anytime!
11. Pass the Pumpkin Game with Music
The Pass the Pumpkin Game with Music is a Halloween twist on the classic “hot potato” game. Gather your friends and form a circle while passing a pumpkin to the beat of spooky tunes. When the music stops, whoever is holding the pumpkin faces a fun challenge or wins a sweet treat.
12. Pumpkin Piñata
A Halloween-themed pinata is a great idea for any kids’ party!
13. Pin the Boo Ghost Printable
Print out, laminate, and have a ton of fun with this cute Pin the Boo Ghost printable!
14. Witch Pitch Candy Corn Toss
You’re going to need your hot glue gun for this Witch-pitch candy corn toss game, but I promise, your efforts are going to be worth it! This is one of my favorite Halloween games!
15. Feed The Monster Halloween Game
Prepare for a monster-sized dose of fun with the Feed The Monster Halloween Game!
16. Spider Web Gross Motor Activity
Engage in some spooky and active fun with the Spider web gross motor activity! This Halloween game is a fantastic way to keep kiddos occupied, even if they’re alone and still waiting for their friends to come to your Halloween party!
17. DIY Skeleton Arm Ring Toss
Elevate your Halloween celebration with the DIY Skeleton Arm Ring Toss, a bone-chilling, entertaining game!
18. Halloween Games: Musical Pumpkins
Turn up the Halloween fun with Musical Pumpkins! Participants dance around printed pumpkins while music fills the air. When the music stops, they must quickly find a pumpkin to sit on.
19. Spider YoYo Game
Unleash your inner spider-master with the Spider YoYo Memory Game and catchall the bugs with your spider yoyo!
20. Halloween ‘I Spy’ Game
Need the perfect game for keeping the kids busy while they’re waiting for everyone to arrive? I’ve got you covered with this free printable Halloween ‘I Spy’ Game.
Halloween Games for Teens and Tweens
21. Halloween Mystery Box (Feel What’s in the Box)
Dive into the world of Halloween mystery with the “Feel What’s in the Box” game! It comes with printable labels, too!
22. Mummy Wrap Contest
Wrap up your Halloween party with a dose of laughter and creativity through the Mummy Wrap Contest! This one is always hilarious!
23. Poke a Pumpkin
Join in the pumpkin-poking excitement with the Poke-a-Pumpkin game! Hidden inside are surprises and treats waiting to be discovered.
24. Eyeball Pong Halloween Game
Join in the hauntingly fun Eyeball Pong Halloween Game, a spooky twist on the classic party favorite!
25. Fear Factor Eating Challenge
Prepare to test your taste buds with a Fear Factor Eating Challenge! Here are 100 different and disgusting foods to choose from!
26. Halloween Games: Eyeball Dig
Get ready for a sensory delight with Eyeball Dig, the perfect Halloween game to keep the whole family engaged! Everyone loves it!
27. Pass the Skeleton Bone Race
Gear up for a bone-rattling race with the Pass the Skeleton Bone Race!
Outdoor Games for Halloween
28. Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Don’t miss the chance to send the kids on a haunted Halloween scavenger hunt around the neighborhood.
29. Ghost and Pumpkin Bowling
Upcycle some yogurt bottles for this fun DIY Ghost and Pumpkin Bowling Halloween game!
30. Halloween Games: Pumpkin Golf
Tee up for a unique Halloween adventure with Pumpkin Golf!
31. Pumpkin Mini Golf
Craft a mini-golf course filled with pumpkin obstacles and challenge players to sink the perfect putt. So much fun!
32. Pumpkin Sweep
Pumpkin Sweep – a game all about precision and goofy moments, as pumpkins go flying in every direction. Armed with brooms, players go head-to-head as they sweep pumpkins towards the finish line.
33. Fill Up the Pumpkin with Popcorn Races
In Fill Up the Pumpkin with Popcorn Races, party guests race against the clock to fill a pumpkin with popcorn using a small bucket.
34. Fizzing Eyeball Game
Prepare to be mesmerized by the Fizzing Eyeball Game! It’s science meets Halloween fun in the most captivating way!
35. Pumpkin & Witch’s Broom Race
Race against time in the Pumpkin & Witch’s Broom Race!
Indoor Halloween Games
36. Mini Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe
Challenge your friends and family to a Halloween twist on the well-known classic game of Mini Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe.
