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The idea of playing scary games might sound like an odd thing to do. But these types of games can be a lot of fun! From scary “thrill” to silly and funny, there is a frightening sleepover game for everyone.

This selection of 8 scary games will surely fulfill every partygoer’s wishes. Be ready to stay awake having loads of fun with your friends. If you are looking for the complete selection of all-age party games, check out our collection here.

1. Scary Trivia Questions

Who doesn’t love scary facts? If you want to play a game at your sleepover, consider asking a scary trivia question or two! With these trivia questions, you can provide your friends a night full of scary stories they will remember.

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Did you get curious? You should also check out our general Trivia article to learn about this game. In this article, you’ll find over 100 Trivia questions for all ages from categories such as history, movies, or sports!

How to Play Trivia

Generally said, playing Trivia Games is very easy. You only need to prepare a sheet of paper with a list of topics and matching questions. Then you and your friends can choose questions you will ask each other.

If you are more afraid of losing than you are of ghosts, then you can even turn the game into a competitive trivia night! In this case, players receive points for every correct answer, and the person with the most points is the winner.

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Scary Trivia Questions

Sometimes the question about scary things itself can make your heart beat faster. These examples give you a guideline of what to ask your friends.

1. Which poisonous metal did people use to eat to improve their skin?

  • Beryllium
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Arsenic
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Arsenic

Safe Arsenic Wafers in the 19th century were claimed to eliminate freckles, blackheads, and other facial skin problems.

2. What food is a french delicate?

  • Worms
  • Snakes
  • Snails
  • Rats
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Snails

Can you imagine the consistency?

3. How long do spiders need to build their web?

10-15 minutes

  • 20-30 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • 1 day
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20-30 minutes

It’s so fascinating that you could watch them all day.

4. What is also famously known as the “Devil’s Triangle”?

  • Pandora’s Box
  • Bermuda Triangle
  • The Third Eye
  • Chocolate Kisses
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Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle is also called the Devil’s Triangle because of its countless mysterious disappearances.


2. Charades For Kids

Charades is an easy and funny activity game. But it can also get scary. Especially if you have prepared an according list of frightening words and phrases.

Who can act out most convincingly and give the others shivers? Now it’s time to find out!

How To Play Charades

To play this game, divide your guests into two or three teams and sit together in a circle. Now write down scary words or phrases on slips of paper. Make sure to fold them then, so they are unreadable to others.

Mix them and let one after another draw a paper slip. Then the first person tries to act out the word in front of the other players to try and get their teammates to guess what they are. It’s also essential to set a time limit in advance. Usually, every player has one minute.

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Charades Ideas For Kids

The most important thing is to have a good list prepared. You can set it up with your friends or look at our list if you need some extra inspiration to find some good words!


  • Thief
  • Broom
  • Cruella De Vil
  • Jack Skellington
  • Sword
  • Cat scratches
  • scary video games
  • dead people
  • evil spirit
  • light switches
  • eye contact
  • a deck of cards
  • horror movie
  • claw marks
  • night vision

3. Scary Truth or Dare

It’s scary telling the truth sometimes, but it’s even more frightening to tell a lie! If you have a sleepover party and want something more interactive than watching movies, consider playing truth or dare!

This game can go from harmless to dangerous in a hot minute. If you want to know more about the game Truth or Dare, then check out our guide here.

How to Play Scary Truth or Dare

It starts as usual by grabbing an empty bottle and placing it in the center of all players. The youngest player in the group begins by spinning the bottle. When it stops, the bottleneck will point to a person.

The starting player asks the question: Truth or Dare? The person in question must then choose between these two.

Either they need to answer the starting player’s question or dare to achieve a challenge. After one player is done, it’s on them to rotate the bottle.

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Scary Truth or Dare Questions

This game is a great way to start your sleepover party and get some deeper personal connection. Truth or Dare will surely keep your guests awake.

The best thing is, you don’t need any preparations. Gather your friends and blankets, and be ready to discover the dark corners of yourselves!

1. Have you ever seen anything supernatural after the stroke of midnight?

You don’t have to be shy. Everyone wants to know!

2. Why do you think the ghostly bride appears in that one photo?

Can you tell me her name?

3. What would you do if there was a monster in your room?

Be honest. Only some people need to be brave.

4. Have you ever been so scared that you peed yourself?

Tell the story; you might even scare the others in the group!

Best Scary Dares

With these given tasks, you and your friends will get to know your boundaries. And who knows, you may also be able to scare others!

1. Eat a spoonful of your least favorite food!

If you are wise, choose the most miniature spoon you can find. You still need your tastebuds!

2. Let your friends take you to another room while you keep your eyes closed. They turn off all the lights and leave you alone in the room. Try finding the exit!

In the dark, it can be challenging to differentiate optical illusions!

3. Pick one scary horror movie you’ve never seen, and watch it together!

Do you dare not look away when it gets scary?

4. Get yourself wrapped in toilet paper and then walk around crossroads at night.

Can you scare any pedestrians?


4. Scary Would You Rather?

Would You Rather can also be a scary question game. Not only will you learn new things about your buddies, but you will also make your sleepover party unforgettable. It’s a perfect alternative when you don’t feel like only watching horror films or playing board games again and want to try something out of the ordinary!

Do you want more information? Head to our guide on Would You Rather and learn more about rules, tips, and funny statements.

