50 BEST Halloween Games for All Ages

A collection of the best Halloween games for kids, adults, and all ages!

If you’re looking for Halloween games that are perfect for all ages, you’ve come to the right place. With a list of over 45 hilarious Halloween party games that range from wrapping someone up like a mummy to tossing spiders into a spiderweb across the room, these are some of the most fun Halloween party games out there.



45 of the best Halloween games for children, adults, and teens! Perfect for party at home or for school classroom party ideas! Tons of easy ideas you can DIY at home! And even Halloween minute to win it games!

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Best Halloween Games

Whether you’re looking for Halloween games for a classroom party, virtual Halloween activities , or Halloween games for an adults only party, these are some of the best Halloween party games out there!





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Halloween Games Index



Halloween Games for Kids

While these games are all listed as Halloween party games for kids, don’t be spooked – many of these (like truth or dare) work great for adults as well!

Halloween Truth or Scare

Print out these 100+ Halloween inspired clean truth or dare questions for a fun activity to play with kids through adults!

Printed out Halloween truth or dare questions for kids

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Print out this free Halloween scavenger hunt and set up clues around the house with a pumpkin full of treats or little prizes at the end!

Free printable Halloween scavenger hunt

Monster Match Halloween Bingo

Print out these free Monster Match Halloween bingo cards and see who can match up four monsters in a row first. This is the perfect Halloween game for classroom parties! Or if you don’t want to go the monster route, here are some other fun bingo cards !

Halloween bingo cards inspired by Monster Mash

Roll A Jack O Lantern

See who can roll the face for a jack o lantern first in this fun free printable game! Get the free printable and instructions here .

Halloween Decorations Hunt

Go on a family hunt to find different types of Halloween decorations throughout your neighborhood with this Halloween neighborhood scavenger hunt !

Or just have kids search throughout your house for fun Halloween themed items with the other version included with that hunt!

Hand holding a scavenger hunt in front of a door

Print out this fun Halloween word search for some simple old-fashioned Halloween fun! Kids will love seeing how quickly they can find all the Halloween words.

Printed out Halloween word search with a plastic bat and pen

Dress Up

This Halloween dress up game is really fun for kids but could also be played by teens or adults or entire families participating together! Get a group on a virtual call, announce a character or theme, and see who can come up with the best costume in minutes!

Four players on screen in a Halloween dress up game
Olaf was the big winner in our Disney round

Quik Draw!

This is another super fun virtual Halloween game that would be perfect for any age but kids will really enjoy it! This Halloween pictionary type game will have players trying to guess who a character is based on clues then trying to draw them quickly and well!

People on zoom holding up pictures of a skeleton

Ghost Busters

Stack up ghost cups like these ones and have kids try to knock them down by shooting Nerf guns from 10 feet away. Get more fun ghost games from Organize Your Stuff Now .

Ghost cups lined up for one of the most fun Halloween games

Halloween Mystery Boxes

Spray paint Tupperware containers orange and put creepy food inside for kids to touch and guess what it actually is. Get a full list of great creepy food ideas and what they represent (e.g., cooked spaghetti = brains) from Christina’s Adventures here .

Having kids go through mystery boxes is one of the most fun Halloween games there is

Spider Races

Give kids a straw and a plastic spider and have them see who can get their spider across the finish line first. Full details and instructions from Still Playing School here .

Kids doing spider races and other Halloween party games

Pumpkin Toss

Give kids candy pumpkins and have them toss them into plastic cauldrons to see who can get the most points. Full instructions from Playground Parkbench .

Simple Halloween games for kids like this pumpkin toss

Poke a Pumpkin

Similar to this gratitude game , create a punch board that looks like a pumpkin with tricks and treats inside! Get full instructions on how to make a poke a pumpkin from Project Denneler here .

A poke a pumpkin board for the best Halloween party games

An Eyeball in a Haystack

Kids have to search for candy eyeballs in a stack of hay. Get full instructions and more harvest party ideas from Meaningful Mama here .

Finding an eyeball in a haystack is one of the most fun Halloween games

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Halloween Games for Adults (and teens!)

