Games

Stupid and Useless facts
1. Jack the Ripper only killed on the weekend

2.
 If you were in total darkness for three days and three nights you become permanently blind. (Not sure if I believe this one!)
3. Marilyn Monroe had 6 toes on her left foot
4. Donkey’s kill more people annually than plane crashes

5. A fierce gust of wind blew 45 yr. old Vittorio Luise’s car into a river near Naples, Italy in 1983. He managed to break a window, climb out and swim to shore… where a tree blew over and killed him
6. Every year, about 6,500 Americans are injured by their toilet seats
7. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks – otherwise it would digest itself
8. On average, 12 new-borns will be given to the wrong parents daily
9. Hippos fart through their mouths (that’s for you Paul!)

10. American Airlines saved $40K in 1987 by eliminating one olive from ea. salad served in 1st class

11. If you drop a tiny bit of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death

12. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween movie, was a Captain Kirk mask, painted white.

 

Limbo

The young and the young at heart always enjoy the classic beach game of “limbo”. Try using a string of twinkle lights, a strand of sparkly garland, a bamboo pole, a flashlight (lights out), or any item to match your theme for your limbo stick. For a fun variation on the game, make it a little more challenging by adding a “Super Stomach” to guests as they take their turn. Have a couple of oversized shirts, and some fluffy pillows on hand.

Who’s The Murderer?

All except the detective sit in a circle while the detective waits outside. One person from the circle is elected to be the murderer, and then the Detective is called back to stand in the circle. When he is ready, the Murderer winks at people in the circle. Anyone who sees that they have been winked at lets out a blood-curdling scream and dies. The Detective has three attempts to guess the murderer.

Toothpick and Lifesaver Race

First divide your group into 2 teams, each team will need to be lined up facing the forward. Then take a bunch of toothpicks, give each person a tooth pick and then the person at the beginning of the line gets the lifesaver. Before you begin everybody puts the toothpicks into their mouth and then the captain (first person in line) puts a lifesaver on the toothpick. the object is to pass the lifesaver from team member to team member using only the toothpick, no hands! The first team to pass it down to the end end of the line wins.
If the lifesaver falls on the floor then you must start at the beginning again. (Another variation that it is easier is straws and pretzels)

Clue Treasure Hunt Game

Place a clue taped to a toy or candy in a piñata or announce that an envelope or package has been delivered and addressed to All. (Just find a way to introduce the first clue) When the clue falls out or is given to the guests the hunt begins and they will follow the clues to find a “treasure”. The “treasure” is a goody bag for each guest. Remember, placing clues on the inside and outside of the party make it challenging. Also, include enough clues for each guest to have a chance to participate in the fun.

Clues suggestions:
Go to a place where you brush your teeth before bed at night! (The next clue would be hidden somewhere in your children’s bathroom)
Go to a place where you sit and relax after your day at school. You will find the next clue in that area.

Add a twist – If they are a little older and competitive create teams, have a unique set of clues for each but have one prize.

Break The Eggs

Two eggs for every player All are hard boiled except for one Maybe a table cloth or plastic sheet
Rules: Place a bowl of eggs on the table. All of them are hardboiled except for one. Each player takes a turn taking an egg and breaking them in one smashing motion on their foreheads. They must take whichever egg they first touch. Hope that you don’t get the one that is raw!

I Never

Each person receives several (10 or 15 is a good number) pennies, jellybeans or similar small objects. The group sits in a circle. Each person tells of something they have never done. Anyone who has done this must give the speaker one of their pennies or whatever. After going around the circle twice, the person with the most tokens wins.
Caution: Often the women will choose items targeted at men (I’ve never shaved my face”) and men at the women (I’ve never worn mascara). Therefore it is best to either ensure that the group sits with men and women alternated or to ask the group to avoid sex related statements and go with more generic statements.

1. I have never broken a bone 2. I have never traveled out of the country. 3. I have never eaten Thai food. 4. I have never changed a flat tire. 5. I have never worn high heels. 6. I have never seen the statue of liberty in person. 7. I have never been in jail. 8. I have never had wine.

Halloween Pumpkin Hunt

Find all the hidden pumpkins, the person who finds the most points wins. What You Need:

10 miniature white pumpkins
10 miniature orange pumpkins
10 miniature gourds
Or yellow, white and orange construction paper & scissors
Black felt tip marker
What To Do: Buy ten white miniature pumpkins, ten orange miniature pumpkins, and ten miniature gourds. You can also use construction paper and cut out the same making ten orange, ten yellow and ten white pumpkins. Using a black marker, draw funny faces on each pumpkin and gourd. Write the number 1 on the backs of the white pumpkins. Write the number 5 on the backs of the orange pumpkins. Write the number 10 on the backs of the gourds (or yellow paper pumpkins). Hide them in your yard or house, wherever the party is being held. Then instruct the guests to find as many of the pumpkins and gourds before you say “Stop!” When they are done, everyone adds up the number and the one with the most points wins.