37. DIY Printable Pumpkin Twister
DIY Printable Pumpkin Twister takes the classic Twister game and gives it a Halloween makeover.
38. Pumpkin Drop Game
Blend Halloween crafts and play by making your own DIY Pumpkin drop game with ball pit balls and toilet paper rolls.
39. Halloween Games: Pop Goes the Pumpkin
Make your Halloween party unforgettable with the Pop Goes the Pumpkin game! Watch as the air fills with laughter, sparkles, and glitter as your party guests take turns bursting balloons to pop confetti all around! You can make it with candy-filled balloons, too!
40. Witch Hat Ring Toss
Toss the rings onto the pointed hats, and with each successful landing, you’ll be one step closer to becoming the Witch Hat Ring Toss Champion.
41. Pin the Spider on the Web
Get tangled in the web of fun with ‘Pin the Spider on the Web,’ a classic Halloween party game, perfect for kids of all ages.
42. Halloween Games: Pumpkin Catapult
Build your own Pumpkin catapult and host a fun competition with your guests! A fun idea would be to build a bigger one, so you could shoot mini-pumpkins, not candy. So fun!
43. Printable Halloween Bingo
This is such a cute Halloween bingo game and they offer free printable game boards that you can play at any Halloween party or for a family fun night! Free Printable Halloween Bingo Game
44. Ghost Bingo
Want a different version of the game try this one and you can find it at it’s halloween GHOST bingo!
Games about Horror and Halloween Movies
45. Halloween Movie Master Game
“Halloween Movie Master allows you to set up 10 – 15 movies props and target the title, a scene or a character in the movie. Some might be easy, while others will be hard but it will all be based on horror movie knowledge.” HALLOWEEN MOVIE MASTER GAME
46. Halloween Movie Trivia
“Tons of great Halloween trivia questions with easy questions for kids and more challenging options for adults! Whether you’re looking for a Halloween trivia game, questions to ask your classroom, or even just fun Halloween questions to ask yourself – you’ll find them here!” FREE PRINTABLE HALLOWEEN TRIVIA QUESTIONS GAME
47. Famous Halloween Movie Quote Game
“There are 12 quotations from various horror movies that a horror movie buff can easily recognize.” Free Printable Halloween Horror Movie Quotes Quiz
48. Halloween Movie Picture Clues
Try this spin-off on Pictionary – Halloween Pictionary: Fun for The Whole Family This Year
49. Horror Movie Emoji Pictionary
Or for something a little more unique try this version Free Printable Horror Movie Emoji Pictionary Quiz
50. Costume Parade and Contest
If you’re looking for something easy, try a costume parade or contest, and you can find a bunch of ideas here: Ideas for an Halloween Costume Contest
Arts and Crafts
51. Spider Races Game
With just a few supplies and a little creativity you can create and play this fun game. Who doesn’t love a good race?!!! The Spider Race – A Halloween Party Game for Kids
52. DIY Halloween Masks
I remember when my mom gave me a paper plate to create with and I had so much fun. Why not make kids make some fun masks?
53. Halloween Games: Create Your Monster
“This roll a monster game is a fun drawing game for kids, as well as adults. Be prepared to laugh at the silly monsters your kids create.” Roll A Monster Game – Free Printable
Here are some ideas about everyone’s favorite Halloween decorations – the ones with pumpkins!
54. Pumpkin Decorating Station
Everyone loves a good pumpkin decorating station. You don’t have to carve to have fun. I used to grow pumpkins and give kids dry erase markers to draw on their faces! You can find some ideas here at Halloween Party Ideas Here are some supplies to get you started:
- Acrylic paint (various colors)
- Paint pens or markers (for fine details)
- Glitter, sequins, or rhinestones (for added sparkle)
- Craft glue or hot glue gun
- Ribbon or fabric (for bows and accents)
- Stickers or decals
- Washi tape or masking tape
- Craft foam sheets (for creating 3D elements)
55. Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Here are some no carving ways to decorate your pumpkins.
56. Pumpkin Painting
Have a great time painting pumpkins, note that you’ll need paint that sticks to the pumpkins and often washable paints won’t stick, so I recommend acrylic paint. How to Paint Pumpkins for Halloween!