How To Play Scary Would You Rather

Each round, one person asks a Would You Rather question to a person of their choice. Make sure to think of something scary like, “Would you rather be in the same room with Baby Blue or 1000 spiders?”

The player then chooses between the two options. You can play in pairs or a group.

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List of Scary Would You Rather Questions

With this List of Scary Would you Rather Questions, you are settled for any sleepover party. Unquestionably you come across new things about yourself and your friends and have lots of fun.

1. Would you rather be stuck in a haunted house and have contact with ghosts or in a horror movie?

Sometimes, it’s hard to decide.

2. Would you rather have no fingers or just one eye?

Not everyone will agree, for sure.

3. Would you rather wake up every morning to find that everything is backward, including yourself and the people around you, or wake up as a completely different person every day?

Can you think of a more difficult question in revenge when it’s your turn?

4. Would you rather be mysteriously transported to a dark forest every night or hear strange whispers and breathing from inside your closet?

This question might also reveal some things about your personality type.

5. Would you rather sleep in a cemetery or a cave?

Complex, or have you ever tried it before?

6. Would you rather have creepy noises coming out of your closet or be a stranger to everyone you know?

That’s a tough one!


5. Light As A Feather, Stiff As A Board

This terrifying game appears in every magician’s playbook. Give this group activity a try and discover that it’s not just an optical illusion. The best thing is that you need nothing extra to make it work.

How To Play Light As Feather, Stiff As A Board

Have one of your friends lie on the floor. Let four to five people kneel around them. Each person places just two fingers from each hand under their body.

Then the group starts chanting “Light as a feather, stiff as a board” while attempting to lift that person into the air. It might not work the first time, but give it another try, and the magic will surely happen!


6. Hide and seek in the dark

This game is very similar to the standard version, except for one frightening thing! You play it in the dark. If you are ready to discover what’s hidden in the darkness, do not wait to start the game! It will surely get your heart racing!

Hide and Seek in the dark is very easy to understand and fun. The only crucial thing is to ensure that it is dark outside or that the windows are covered, so no sunlight enters the room. Additionally, players should have a light source to find their way around the house while hiding.

How To Play Hide and Seek in the dark

Depending on the size of the area, the members must decide upon a counting time between 30 to 60 seconds. Make sure that all players know how much time they have to hide from the seeker.

Then all lights are turned off. The game begins when the first player starts to count in.

All other players now look for a hideout. After the seeker finishes counting, they can look for the other players without turning on the light on their electronic devices.

The new seeker is the one who got found last. To make the game even scarier, the players can change their hideout and confuse the seeker by making creepy noises!


7. Pendulum

Are you excited about playing a game that truly gives you goosebumps? Then it’s time for a divination game. With this old tradition of asking the spirits questions about the future, you will discover many secrets that usually stay in the dark of consciousness.

The only thing you need first is a pendulum. Don’t worry if you don’t have one at home! You can create one yourself. Just take a piece of thread around six inches in length and hook a weight onto its end.

How to Play Pendulum

Sit together in a circle and put the Pendulum in the middle. The starting player holds the Pendulum straight into the center of the circle and asks a yes-or-no question of their interest like: “Is it safe to pursue a relationship with this particular person?” Everyone must try to keep their minds focused on that one specific question.

You will slowly notice that the Pendulum starts to swing. If it moves in a circle, the answer is yes. If it only moves back and forth, the answer is no. The person to the right is next to ask a question of their choice.

Good Questions to ask the Pendulum

A question to the Pendulum should be short, concise, and clear. Make sure that you ask something that lies within the realms of possibility.

  1. Am I haunted?
  2. Is there a ghost in this room?
  3. Should I meet up with this person?
  4. Is that person trustworthy?
  5. Am I living a long life?
  6. Will I get married?
  7. Will I die in the next ten years?
  8. Is my crush interested in me?
  9. Do my friends even like me?
  10. Do I keep getting the answer no because something better is waiting for me?
  11. Will I be happy someday?

8. Bloody Mary

Have you ever heard of the tales about Bloody Mary? Well, the truth is, she is real, or at least she was back in the 15th century. Knowing that the game is based on a true story, are you and your friends brave enough to call her name and endure her negative energy?

History of Bloody Mary

The history of the Bloody Mary legend is unclear and varies depending on who you talk to. According to the most popular version of the story, Mary had a child that got crucially killed.

She could not stand the pain and killed herself afterward. Since then, Mary has been looking for revenge. Many people have claimed to see her ghost inside mirrors after repeating her name three times. So do you dare to lead Bloody Mary to your house?

How to Play Bloody Mary

First, decide who of you is going to call Mary first. The selected person goes into the bathroom with a white candle lit up, and make sure all lights are out since Mary hates any artificial light source.

The person should finally stand in front of the mirror, holding the candle before their chest. That’s the time to say “Bloody Marry” three times in the mirror. After that, Bloody Mary will appear.

There are many stories of what happens next, but all are different…

Now bring some black candles and your Magic 8 Ball and prepare a circle of salt. This night will be filled with some of the scariest horror games you have always wanted to try. So, are your friends ready to enter the spirit realm and experience a terrifying story that even angry spirits are afraid of?

In case you want to play some games to ease up the vibe, check out our article about Fun Sleepover Games!

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