                                                          

                            

                     

Best CostumeI always hold a competition for the best costume. One female and one male is voted for by the crowd. I make up ballots and throughout the night people fill them out and drop them into a ballot box I’ve made from an old shoe box. At midnight I count up the votes and announce the two winners. I usually give prizes of alcohol, but you may want to give them something else.Name That TuneEvery Year we pick a different theme of songs for people to guess. We play about 15 seconds of a song max. and wait until someone gets it right. It is easiest to put the songs into your computer and then a burn a single disc especially for this game. Themes we’ve done are 90’s sitcoms (ie. Blossom, Fresh Prince etc.), Horror movie main songs (ie, tubular bells from the exorcist), and 80’s hair bands (ie. Poison and White Snake and Motley Crue). I usually make up those little candy bags full of treats and throw them at people when they get the song right and at the end the person with the most bags wins a prize (Ie. booze as per usual).50/50 DrawWe hold a 50/50 draw with the tickets at a dollar. We get half (to help cover some costs of the party) and the winner gets half and a bottle of liquor. You can buy numbered tickets at a dollar store and tear them in half if they don’t come in pairs.
Guess The Movie MonsterI go to google and search different movie monsters and download the pics into Photoshop. I then skew the images and print them out. I write on the back who they are so that I know and I give out the prize to the one who gets the most right. ( Always keep extra prizes on hand in the event of a tie.)Examples:

Bram Stoker’s              Mike Myers (Halloween)

Dracula

Pass The Orange, Ball, etc.

Arrange for teams of about 8 to stand in a line, one behind the other (arranged boy, girl, boy,…). Give each team an orange which the first person should tuck under his chin. This should be passed to the person behind. When the orange gets to the last person, they come to the front of the line and start again. The winning team is the first one which gets their starting person to the front again.

Two Truths, One Lie – Get To Know You Game 

This is a great game for people trying to get to know each other.  Everyone sits in a circle and takes turns telling 3 things about themselves, one of them is a lie.

Example: I have been to every continent in the world. I won’t use green towels. I once had a ferret but it was killed by my cat.

Then everyone else guesses/votes on which is the lie. It’s really funny to see what people come up with for their lie and you learn a lot of funny truths too.

Socks and Gloves

This is a stunt or game. As a party stunt ask for 3-6 enthusiastic volunteers and for a party set a time limit to see who gets the most socks on.
The Catch: they are blindfolded and gloved

How to play: Seat participants around pile of socks on floor, give them mismatched gloves and blindfold them. On go, they begin putting as many socks on one foot as possible until the time is called. The amount of time is up to the host, usually when the action begins to slow. You’ll need for EACH participant: 1 blindfold, 2 mismatched gloves, at least 6 socks of varying size and thickness. Everyone else gets a kick out of watching.
Winner: the person with the most socks on one foot after the time is called.

Cotton ball Game

Supplies:
Bag of cotton balls, two large bowls, a blindfold and a wooden spoon.
The goal is to move as many cotton balls as possible with three “scoops”
of the wooden spoon, from one bowl to the other – – blindfolded. The person that moves the most cotton balls into the other bowl wins. Cotton balls that fall on the ground don’t count. In case of a tie, go additional rounds.

Wooden Spoons

Guess someone’s identity by feeling them with wooden spoons. 2 wooden spoons required. One of the guests is blindfolded, and sits upon a chair. He or she is then given two large wooden spoons, such as in common use in every kitchen for stirring puddings, cakes, and so on.
One after another, the other boys and girls come up to the blindfolded sitter and stand or kneel before him/her, and he/she has to guess who each one is by simply feeling him or her with the wooden spoons.
The task is very much more difficult than it looks and is great fun as the spoons go over the face and body in an attempt of the blindfolded person to discover the identity of the other.
Of course, any outburst of laughter when the spoons are going over our face would disclose our identity, so we must keep perfect silence.
When anyone’s identity is guessed, he/she has to be blindfolded and must take the spoons.
We must be careful when using the spoons to touch another person with them quite lightly, so as not to hurt him/her and any player who wears glasses should remove them.

Halloween Guessing Game

Object of the game: You pass around paper cups to your guests while telling the story below. Do it in the dark or in a semi dark room and tell them they can’t look in the cups. The cups are filled with “gross body parts” (food) and guests have to guess what it really is.
What You Need: Paper cups. Peeled grapes or olives, peeled stewed tomatoes, piece of uncooked liver or similar meat, wet corn silk or yarn, catsup, latex glove, gelatin, cold spaghetti, pickle, chicken gristle or hotdog end. Papers and pencils.
What To Do: Ahead of time, prepare the cups that are described below. Have everyone sit in a circle, then shut out the lights and start the story. You have to have the room dark so that people cannot see what’s inside of the cups. You can pass out paper and pencil a the beginning of the game and let them write down their guesses between each cup or you can have each player guess out loud between each cup. At the very end of the game, you can tell them what is in each cup, but wait until the end!!
Tip: Check out your local dollar store and pick up some festive Halloween paper or plastic drinking cups or glasses to add to the game!

Here’s The Story:

 “Once in this town there lived a man named Hal O. Ween. 
T’was years ago, on this very night, that he was murdered out of spite. 
They say these are his remains.
Here is his brain, which now feels no pain.
use a peeled squishy tomato or stewed tomatoes
Here are his eyes, still frozen with surprise.
use two frozen, peeled grapes or black olivesHere is his heart. Be careful lest it start!
use a large lump of uncooked liver or similar meatNow we have his hair, which once was so fair!
use a handful of corn silk or wet fur or yarnFeel these drops of his blood. All the rest turned to mud.
use a little catsup thinned with warm waterOne hand all alone, just rotting flesh and bone.
use a wet latex glove filled with red gelatinNow touch his ear. He nevermore will hear!
use a dried apricot or similar dried fruitThis is his nose. T’will never smell a rose