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Scary Sleepover Games Kids Can Play At Night

There are a few scary sleepover games which kids can play at night with friends. These activities will help keep them spooked and scared all night long, which is exactly what they are looking for! Sometimes it’s fun to get scared while you’re at a sleepover and these fun ideas will surely do the trick.

Scary Sleepover Games

What is the scariest game to play at a sleepover?

There are many scary games to play during a sleepover, but one idea which is particularly creepy for kids of all ages is to stay blindfolded while friends lock you in a room filled with scary items. The object is to have your friends guide you through their voices, giving you verbal commands. Can you make it out of the room without the haunted objects touching you?

What scary games can kids play at a sleepover?

If you are looking to set up a complete night filled with horror-fun, why not stock up on a few of your favorite scary movies and make it a marathon night, do a little ghost hunting, sit around a candle and tell some spooky stories or play one of the following games:

  1. How To Play The Scary Elevator Game
  2. How To Play The Black Magic Guessing Game
  3. How To Summon The Queen Of Spades
  4. How To Conjure A Gnome
  5. How To Play The Boogeyman Ritual
  6. How To Read A Candle
  7. How To Summon Soap Sally

When is the best time to play scary games?

Kids love playing scary games as late as possible when hosting a sleepover. It’s best to turn all the lights off and submerge yourself in complete darkness with only a single candle giving off light. It doesn’t really matter what time, as long as it is completely dark outside and everyone else in your house is asleep.

best scary movies to watch at a sleepover

What are the best scary movies to watch at a sleepover?

Kids love watching movies that make them jump and with good reason! They are so much fun! If you are looking for some classic ideas, how about:

  1. The Exorcist
  2. The Ring
  3. The Grudge
  4. Friday the 13th
  5. Chucky
  6. Midsommar
  7. Blair Witch Project
  8. The Witch
  9. Us
  10. As Above, So Below
  11. Scream
  12. The Lost Boys

If you are looking for horror movie suggestions for the younger generation who isn’t quite ready for real gore, then consider:

  1. Coraline
  2. Jumanji
  3. The House With a Clock in Its Walls
  4. The Witches
  5. Paranorman

Other Things Kids Can Do To Scare One Another

Kids love playing scary games in the dark during their sleepovers. There is just something so fun about trying to creep your bestie out! Here are more ideas to get the party off on the right foot.

Ouija Board

The ouija board game was invented by Charles Kennard and William Fuld in Baltimore Maryland USA.   The word ouija means “good luck”.  This game uses a planchette as the medium to communicate with spirits and is often found at slumber parties with kids. However, before you start up with this classic, you must freshen up on ouija board rules! Do not just start playing without knowing exactly what to do.

Related: 35 Questions To Ask The Ouija Board

Fortune Telling

Fortune-telling is the practice of predicting information about a person based on what they believe in and their beliefs. There are many methods that fortune tellers use to predict information, ranging from cards to water or even a person’s palms.

Scary Video Games

Depending on what console you have, you could set up a great night of gaming with friends. Take turns beating the big bosses embedded within each level and try to beat one of the below games.

  • Resident Evil
  • Silent HIll
  • Amesia
  • Dead Space
  • Outlast
  • The Evil Within
  • Until Dawn
  • The Last of Us
  • Little Nightmares
  • Eternal Darkness Alan Wake

Light As A Feather Stiff As A Board

The light as a feather game can be fun and exciting. Here are simple instructions to try with your friends:

Lay the person you’re going to lift flat on the ground, with their arms crossed over their chest. Place several pillows underneath them just in case they abruptly drop out of nowhere.

All lifters should surround the person lying down. It makes sense to have people around all edges of the body. So, place people near the feet, the mid-region/hips, the shoulders, and the head. It’s all about balancing weight.

Everyone puts two fingers from each hand under the person lying down. At this point, everyone should try to lift the person together at once as a test. This is to prove that the group cannot do it together.

Here’s where the light as a feather game really begins! The body won’t be able to lift unless the body is possessed by a spirit. Or so… that’s the thought process. So, if you are the host, be sure to let your guests know that’s what is about to go down.

There are two sayings you can repeat together while everyone has their eyes closed:

  • “Light as a feather, stiff as a board.”
  • “Light as a feather, strong as an ox.” 

After repeating the saying of your choice a few times, begin to lift the friend that is on the floor. This time around, you should find that it is much easier to lift their body. For more information about this game, read my full article on Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board here.

Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary game is a classic and almost a rite of passage for children. It’s usually done in a bathroom at night, always in the dark. All you need is a bit of light, which could come from matches or a simple candle. Nowadays, you could even use your phones.

Face your mirror and stare at yourself. Repeat the term, “Bloody Mary” over and over again without losing focus on your own eyes. Say it out loud and with intention. Say it 13 times.

Now, wait and see if she comes. Do not stop staring at yourself. There are a few things that might happen. Bloody Mary might try to reach out for you from the mirror. So, if you want to step back, it might be safer to do so. You might also hear a piercing scream. That means she can’t grab you, but she wants to.

If you hear nothing and see nothing, you got lucky! Blow out your light source and leave the room. Clean the mirror when the sun rises.

Scary sleepover games are great fun for children and adults as well. Parents can try these scary games with their kids either at home or at an upcoming party with friends. Just remember, it’s all in good fun.