31 Halloween Party Game Ideas for Adults

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If you’ve ever been to a boring adult Halloween party, these Halloween party game ideas for adults are the perfect solution to make sure your guests don’t fall asleep on the couch.

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Halloween parties for adults sound fun and exciting, until you realize the sad fact that you’re an adult and we all know that adults are VERY, VERY BORING.

Adults have jobs, they have responsibilities, they might even have kids and had to hire a babysitter just to come sit on your couch dressed up in their pajamas while checking their phone anxiously every 15 minutes.

I’ve gone to recent parties with some of my friends from the “good old days” where we literally just stood around a table of sad looking pretzels in a bowl and talked about our jobs.

Don’t let this happen at your grown-up Halloween party: Plan some fun games for your guests to enjoy! This list of 31 ideas will hopefully give you lots of inspiration for a fun time!

1. Play a Murder Mystery Game {All Audiences!}

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Murder Mystery Games are always a fun thing to do with a group of friends!

You can find different murder mystery games with all sorts of different themes and plots. Some are funny and silly, others are darker and more serious. It just depends what sort of thing you like!

See More Murder Mystery Game Ideas Here

2. Play Pick Your Poison

Pick Your Poison is a game of “would you rather” that is sure to spark some interesting conversations between guests.

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The Family Edition of Pick Your Poison is the main edition of the game and is appropriate for all ages and different groups. You could play it with your kids, your grandmother, your co-workers without getting into too much trouble.

And yes, of course if you’re hanging out with your *real* friends, they also offer a NSFW edition if you really want some good laughs.

3. Do Whatever: Let’s Get Weird

Being weird at Halloween is totally acceptable, and what better way to be weird with a group of friends than with a game called Whatever by Let’s Get Weird.

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The game is introduced as this: “Do not play this game with children- only with your friends who still act like children.”

This game is a card game with a similar style of truth and dare, with just way more original and super weird ideas you probably wouldn’t have thought of yourself.

NSFW, and maybe not even for you or your friends, but could be a lot of fun with the right group of people.

4. Halloween Costume Swap

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This one isn’t a party game you can buy, but an easy enough of a one to play without too much trouble.

Tell your guests to each bring a costume, but to not wear it to the party. When guests arrive, place each costume in its own paper bag and put them all together in a box.

When all of the guests have arrived and you are ready to play the game, have everyone gather around and randomly hand each person a bag.

They can decide to swap if others if they wish at this point – without looking whats inside.

Turn off the main lights {but make sure there’s enough light guests can still see somewhat} and instruct all guests to put on the costumes.

Once everybody is in their costume the best they possibly can be, turn on the lights and take turns with everybody guessing who the costume they are wearing belongs to.

Afterwards, you can decide whether or not guests put on their proper costumes or just take turns exchanging different costumes all night long!

5. Werewolf: A Game for Devious People

Werewolf is a strategy card game that has the full cast of Halloween characters: Werewolves, Witches, and of course Villagers.

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The gameplay is similar to that of Mafia, but with a different twists to keep it interesting and of course right on topic with a theme of Halloween.

There are also a few different makers and variations of the game. Bezier Games Deluxe Werewolf Edition is a similar style game but with different graphics and a few extra twists.

6. Guess the Scary Movie Game

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This is an easy enough game to play with any group of movie buffs.

Divide the group into two teams. The first team will randomly choose any line from a favorite Halloween or scary movie they can think and the second team takes turns guessing what it is.

Once the second team correctly identifies the movie, it is then their turn to say a line for the other team to guess.

7. Halloween Dance Challenge


I don’t know about you, but I don’t really consider it a party unless there is officially some dancing.

All you need is to make up a playlist of your favorite Halloween songs and a way to play music at the party – and of course ample space for dancing!

To make this a game, you can have a dance-off competition with partners, or you can simply have friends take turns making up their best Halloween dance moves to go with the songs.

For example, Play Rob Zombie music and guests must dance like a zombie, or play Wolves by Selena Gomez & Marshmellow while guests show off their best “if werewolves could dance” dance moves.

8. Capture the Flag {Halloween Edition}

Capture the Flag is a classic kids game that can be a lot of fun if you have an active group of adults.

This is a game that is best played outdoors if space and weather permits, but can also be played in a large area indoors if there is ample room for people to run around and not break anything.

To give the game a Halloween spin, you can either use Halloween themed garden flags or even use Halloween themed items as the flag. For example, one team could be witches, the other team could be cats. You could even make the actual flag be a pumpkin!

Learn How to Play Capture the Flag Here

9. Halloween Charades

Charades is always a fun game to play. You can either pick up Halloween themed Charades cards or simply just write down anything you can think of for Halloween on strips of paper and toss them in a basket.

See Halloween Charades Game for a free printable you can download.

10. Find the Creepy Doll

This is a variation of hide and seek, but instead of having everyone hide, you instead hide a doll for everyone to find.

For this game, all you need is a creepy doll. You can either make one or buy one, it can be cute or as creepy as you like. The party host will show everyone the doll and then hide it somewhere for guests to find.

11. Cackle Contest

Who can cackle the best? Have your guests compete with each other to outperform the others with their best cackling “Woo-Hoo-Hee-Hee-Ha-Ha” evil witch up to no good laugh they can come up with.

