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Why not try our Halloween Howler?
Hopefully it will scare the pants off your friends!
This is a night walk with a difference and works best with a small group or team if you're doing this at work. It can be as short or as long as you want but you will need a flash light per person. You will also need to prepare map sections and a “coffin” or treasure box filled with goodies in advance.
- Draw up a map of your local grounds or search area – this could be the grounds of a park or big garden – suggest you keep to a small, safe area. Draw a route on the map using red ink (blood) clearly marking the START and COFFIN at the end. Cut the map into about 5 or 6 sections. Each section should also have an x marked on it where the group will find the next section of the map. Make the X in an obvious spot like the foot of a tree or gate. Laminate each section of the map. There needs to be enough detail on the map for people to follow and you should be willing to give clues if your map is not up to the job!!
- Prepare the nightwalk by putting the map sections out into their places eg. under the tree, by the gate etc. Make sure they cannot blow away or be picked –up by anyone if in a public area. You could staple the map sections to trees, gateposts etc. but make sure you pick them up afterwards. Suggest you also number the map sections to avoid confusion if other map sections are found by mistake.
- Place the “coffin” at the end. This takes the place of the traditional treasure box. This could be a large box with a cross marked on it. Inside the box you could place lots of horrible things like plastic skulls, spiders, rats etc. as well as a few prizes – chocolates etc. Make sure the box is well hidden to avoid finding it before the final section.
- Take your team to the start and give them the first section of the map. Tell them their challenge is to find the “COFFIN” by following the red trail.
- I would suggest you accompany the group to avoid them getting lost. To make things a bit more fun you could hang a white sheet in a tree for a ghost effect or place a few challenges along the way and reward success with the portion of the map.
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One Halloween game that is an absolute must this Halloween is a game I know as "Killer" but you might know it as "Wink Murder". We have played this game for years with one set of godchildren and they are now aged 13 and 14 and they still want to play it. It's so easy to set up and you don't need any equipment other than pen and paper.
Preparation – you will need a raffle ticket size piece of paper per person. On one ticket write the word MURDERER and on another write DETECTIVE. Leave all the others blank. Fold all tickets to same size and place in the container.
Get everyone to sit in a circle and pass the container around to get everyone to draw a ticket. Once everyone has viewed their ticket in secret, they should replace the tickets in the container. Ask for the DETECTIVE to take their place in the middle of the circle.
The idea is for the detective to identify the murderer before the last 3 people remain in the circle. If the murderer is discovered before the last 3 people remain in the circle the DETECTIVE is the winner. If not the MURDERER is the winner. The DETECTIVE has only 1 guess at naming the MURDERER
Explain that the MURDERER will kill people by winking at them. Obviously they need to do it when the murderer is not looking. Everyone but the detective has to remain silent unless they are winked at and die in the most hideous circumstances with screams and drop to the floor.
I'm hearing of some amazingly creative, killer events going on for Halloween all over the globe!
- An overnight sleepover at a museum in Columbia with horror film, mystery and arts and crafts session
- "Boo at the Zoo" featuring Frankenstein's Foam Zone
- Scarecrow tea party
- Flashlight Candy Sweeps
- Halloween hike with urban animals (people dressed in costume!)
If you still haven't made up your mind about what you are going to do for Halloween, then download our free "5 Best Halloween Games & Icebreakers" from the Ice Breaker Ideas web-site and get planning.
Get creative this Halloween!
One of the best party games for kids is the memory tray game - so why not turn it into a Halloween party game. All you need to do is find a load of scary objects - these could be plastic spiders, bats, skulls, etc. the sort of things you can buy cheaply in a dollar store. Around 20 items is ideal.
Put them on a tray and then cover them with a cloth. Give every child a peice of paper and a pen and then give them a minute to view the objects. Cover the objects up and then give them 2 minutes to write down all the items they remember. The child with the most correct answers is the winner.
Or we enjoy playing in teams best!
This time of year we have brilliant fun creating wicked Halloween treasure hunts and spooky night walks. We try to scare the pants off our clients.
And our icebreaker games are hot!hot!hot too!
Check out our fantastic halloween ideas and download for free our "5 Best Halloween games and icebreakers pdf" to include a couple of hot icebreakers, scarecrow competition and "Halloween Howler" treasure hunt. We use them for our clients but you can use them for Halloween parties, kids, youth groups, training, corporate events and team building.
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