32 Halloween Party Game Ideas for All Ages

A Huge List of Halloween Games That Won't Cost a You a Cent

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Halloween party games are a great way to add activities to your next Halloween party without any extra costs. All of the Halloween game ideas below only use items that you already have around the house so there will be no other costs involved unless you want to buy small prizes for the winners.

The Halloween party games below will be a hit for all ages, children all the way up to adult. Also, check out our lists of Halloween party games for kids and Halloween party games for adults for even more Halloween party game ideas.

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    Halloween Pumpkin Patch Hunting Game

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    This is a fun Halloween game idea for kids and adults alike that have you hunting from floor to ceiling to be the one who finds the most hidden pumpkins.

    This game has you use the little fake pumpkins but you certainly could hide paper pumpkins to make this a more frugal and weather-friendly game.

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    Wiggle Worm Race

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    In this Halloween party game, you'll form a human worm and see just how long you can keep it all together.

    This is an obvious choice for younger kids but actually, older kids and even adults might have a blast with it.

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    Monster Freeze Dance

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    A traditional Halloween party game where you dance to the music and then freeze when it turns off.

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    Halloween Guess Who Game

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    Can you guess what Halloween character you are in this fun Halloween party game?

    This party game includes a list of characters as well as game variations.

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    Old Costume Relay Race

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    This Halloween game idea is a relay race with a twist. The winning team is the one who can change in and out of their Halloween costume the fastest!

    If you have a smaller group you can just have individuals race.

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    Halloween Feel Box

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    A favorite Halloween party game for trick-or-treaters of all ages that will have everyone saying "Ewww!"

    This is a great sensory game idea and there are lots of ideas for what to put in your Halloween box.

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    Wrap the Mummy

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    Use toilet paper or crepe paper to see who can wrap a human mummy the fastest in this fast-paced Halloween party game.

    Add to the fun by making another race to "undress" the mummy and get all the toilet paper in the trash. The kids will love it, and you'll get help with the clean-up. 

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    Candy Corn Relay Race

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    Another relay race is the basis of this Halloween party game. How much candy corn can you transfer to the other bowl? How about without using your hands?

    You can put restrictions on this one or see what the kids come up with. 

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    Halloween Memory Game

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    Test the memories of your guests in this fun Halloween party game.

    You get to create the cards with this free online memory card generator. Choose to have 6 or 12 unique picture cards and then choose "Halloween" as your theme.

    The pictures on the cards include a jack o' lantern, Frankenstein, a witch, vampire, haunted house, and more. 

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    Scarecrow Relay Races

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    Race to get your scarecrow dressed first in this Halloween party game for kids of all ages. 

    There's a variation to the game for older kids where they can actually play the scarecrow and race to see who can get dressed first. 

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    Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin Game

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    Do you remember playing pin the tail on the donkey? In this Halloween party game, you'll be playing pin the stem on the pumpkin!

    You can make this Halloween game easier by making the pumpkin and stem larger and tougher by making them smaller. 

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    How Many Halloween Candies Guessing Game

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    A fun Halloween party game icebreaker that will have your guests trying to make their best guess.

    You can choose to have the winner be the one who guesses the closest, or who guesses to closest without going over. 

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    Halloween Jinx

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    This Halloween party game uses no materials, has no setup time and will keep your guests on their toes for the whole party!

    Included is a list of jinx words that are Halloween themed. Use your own imagination though or even let the kids come up with the words. 

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    Halloween Word Scramble

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    A Halloween party game that will challenge your guests to use some brain power to create new words from Halloween terms.

    This is great as a wrap-up game before the party ends or a classroom game where you want to sneak in some educational games. 

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    The Spooky Walk

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    This Halloween party game is another twist on musical chairs that eliminates all the pushing and running.

    When the music stops the kids will stop on Halloween images you've placed on the floor. Draw an image from a hat and the child standing on that image is out of the game. 

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    Candy Corn Catch

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    This is a fun Halloween party game that will have your guests scrambling to collect the most candy corn.

    This is great for a large group of kids that you can divide into teams, but you can also change it up for small groups or even change it into a relay race. 

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    Halloween Capture the Pumpkins

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    Capture the Pumpkins is a Halloween party game twist on the traditional capture the flag game.

    This is a great game for older kids, teens, and even adults. It works best with large groups that you can put into teams. 

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    Frankenstein Relay

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    This Halloween party game involves an obstacle course while the kids are acting like Frankenstein.

    This can also make for a great Halloween game for adults towards the end of the night. It will make for some great memories, and photos!

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    Halloween Corners Game

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    This Halloween party game is great for a Halloween classroom party. It's a non-competitive version of musical chairs that works much better for a large group. 

    The last student standing at the end of the game will be declared the winner.

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    Witch's Stew

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    This is a great Halloween party game for kids that challenges kids to pick up Halloween pictures as quickly as possible — using only a straw!

    You'll be surprised how much the kids will like this game and it takes no time for you to set it up. 

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    Pumpkin Penny Pitch

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    See which guest can get the most pennies in the pumpkin in this Halloween party game.

    You can change up the game by moving the pumpkin further away for older kids and adults and moving it closer for the little ones. 

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    Concentrated boy roasting food in campfire
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    Think Halloween party game meets Concentration in this fun matching game.

    It's suggested that you use 12 images for younger kids and add more images for older kids. 

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    Halloween Story Game

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    This Halloween party game starts by putting a story prompt on your Halloween party invitation. Ask the guests to come to the party with a story based on that prompt.

    How will your guests finish the story? Guests can vote on the scariest, weirdest, silliest, and most creative. 

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    Halloween Film Festival Game

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    This Halloween party game really lets the creative juices flow when your guests recreate Halloween classic movies or TV shows.

    You can make this as involved as you'd like or keep it simple and just let guests do the action with a few simple prompts. 

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    Halloween Camera Scavenger Hunt

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    A photo scavenger hunt will be the hit of your next party in this fun Halloween party game.

    Here's a Halloween scavenger hunt list that you can use as a starting point.

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    Halloween Video Scavenger Hunt

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    Instead of a Halloween photo scavenger hunt, how about a video scavenger hunt?

    Here are some ideas that can be used for a video or photo scavenger hunt:

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    Halloween Movie Master Game

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    You'll need to recreate scenes of Halloween movies in this Halloween party game.

    Guests will use 10-15 props to highlight a movie, movie scene, or character in a movie. 

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    Killer Instinct

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    This Halloween party game is only for the older kids and adults because it creates quite the scare.

    It's a twisted game of hide and seek where once you are found you lie in a dark room called the "graveyard" to resemble a corpse. 

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    Halloween Battle of the Balloons

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    A hilarious Halloween party game for party-goers of all ages! How many balloons can you pop?

    There are lots of variations available for this Halloween game depending on the age and size of your crowd. 

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    Pass It On Ghost Story

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    In this Halloween party game, you'll see how your story changes in this pass-it-on version of a ghost story.

    It's a spooky spin on "Telephone" that your guests won't likely forget. 

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    Halloween Word Search Puzzles

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    Print out these free word search puzzles and guests can race to find out who can find all the hidden words first.

    These are great for the classroom and would be easy to incorporate into a classroom party. 

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    Halloween Bingo

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    Print out some of these free Halloween bingo cards and have prizes for guests who get bingos.

    Kids of all ages will love this game.