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  • Writer's pictureHarshita Malhotra

Best scary or haunted games

Updated: Nov 27, 2022

We somehow love to be scared. And there is nothing more fun

than a good scare between friends. Here we give you some

ideas to organize games for your next sleepover.

Three kings

Three Kings is a scary game if you have questions that Google

can't answer. You put three chairs in your basement: one is "the

throne" you sit on, and the other two hold mirrors for "queen" and "foolish" spirits to enter. After summoning the demons, you have exactly one hour and one minute to ask questions. It's silly fun, except for one catch:

you need a partner who will call you back to the real world

when your time is up. There's nothing like admitting to a friend that you need demonic therapy.

Elevator game

A game that involves pressing buttons and following

instructions should be ideal for most adults. Although data

entry rarely leads to portals to other worlds and spooky women waiting to eat a human soul.

It is discussed whether the elevator game should be played

alone or can be played with friends. But either way, for

starters, hop on an elevator. And it's important to note that if

someone gets on or off the elevator at any point in the

sequence, they have to start over.

Press the fourth-floor button.

Press the second-floor button.

Press the sixth-floor button.

Press the second-floor button.

Press the tenth-floor button.

Press the fifth-floor button. If a woman comes in here, don't

talk to her! She's not human and will take you if you do.

Press the first-floor button. The elevator goes up or down.

When you land on the first floor, get off the elevator! When you

land on the 10th floor you are in the other world. The woman

who went up to the fifth floor may be trying to speak to you,

don't answer her. You will know you are in the other world

because your phone isn't working and you can't see anything through the windows except a red cross.

The picture game

If you play The Picture Game well, you will capture a photo of a

ghost! To play, you will need a rope or string, two small

mirrors, a camera with the flash on, a glass of alcohol, and

something sharp like scissors or a knife.

First, make a circle with the rope and tie it, then place it on the

floor in the middle of the room. Place the alcohol glass in the

center of the circle and, with the lights off, sit around the circle with your mirrors facing the ceiling in front of you. Close your eyes and hold hands, and each person, in turn, should say, "I trust you." Then he sings in unison three times: "The door is open, please come in." Congratulations, if there's a ghost around, just let it in.

Open your eyes and move the camera around in circles.

Whoever has the camera should take a picture of what's in

front of them, remember, flash and say, "I got you." Do not look

at the photos yet - repeat this process three times.

To complete the game and hopefully send all the ghosts you

summoned back to their place of origin, everyone must say "It's

time to go home" together and turn the mirrors upside down.

Turn on the light, cut the open circle of the rope, and now you

can view your photos.

Dead man dead man, take me to your grave

This game will make your arms raise by themselves. To play, all

you need is a friend to help you. One person closes their eyes

while the other says, "Count to 10 in your head, then nod." Once

this is done, the person speaking moves the other person's arms back and forth 10 times.

Repeat this process several times, going from 10 times to five,

then seven, then three times. When finished, have the person

speaking snap their fingers and repeat "dead man, dead man,

take me to your grave" three times until the other person's arms rise of their own accord.

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary is a classic scary game where players try to

summon the ghost of Bloody Mary in a bathroom mirror.

“Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary” you have to repeat

the name three times in front of the mirror, in the light of three

candles, and at midnight. You know there's nothing to it, you

could sing Bloody Mary's name till you turn blue and no one

more interesting than your brave self would look at you

through that Mirror but what if she turns up?

Oija board

The ouija is a wooden board with an alphabet and numbers

connecting an alleged contact with spirits. One of the oldest

scary games out there, a perfect spooky evening for anyone

who doesn't just want to talk to ghosts but also get some advice.

The board has a moving pointer in the center of the board. All

players place their index fingers on the triangle. On each side of

the plaque is a yes and on the other side a no; above it is a hello

and below it goodbye and the letters of the alphabet in a circle.

At the start of the game, each participant asks a question and

waits for the pointer to move to one letter and then another until they form a word.

Charlie Charlie

Sometimes known as The Pencil Game, Charlie Charlie is a way

to contact a certain spirit, a boy named Charlie. You need

pencils and paper to play this game. Draw an X on a piece of

paper. Label two of the resulting V-shaped sections “no” and

two of them “yes”. Place two overlapping pencils on each line of

your X and cross them in the middle. Now it's time to ask,

"Charlie, Charlie, are you there?" And then ask more of your

questions. We're not sure if he would answer but if it would, be prepared to be amazed.

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