Games for Hallow-e’en

“The night when all sorts of charms and spells are invoked for prying into the future.” Place a lighted candle in middle of floor, not too securely placed; each one jumps over it. Whoever succeeds in clearing candle is guaranteed a happy year, free of trouble or anxiety. He who knocks candle over will have

“The night when all sorts of charms and spells are invoked for prying into the future.”

Place a lighted candle in middle of floor, not too securely placed; each one jumps over it. Whoever succeeds in clearing candle is guaranteed a happy year, free of trouble or anxiety. He who knocks candle over will have a twelve-month of woe.

Hallow-e’en or Hallow-Even is the last night of October, being the eve or vigil of All-Hallow’s or All Saint’s Day, and no holiday in all the year is so informal or so marked by fun both for grown-ups as well as children as this one. On this night there should be nothing but laughter, fun and mystery. It is the night when Fairies dance, Ghosts, Witches, Devils and mischief-making Elves wander around. It is the night when all sorts of charms and spells are invoked for prying into the future by all young folks and sometimes by folks who are not young… — From the Introduction First published in 1912, this vintage holiday classic is packed with ideas and activities guaranteed to make your Victorian-themed Halloween gathering the most authentic, impressive and talked about party of the year! Includes instructions for more than 60 traditional Halloween games, plus dozens of riddles, party game “forfeits” and more!