Okay so I’m saying adults but really these are games that are good for either adults only or Halloween games that adults will enjoy – not just the kids – but kids and teens will likely be able to play them as well!

So really adult Halloween games + games for the entire family!

You could also just make any of these party games for adults Halloween themed!

Halloween Group Text Scavenger Hunt

Put together a group text, send out an item, and see who can find it first in this fun spin on a traditional Halloween scavenger hunt! Plus a fun group text scavenger hunt version where the host can actually play – like Halloween tag!

Girl holding a phone with pictures of candy

Halloween Treasure Hunt

Have families, groups, or neighbors hide treasure boxes full of treats for other players to find! Send clues or a treasure map to the group then head off on the best Halloween treasure hunt ever!

Treasure chest in a baby swing

Ghoulish Recall

This Halloween memory game could technically be played by kids as well but it’s better for teens or adults! Show images from this Halloween PowerPoint on a virtual call (or in person) and see who can answer questions about the images after studying them for a minute. You never know what’s going to get asked or who’s going to remember the tiniest little things!

Orange transparent image on top of a bat holding a bucket of candy

Halloween Guess the Gross Food Game

Who can figure out what the real food is their eating first – not bat wings but beef jerky! A race to be the first to eat and name foods, this Halloween gross food game is great for adults, teens, and if you do the candy version – kids!

Holding napkin during guess the food game

Halloween Name that Tune

See who can come up with the real name of these spooky songs in this free printable Halloween game .

A fun and easy Halloween name that tune game

Halloween Charades or Reverse Charades

Play traditional charades, reverse charades (one person guesses while the team acts out the word) or any of these other Halloween themed charades game ideas! And there’s even a set of over 100 Halloween charades words you can print to play!

Full instructions on how to play Reverse Charades (and other fun adult party games here ).

Would You Rather

Use these Halloween would you rather questions for some fun and interesting conversations or use this would you rather game idea for fun ways to make it more competitive!

Purple and orange papers with Halloween themed would you rather questions on them

Halloween Family Feud

A Halloween version of the popular game show Family Feud – teams compete to see if they can guess which answers are the most popular to win points. Get the printables and Family feud questions and answers here.

Kids facing off with family feud questions

Halloween Movie Monster Match

See how many movies you can match to their original monsters! This one goes way back so most likely only adults are going to know the answers but you could totally play with teens too if they’ve seen a lot of movies.

Get the free printable Halloween movie game here!

Printable adult Halloween games for adults

Fear Factor

If you’ve ever seen the TV show, this is a way to bring that TV show to life in an adults-only way! Get creepy challenge ideas (like touching actual worms) and free printable invitations from Dating Divas here .

Reaching into a cup of worms in fun Halloween games for adults

Witches Scattergories

A Halloween version of a classic favorite. Roll a letter and se what Halloween themed words you can come up with without matching others. Get the printable and more instructions from Let’s Get Together here .

Witches scattergories is one of the best Halloween games for adults

Werewolf

This is a personal favorite to play all year long but also works great for Halloween!

Everyone gets a card that tells them if they’re a villager or a Werewolf. Everyone closes their eyes and the werewolves “kill” someone.

Then the entire group has to decide who they think did it and one by one try to figure out who the werewolves are. Get the game and more details here !

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We played this both when I visited Pixar and during the Christopher Robin red carpet event , and I was killed the first round both times. I’m apparently too good at this game.

Werewolf is one of the best Halloween games ever

I Dare Halloween Scavenger Hunt

See who can earn the most points by completing these Halloween dares that are better for adults than kids. Get the printables and more instructions from Wild Truth Designs here .

A dare based Halloween scavenger hunt is one of the most fun Halloween games for adults

Halloween Movie Trivia

Who really knows their Halloween movies? Find out with these free printable Halloween movie trivia cards from A Girl and a Glue Gun ! There’s both an adults version and a kids version if you want to play both!

Halloween movie trivia is one of the most fun Halloween games

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Minute to Win It Halloween Games

I’m a huge fan of minute to win it games – I’ve created over 200 for every party, season, and occasion! One of my favorite things to do for Halloween is a challenge race full of minute to win it games and any of the ones listed below or these fall party games would be perfect!

