Kids between the ages of 10 and 14 can be hard to entertain, so finding Halloween party games for tweens is a challenge. Good thing we’ve come through and found eight of the best games that will have them reveling in Halloween fun for hours. Although there are a lot of Halloween-themed video games and apps available, we’ve found the best traditional (and not-so-traditional) round-the-table games that the whole family can enjoy. Even in the event of a spooky power cut, you're covered!
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Need easy Halloween party games at the last minute to entertain your kids, tweens, and teens? Decorate your house (including your bathroom!) in Halloween-themed party decor, and get ready for a fun time. Scroll down to see the best Halloween party games for tweens!
1. Best Halloween Party Games for Tweens and Their Parents
Be prepared for a lot of laughs with this Halloween party game, Pick Your Poison. It’s a game of "Would You Rather?" and it's as much fun for kids as it is for adults. The unbelievable scenarios in Pick Your Poison (such as, “Would you rather have random people boo and spit on you everywhere you go or permanently sound like you just inhaled helium?”) will have the whole family howling with laughter all night. There are 350 of these crazy scenarios included in each box. Players anonymously pick the scenario that they would rather do, and then the other players have to guess what they answered. Whoever gets the most answers right, wins. So, what would you rather do: “Live without music” or “hold every handshake for 30 seconds?"
Where to buy: Amazon, $24.99
2. Best Halloween-Themed Game for Tweens
You guessed it! Booo-opoly is just like Monopoly, but Halloweenier! Instead of the classic shoe, car, or iron, you have the Halloween-themed cat, bat, pumpkin, candy apple, ghost, and witch's hat. This game is for two to six players. Haunted houses and full moons serve as the property. The info cards have loads of miscellaneous facts about Halloween, so you get to learn as you play.
Katrina gave this game a five-star review and said, “Booo-opoly gives you the great Halloween experience of playing a Monopoly-like game. Instead of railroads, you buy things such as 'Black Cats.' You can land on cool streets such as 'Elm Street' and 'Witch Way.' Very fun game suited perfectly for Halloween or any time of year, actually. Great for kids 10 and above. (Younger ones won't understand it and the pieces are small and may cause choking hazards). Very pleased with the purchase itself... Highly recommended for family night.”
Where to buy: Amazon, $19.99
3. Fun Halloween Party Game for Tweens
Who doesn’t love a good game of charades, right? Well, this Halloween charades game will have the whole family united and in the Halloween spirit come October 31. It comes with 60 cards, each Halloween-themed with horror movies, TV shows, songs, or characters, like Count Dracula, or phrases, like Trick or Treat. Kathy titled her review “Great Halloween Fun” and says, “We love this game and this includes tons of laughing. The cards are good quality card stock and great for many ages.”
Another raving review from Ashish says, “Great game for Halloween. Would definitely recommend for purchase. We even used the cards for Pictionary at our Halloween party." Another idea to switch things up a bit would be to play it as you would the Ellen DeGeneres “Heads-Up” game, with one player holding the card up to their forehead and the other player trying to give them clues to guess what’s on the card. All in all, this is a versatile game that you can play for many Halloweens to come.
Where to buy: Amazon, $16.99
4. Best Halloween Card Game for Tweens
For completely silly Halloween fun that will have your kids rolling on the floor with laughter, get the Monster Misfits game. It’s a ridiculously funny card game that comprises of 77 cards in a box and a rule book. Each card has a different “monster that nobody loves” on it, such as Buttface Boris and Puking Patty, and the monsters have to battle in four different realms for supremacy. Similar to UNO or Crazy Eights (just sillier), Monster Misfits is easy to learn and you can play with two to five players, or double-up for up to 10 players. Brian says, “Very fun game. Both my 10 and 11-year-old loved it, especially the card humor,” and another happy Amazon customer says, “Real fun game. Played it with people aged 12-40+ and we all enjoyed it.”
Where to buy: Amazon, $15.99
5. Best Downloadable Spooky Halloween Game for Teens
These downloadable games by Crime Time are great for kids who fancy themselves a bit of a sleuth and love to solve murder mysteries. Once your order arrives from Amazon, you’ll get a voucher, which will allow you to choose one of 20 murder mysteries to solve. Then, you can download and play it instantly. Select between a six, eight, 10 or 12-player party, and you'll be good to go. Each downloadable game comes with full instructions, ideas for theming your party, recipe suggestions, printable invitations, character booklets, and a script or CD of the inspector who will guide you through the evening. All you need is a computer and a printer. The “Murder on the Ghost Train” box is their Halloween-themed game, and if it is a hit with your brood (which it will be), you can do it all again at Christmas with their Christmas or New Year’s themed games.
Where to buy: Amazon, $19.99
6. Best Strategy Halloween Party Game for Tweens on Amazon
If your kids already have the King of Tokyo game, this is a great addition that will get them in the Halloween mood. (You can get the original King of Tokyo game here; it’s a very popular board game that all kids love.) King of Tokyo is a game for two to six players where players are mutant monsters, rampaging robots, or even abominable aliens battling in a fun, chaotic atmosphere. You roll the dice and choose a strategy — you can attack enemies, heal your wounds, improve your monster’s abilities, and more. With the Halloween edition, there are two new Halloween-themed monsters, Pumpkin Jack and Boogey Woogey, and they come with their own set of evolution cards as well as many extras.
Where to buy: Amazon, $23.00
7. Easiest Last-Minute Halloween Party Game for Tweens
If your child told you at the last minute they invited some friends over for Halloween, a Magic 8-Ball is a pretty basic and easy toy that will keep kids (and adults) of all ages amused. This Mattel Halloween Magic 8-Ball comes in a cool Halloween-themed box and design. It also makes a great gift if your child is invited to a Halloween party. It’s cheap and cheerful and can make a great game. You can kick-start the party by getting the kids to ask the Magic 8-Ball a few Halloween-related questions such as, “Is this house haunted?” or “Will we get to eat all the candy tonight?” and watch their imagination run wild! The design of the actual ball itself doesn’t scream “Halloween,” so it makes a great toy for the rest of the year, too.
Where to buy: Amazon, $6.74
8. Best Last-Minute Halloween Party Game for Tweens
This set of 25 Halloween scratch cards can be a great game for a larger party as kids love these kinds of novelty ideas. All they have to do is scratch the card to see if they’ve won. Out of the 25 cards, 24 say “Sorry” and one says “Winner.” You can choose what to award the winner, perhaps a toy, free pickings of the Halloween candy, or getting to pick a game of their choice. Another idea would be to put a scratch card in either the party invitations or the goody bags and then choose what to award the winner. When you receive the stack of cards, the “Winner” card is always the one on the top of the pile. It's inverted in the package so that you know which one it is.
Where to buy: Amazon, $9.99