We never used to celebrate Halloween, but now it seems that all through Autumn we are preparing for that spooky day.
The little ones ask for scary stories, want to hear all about ghosts,vampires and witches.
They know it’s not real, which is , I think, why they can enjoy it so much. There is no doubt in their mind that monsters aren’t real and that there is no such thing as a ghoul. (But the troll that lives at the bottom of our garden, well,that’s a whole different story..)
Today Emily asked to close the curtains and play spooky boardgames.
I thought I could share our 5 favourites with you, though you may have some trouble finding some of them, as some of them are from Mama or Daddy’s own childhood.
This game is sort of a spot-the-difference game with a twist.
Each player gets a big card with seven spooky characters , a witch, a ghost, a cat, a bat, a knight, an owl and a vampire. There is a stack of cards with only six characters on them. They get revealed one card at a time, the player who first spots who is missing wins the card.
In this game you match the people hiding behind the windows to the one picture that is not covered by a window. Moving the matching picture reveals a new spooky character.
In this game you try to find your way through the scary forest full of ghosts and goblins to get to the cave full of gold. You work together to cross the river, but after that everyone races to get to the cave first.
Heimlich & Co
Each player takes a card which decides who he is going to be in this game. There are six secret agents , and you can’t reveal who you are. Players move all agents around the board, whoever reaches the finish lien first, wins.
I’m reasonably sure that Operation counts as a spooky game, after all, you are removing frogs, bones and other strange things from a man’s body..
What are your favourite spooky boardgames?
Have a lovely day!