Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Mystery Box - Challenges Your Senses and Fear Level

Paranormal Activity, Blair Witch and classic Halloween movies challenge your senses by showing you what is not there.

The suspense and intrigue of the unknown can be incredibly scaring and that's what makes Halloween Mystery Box entertaining, fun and eerie at the same time.

Plus the Halloween Mystery Box can be played several ways and adapted by age group, so you can make it fun and silly, scary or gross and slimy.

Halloween Mystery Box Game Basics
Find a box that is large enough that you can create holes in the side or sides so guests can place their hand arm in the box. The hole should have cloth covering it so you can not see into the box. (In the gross version you will have more than one box.)

We are giving you the short version of the games but you can find more information at Halloween Mystery Box.

Version 1: Halloween Mystery Box
Place Halloween items and maybe a few non-Halloween items in the Mystery Box. Give each guest 30 - 1 minute depending on how many items are in the box to reach their hand in and try to identify what items are in the box. Once everyone have taken a turn score the sheets and the most correct answer wins.

Version 2:
Take a photo of each item going into the Mystery Box and print out photos and attach to card stock so you have playing cards. Place Halloween items in the Mystery Box. Each player pulls a playing card and then has a set amount of time 10 or 15 seconds to find that item in the box. If they find it and pull it out of the box, they get one point. If they pull out something else and don't find it during the time frame then no points. Once an item is pulled out of the box, it does get put back into the box before the next turn.

In this game include a variety of items in the box that are not Halloween related to help fill it with lots of stuff. Play a set amount of rounds (3, 5 or 7) and then announce a winner. (or just have it as fun play).

Version 3 - Gross Mystery Box (Not on our site yet)
In this version you create several Halloween Mystery Boxes and place gross feeling items inside. It could be a boiled head of cauliflower, a sponge, a severed head, slimy rib bones or some bizarre items. This is good for adults.

Guests are given plastic / latex gloves (just one) and told the are going to play a game. This also adds to the intrigue. They are given a sheet of paper and pen and asked to silently one by one investigate the mystery boxes and try to guess what is inside.

Remind them not to share their answers with anyone as it may result in them being part of next years mystery box. Upon completion, one by one reveal the boxes tally the score and announce a winner.

In this version it help to have lots of boxes (12 - 15) and if you can pull it ok include one animated prop (maybe a rat) and / or hand one box that is someones real hand (sometimes) and a fake one other times and on occasion have them grab the investigating hand. This will take some work but the results can be great as some guests don't understand why others are freaking out.

The Halloween Mystery Box Works best in dark rooms and gets realy scary if something in the box moves. Have fun with this classic Halloween mind game.

Want more Halloween Party Games for kids, teens or adults? Check out 80 more diy  Halloween Party Games & easy Printable Halloween Games at Party Game Ideas web site where you'll find lots of great game ideas.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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