12. Make a Mummy

This is a pretty easy enough game if you’re a slacker of a party host and your friends ask what games you have planned for the night. Just grab some TP & divide your group into teams – whatever team gets a person on the team wrapped up like a mummy first wins!

13. Halloween Impromptu Night

For this game, you’ll want to divide your guests into even teams between 3-5 people each.

You will also need to make a “prop basket” that has a wide variety of different Halloween themed props, such as a witches hat, miniature broom or white sheet. The more varied the items the better!

Each team is given about 20 minutes to choose a prop and decide on a general story idea. Each team then takes turn giving a performance.

If you have friends who don’t like to perform in front of a group but enjoy the show, you can make them be judges to determine which team wins.

14. Light Up Badminton

Every group of adult friends should play Badminton together at least once, and if Halloween is the only time you ever get together, you might as well make the most of it with a light-up LED badminton set!

15. Mad Libs

Mad Libs isn’t just for kids – you just need grown-up friends who are good at coming up with whatever nouns, adjectives, and verbs that would make the stories fun and silly.

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16. Silent Killer Party Game

This is a game to play in the dark. Each player is given a slip of paper that says whether they will be a victim or killer.

Learn how to play the game here.

17. Pass the Apple

This is a classic relay style game that can be played very easily in the autumn season around Halloween, especially when apples are so abundant!

Each group divides into teams and stand in a line to “pass the apple” to the person standing next to them. The only catch? You can’t use your hands! The first team to successfully get their apple from one side of the line to the other wins!

18. Guess the Drawing Game

You really can’t go wrong with a bunch of adults trying to draw something and people guessing what it is you might be drawing.

Here’s a fun variation of drawing guessing games that can work with small groups of three people up to a whole crowd of people.

19. Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt

Hey, whoever declared glow-in-the-dark eggs and egg hunts were only meant for Easter? You could fill up glow in the dark eggs with Halloween candy and then have all your friends make a mad dash to find stuff.

{Of course, you’re adults – no one says you have to stuff the eggs with candy, either. Maybe get giant glow-in-the-dark easter eggs and tiny sampler bottles of adult beverages, or fill them up with other little trinkets your friends might appreciate.

If you want to make it super challenging, get something like these eyeball easter eggs and make your friends find them all in the dark, no flashlights allowed.

See this list of what to fill easter eggs with for adult egg hunt ideas.

20. Pumpkin Rolling

This is an easy enough of a concept that can be adapted with lots of variations – race to see who can roll a pumpkin the fastest across a field!

21. Zombie Races

Race to the prize…like a zombie! 🙂

Assign people to teams on whether they will be a zombie or a human. Zombies and humans must race to the prize, but zombies are able to tag humans out. Humans only can race as fast as they can.

22. Witch’s Broom

This is an easy enough party game you can play – all you need is a broom. The first person must do a short dance with the witch’s broom, and then every player must try to perfectly copy the dance. If the player cannot dance like the first witch, they are out. Keep going around in a circle until everybody’s had a chance to be the witch!

23. Terror Tag

This is a game where people are assigned to be either a ghost or a human. When a ghost tags a human, they become a ghost. Keep playing until no humans remain.

24. Scavenger Hunt

For this Halloween adult party game, you will need some different things to hide around the party area and will need to make a list for each guest of things to find. The person who finds all of the items first will win.

25. Fortune Telling

Fortune telling can be a fun activity to do at a Halloween party. You can decide whether to read tarot cards or you can make it silly and set up a fortune telling area with a crystal ball.

26. Halloween Themed Cornhole

Cornhole is a classic bean bag style game where players need to toss the bean bag into the target from a distance. You can make a Halloween themed one relatively easily by using whatever sorts of items your friends might appreciate, such as bats or spiders or even skeleton bones.

27. Halloween Darts

Darts are always a classic game to play with a gathering of friends. A Halloween Themed Dart Board makes it easy to set-up and play.

28. Zombie Fluxx

Zombie Fluxx is a card game for 2-6 players, where the game rules and objective of the game changes while you play. It’s simple enough: start by drawing a card and playing it …but who knows what can happen after that.

29. Pumpkin Bowling

Pumpkin bowling can be fun to play – you just need a ball that is orange or a small pumpkin your friends can roll into a set of pins. Pins can be made with empty plastic bottles or you can even buy a set of kid’s bowling pins.

30. Questions and Answers

This is a simple and easy game where one player writes down a question at the top of a piece of paper and covers it for the other person to write an answer without knowing the question.

31. Dress the Skeleton

For this Halloween party game, you will need a Skeleton and some costume clothes & props like silly hats, sunglasses, different styles of shirts and vests.

You can either keep this as an informal and casual photo-booth style activity where guests can get their pictures taken with the skeleton, or you can make it a contest type where players vote on whoever can put together the best dressed skeleton in a set amount of time.

Hopefully this list inspires you and your boring grown-up friends to have a very Happy Halloween and great time together at your next Halloween party!

We’ve been to a lot of really boring grown-up Halloween parties where people basically just sit on a couch and talk about their jobs. Don’t be that party host! Make it fun!

Do you have any fun ideas for Halloween party games for adults not on this list? Which games on this list do you most want to try with your friends? We’d love to hear what you think in the comments section below!

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