57. Host a Pumpkin Carving Contest
Pop over here to find some ideas on How to Host a Pumpkin-Carving Competition or Party This Halloween
Haunted House Adventures
58. Escape Room in a Box Board Games
59. Haunted Halloween Gingerbread House Competition
Host a haunted Halloween gingerbread house competition! Either learn how to make one together or ask the guests to bring their own so you can point out the winner and devour them all later.
60. DIY Haunted House Competition
Are you ready to create a fun environment for people to walk through? Here’s How to Transform Your Home into the Spookiest Haunted House
61. Lair of the Spider Queen
Create a fun version of lazer maze in your own home for kids to work their way through. Lair of the Spider Queen: Halloween Game
Online Halloween Games
Check out some online games that you can play right from home. My kid loved to do this the whole month of October.
62. Halloween Checkers
63. Pumpkin Drop
64. Mummy Candies Halloween Memory Game
Halloween Games for Adults
These online games arent’ just for kids, there are plenty out there for adults to have some of the fun too!
65. Pumpkin Consequences
Here is a giant list of games and ideas you can play.
66. Gross Touch Guessing Game
67. Oversized Outdoor Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe
Such a creative idea to use real pumpkins to play a game of tic-tac-toe!
More Halloween Games for Kids and Adults
68. Halloween Treasure Hunt
Who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt? Hop on over to get your list of ideas. FREE PRINTABLE HALLOWEEN TREASURE HUNT FOR KIDS
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Halloween Games Q&A
Where Halloween comes from?
I am sure everyone asked themselves when they were a child: “Where Halloween came from?”
Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve, originated from ancient Celtic festivals held over 2000 years ago, particularly Samhain. It celebrated the end of the harvest season and marked the beginning of the winter. The ancient folks used to believe that on this night, the boundary between the living and the dead blurred, allowing spirits to roam freely.
Over time, it blended with the Roman and Christian traditions, and it incorporated:
- Scary costumes
- Trick-or-treating, and
- Celebration of the supernatural
Who celebrated Halloween first?
Halloween celebrations began with the Celtic festival of Samhain around 2,000 years ago.
Why Halloween is important?
Halloween has cultural and historical significance for several reasons:
- Combines elements of tradition, creativity, and community
- People freely express themselves in fun costumes and Halloween decorations and celebrate diversity
- Take part in festivities that have evolved over centuries
What games do you play for Halloween?
What is a fun Halloween game? All of them are fun! In this blog post above, you can find 67+ ideas about Halloween party games for the best time ever.
What Halloween games to play at home?
The weather on Halloween is going to be really bad, and it would definitely not be a good idea to go outside with the kids? Then, bring the Halloween fun inside with the list of game ideas from above in the post.
If you’re still wondering: What indoor games can you play for Halloween, I’ve included a whole section with games to play at home above.
What are Halloween games for adults?
Halloween games for adults can include (but are not limited to):
- “Murder Mystery” parties
- “Costume Contests”
- “Horror Movie Trivia”
- “Haunted House Challenges”
- “Pumpkin Carving Competitions”
But with some imagination, you can turn any children’s game into an adult’s one with just a few tweaks.
What is the best Halloween activity?
The best Halloween activity often depends on personal preferences, but trick-or-treating is a classic favorite among children. It combines dressing up in costumes and collecting candy, creating cherished memories. Every kiddo loves that!
If you’re asking yourself what is the most popular Halloween activity, alongside trick-or-treating, other highly popular Halloween activities enjoyed by people of all ages are:
- Pumpkin carving and decorating
- Haunted house visits
- Costume parties
What games do you play at a Halloween party?
If you don’t have anything set up in advance to play at your party, you can effortlessly find a ton of fun ideas from the ones listed above in this post! I’ve prepared 67+ different fun Halloween party games that guarantee your party is going to be a blast!
What can my child be for Halloween?
Choosing a Halloween costume for your child can be exciting. You can:
Tap into your creativity and craft a one-of-a-kind costume at home.
Explore costume shops or online retailers for a wide selection of costume options.
Consider renting for a cost-effective option.
Get creative by repurposing clothing items from your child’s wardrobe.
If you want to dive into the Halloween magic alongside your kids, check out our family and couples Halloween costume ideas. You’re gonna love it!
Now that you’re armed with this huge list of ideas for Halloween games, go forth and celebrate the spookiest night of the year with a sense of adventure and a dash of fright! But don’t miss to let me know in the comments which is your favorite game from the list? Am I missing a childhood-favorite of yours? Can’t wait to hear from you!