Don’t know anything about minute to win it games? Start with my minute to win it games page .

Mummy Wrap

Supplies Needed : Toilet Paper

Play: Have two team members work together to wrap up one of the team members like a mummy in toilet paper. Whoever is “the mummy” must be completely wrapped (other than face).

You could use leftover toilet paper for one of these fun Halloween party ideas !

Playing mummy wrap, one of the best Hallowen games

Choose the Candy

Supplies Needed: Large bag of candy and stickers

Play : Open a large bag of candy and put stickers on the bottom on some of the candy (at least equal to the number of teams you have).

One team member must pick a piece of candy, check for a sticker, and if there isn’t a sticker eat the piece of candy. They must keep picking candy pieces until they’ve found a sticker.

Fear Factor (entire team)

Supplies:

Play : Put out a plate of food that the team must eat without using their hands. If you’re doing an adult game, you can do things that might be tougher and grosser to eat (tofu, blue cheese, octopus, etc.).

For kids try a plate full of Halloween themed goodies (cup of dirt, gummy worms, gummy brains, peeled grapes for eyeballs, etc.).

You could also switch it up and do the same thing but make people actually name what they’re eating in this guess the food game .

Fun Halloween Party Games For KidsCostume Change

Supplies:

Play : Have a box full of costume/dress-up clothing and have require one team member to put on 10 (or whatever number) things to complete their costume.

Once they’ve dressed up, been approved, and undressed they can move to the next challenge.

Pumpkin Bowling

Supplies:

Play: Using either toilet paper with faces like ghosts or cans like this example , have a pumpkin and “pins” setup.

Team member must bowl a strike before they can move on. After they bowl, they must reset the pins (recommend having x’s where pins go). If another team is also at the pumpkin bowling, they must take turns trying to bowl a strike.

Fun Halloween Party Game Ideas

Trick or Treat Balloon Pop

Supplies:

Play: Before the party put pieces of paper into balloons with treat names (Snickers, cupcakes, candy corn, etc.) and tricks (things they have to do like sing I’m a little teapot, pretend to fly around the room like a witch on a broom, etc.).

There should be a lot more tricks than treats (like 5 to 1) but make sure you have enough treats for the number of teams. Put all of the balloons (not blown up) in a bag.

Teams must pick a balloon from the bag, blow it up, and pop it. If they get a treat, they move on.

If they get a trick they must do the trick then another teammate picks another balloon and repeats until they get a treat.

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Spooky Scramble

Create a Halloween word scramble or word search and have teams have to complete the scramble before moving on.

Tarantula Toss (1 person)

Supplies:

Play: Spread spiderwebs (the white stretchy kind) in a space (doorway, corner of the room, etc.). Have players stand behind a line and toss little plastic spiders at the spiderweb until they can get three spiders stuck in the web.

Fun Halloween Party Games - Tarantula Toss

Supplies : Halloween Oreos

Play : Players have to put a cookie on their forehead and using only their face muscles (no hands!), get the cookie from their forehead into their mouth.

If the cookie falls to the ground, they must either pick up the cookie from the ground or get a new cookie and start over.

Halloween Party Game Ideas - Face The Cookie

Zombie Walk

Supplies:

Play: Set up a short obstacle course (go around, over, and under things) and make the team member complete the obstacle course while walking like a zombie (or Frankenstein).

10 fun Halloween party games that are perfect for kids, for teens, or even for adults! Great ideas that can be played in the classroom, indoor, or even at an outdoor party! And best of all, the ideas are easy, cheap, and not too scary. I love the idea of #9!

Pumpkin Pong

Supplies Needed:

Setup:

This game is one of my favorites because it seems like it should be so easy. And it’s not. Not at all.

For this game, tape a line on the floor where players will sit or stand. Place a small bowl or Halloween cup full of ping pong balls for each player along the line.

Then place plastic pumpkins about 20 feet away in a straight line, one plastic pumpkin per player.

And last but not least, fill the pumpkins half full with Cocoa Pebbles Cereal so that when people bounce their ping pong balls into the bucket, they actually stay in the bucket.

