If you’re looking for Halloween activities for kids that are big on entertainment and not DIY, we’ve got a few spooktacular board games just for you!  Try out one or all of these cool games perfect for a screaming good time, whether it’s at a party or just after school. Scroll down to see them all.

Scary Bingo

Don’t be fooled by the name, this monster-themed bingo game is full of quirky creatures that are way more Monsters Inc. than Creepshow and it’s easy-peasy to play. Instead of calling out “B-34!” or “N-22!” you’ll be shouting out “Hairy Jim!” and “Booboo!” much to the delight of your kids. Because the images are so distinct, reading is not necessary to be able to play the game. For 3-7 players, so perfect for an easy Halloween party activity. Includes a “monster box” that you build to pull the calling cards out of.

$19.99, ages 3 and up. Buy now.

 

 

Spookies

Enter a haunted house and brave the many floors with your friends as you creak and crawl your way up to the attic. Use the dice to move one of five characters—our friends and their faithful dog—and collect Spookies (little ghosts) along the way. Seems straightforward? Be careful! There’s a high-risk factor and you could be sent all the way back down. It’s like an advanced version of Chutes and Ladders, with math and strategy. Because of this, the recommended age is 8 and up. We think a younger kid could play it with some extra guidance (5 or older) and patient siblings. German made with beautiful artwork, we’re betting you’ll be playing this long past Oct. 31st.

$24.99, ages 8 and up (see note above). Get yours here.

The Hollow Woods

Clear off the table because you’ll want to spread out with this exciting storytelling game. Using the gorgeous, spooky images on the cards, the wordless drawings become a haunting, magical scene that only you can describe. Write a story together with the kids, or have each child tell their own tale. Beacause you can work with the kiddos, we think this family game can be for children younger than 8.
$19.99, 8 and up. Buy it now.

Ghost Story Box

This choose-your-own-adventure style puzzle asks children to create ghost stories to match the art. With more than 20 puzzle pieces, printed on both sides the scenarios are endless. Each piece can be interchanged or flipped over, and when all the pieces are together they stretch over 8 feet!
$14.99, ages 3 and up. Get it now.
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Ghost Story Dice

Want to get a little literate with your gaming? Try out these Ghost Story Dice, a perfect family game for any dark and stormy night. Just roll the dice to determine your story: you’ll see story elements like characters (vampires, headless horseman) settings (long dark coordinator) and special powers (invisibility). Once you’ve got your dice, you can draw or write your masterpiece. Each player can do their own, or each family member can contribute to the greater story. Recommended for ages 3 and up because of the choking hazard of the dice, but we think toddlers can get in on this game with supervision. This is also a great travel game because the dice will fit easily in a Ziplock baggie.

$8.24, ages 3 and up. Click here to buy yours.

Looking for more games to play at a Halloween party? You’ll love this story:

Halloween Games for Kids 

And for party food that is spooky but not too sugary? Check out this one:

Healthier Halloween Snacks for Kids 

What’s your favorite game to play this time of year with your little ghouls? Tell us in a comment below! 

—Amber Guetebier