Play:

When you say go, players must bounce their ping pong balls from the line and try to bounce them into the plastic pumpkins at the end of the line.

You can either say the first one to get one in wins or you can give players one point for each ball they bounce in over the course of a minute.

These are some of the best Halloween games out there! Perfect for adults, for older kids, or even for children as young as preschool. Play them either minute to win it style or if it’s for school, the person to win each game wins a prize! These would be perfect for party with teens or even for tweens! I can’t wait to try #4!

Mouthful of Dirt Halloween Game

Supplies Needed:

Setup:

To set up the game, fill each of the pumpkin buckets about 3/4 full with Cocoa Pebbles Cereal. It looks kind of like dirt, so it’s perfect for this game.

Once each bucket is filled, add in a handful of gummy or plastic insects and shake the pumpkin to mix them into the “dirt,” making sure they are not visible from the top of the bucket.

Place one large “dirt” filled pumpkin, one spoon, and one mini pumpkin next to each other on a table for each guest.

Play:

When you say go, players must put the spoon in their mouth and, using only the spoon in their mouth, dig in the dirt for bugs.

As they find a bug, they must transfer it using only the spoon from the large pumpkin into the mini pumpkin. Any bugs that are dropped between the large and mini pumpkins must be returned to the dirt to try again.

You can either say the first one to get one in wins or you can give players one point for each bug they can find over the course of a minute.

These are some of the best Halloween games out there! Perfect for adults, for older kids, or even for children as young as preschool. Play them either minute to win it style or if it’s for school, the person to win each game wins a prize! These would be perfect for party with teens or even for tweens! I can’t wait to try #4!

Trick or Eat Halloween Game

Supplies Needed:

  • 24 mini plastic pumpkins
  • Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
  • Candy corn
  • List of silly things for people to do, written on individual pieces of paper (e.g., sing I’m a little teapot, spin in a circle 10 times, do five jumping jacks, etc.)

Setup:

To set up the game, place one piece of candy corn in the bottom of a handful of plastic pumpkins.

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If you’re having everyone play at the same time, make sure you have candy corn in at least the number of pumpkins equal to the number of people (i.e., 10 players = 10 candy corn pumpkins.

Cut up the list of tricks into individual tricks and place one into the pumpkins that don’t have candy corn. Fill each mini pumpkin about half full with Cocoa Pebbles Cereal.

Play:

When you say go, players must pick a mini pumpkin and eat the Cocoa Pebbles Cereal to find the trick or treat inside.

If they find a candy corn, they’re done and can stop playing. If they find a trick, they have to unroll the trick and do whatever it says (e.g., sing I’m a little teapot) before they pick another pumpkin.

You can either say the first one to find a treat pumpkin wins or you can give players one point for each treat pumpkin they find in the course of three minutes.

These are some of the best Halloween games out there! Perfect for adults, for older kids, or even for children as young as preschool. Play them either minute to win it style or if it’s for school, the person to win each game wins a prize! These would be perfect for party with teens or even for tweens! I can’t wait to try #4!

Dead Weight Halloween Games

Supplies Needed:

Setup:

To setup the game, place a 1/4 cup of Cocoa Pebbles Cereal in each of the balloons then blow them up.

If you’ve never put things into balloons before, I recommend doing it with a friend. Have them hold the balloon opening up, while you pour the Cocoa Pebbles Cereal inside.

Play:

This is one of my favorite games to watch because people think it’s going to be so easy.

The goal of the game is either to keep all three balloons up in the air for one minute or to keep the balloons up in the air longer than everyone else playing (however you decide to play it).

I do this a lot with my minute to win it games , but the fun twist for dead weight is that the Cocoa Pebbles Cereal in the balloons will make the balloons both fall down faster and fall in different directions than a normal balloon might.

I recommend having a large enough space for the entire group to do this at the same time or splitting your group up and timing them to see how long they can keep them up.

These are some of the best Halloween games out there! Perfect for adults, for older kids, or even for children as young as preschool. Play them either minute to win it style or if it’s for school, the person to win each game wins a prize! These would be perfect for party with teens or even for tweens! I can’t wait to try #4!

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Halloween Carnival Games

Hosting a Halloween carnival? Try one of these fun Halloween games that are designed just for a carnival! They could also be played as regular Halloween party games too but are much more fun as carnival games! These fall festival games would be great as well!

Black Cat Bucket Toss

Materials Needed:

Preparation:

  1. Set up three Halloween buckets in a straight line, equal distance from each other.
  2. Tape a line a couple of feet from the first bucket and place the black cat by the bucket.
  3. Fill each of the buckets with a different type of prize or Halloween candy (see list of prizes below for ideas).

Play:

  1. Give each person three chances to toss the black cat into one of the buckets. If they make it into the bucket, they receive the prize that’s in that particular bucket. If someone makes a black cat into each of the three buckets, they win a bigger prize!

For Younger Kids: Put the tape line right in front of the first bucket so they’re really dropping the black cat into the bucket of their choosing and only allow them to choose one prize, not all.

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Spider Ring Toss

Materials Needed:

Preparation:

  1. Set up your Halloween tree(s) in a line.
  2. Tape a line a couple of feet from the trees.

Play:

  1. Give each person three spider rings toss at the Halloween tree. If the spider ring sticks on the spider web, they win a prize. If they get all three of the spiders on the web, they win a larger prize.

For Younger Kids: Put the tape line right in front of the tree so they’re really dropping the spider rings onto the tree d only allow them to choose one prize, not the big one for all three rings. This makes the Halloween carnival games a bit easier for them!

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Trick or Treat Tree

Place either a trick or a treat inside small plastic pumpkins and hang them on a tree. Let kids (or seniors) pick out a pumpkin from a tree and open up what’s inside. If they get a treat, they eat the treat. If they get a trick, they do the trick! Get full instructions and printable tricks here .

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Pumpkin Picking

Materials Needed:

Preparation:

  1. Fill each pumpkin with a treat or prize.
  2. Hide pumpkins around the room or yard.

Play:

  1. When it’s their turn, have the child go and find a pumpkin and open it for their surprise. If you have plenty of pumpkins, let them pick 2 or 3 pumpkins with surprises inside.

For Younger Kids: Don’t hide them very hard.

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Shoot the Skeleton

Hang fake skeletons on a board and let kids shoot them with slime to win a prize. Full DIY instructions and rules for the game from Brandy’s Happy Home here.

Skeleton shoot board and other Halloween carnival games

Spider Launch

Using just popsicle sticks, plastic spiders, and plastic cups – see who can launch spiders into a web or a bucket. Full instructions and DIY directions for making the launchers from Frugal Fun 4 Boys here .

DIY spider launches make fun Halloween games for kids


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Halloween Games for Seniors

I get emails from my readers often asking about games for seniors, so I thought I’d put together a little section here with Halloween games that would work well for senior citizens! Any of the printable Halloween games (Scattergories, Movie Trivia, etc.) above would work as well!

Guess How Many Candy Corn?

Put a bunch of candy corn in a bowl and give a prize to whoever can guess the closest to the actual number. Get a free printable game sign from Better Homes and Gardens here .

A kid playing fun Halloween games for kids

Full Size Pumpkin Memory

This is a simplified version of pumpkin memory here but make it a little more challenging for seniors by adding in various types of Halloween characters such as bats, cats, and witches!

Memory makes one of the best Halloween games for seniors

Guess & Feel Mystery Bags

See who can figure out what’s inside these Halloween inspired mystery bags by just reaching in and touching the contents. Get great ideas for stuffing the bag from Edventures with Kids here.

Spooky guess and feel bags make great Halloween games for kids

Finish My Phrase

Put people in partners and see if they can guess what the other person will write for each fill in the blank. Get the printable from Adorably Allie here .

This Finish My Phrase game is one of the best Halloween games for seniors

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Other Halloween Party Games

If you don’t want to make your own Halloween games, these ones are available to buy right now!

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Halloween Prizes

Pick prizes for the Halloween games that make the most sense for the game you’re playing. If it’s a team game – go for a prize that a team can split. If it’s an individual, go a little bigger! I’ve also got a great list of Halloween prizes here!

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45 Halloween games for all ages