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Goblins and ghoulies, witches and warlocks, it's that spine-chilling time of the year again – Halloween! But who says all the fun and frolic should be limited to haunted houses and trick-or-treating? Why not infuse your workplace with a sprinkle of Halloween spirit? 

Here are 15 eerily exciting games to ensure a spooktacular celebration at work!

1. Desk-or-Treat!

Get ready for a spooktacular challenge in Desk-or-Treat! Transform your workspace into a haunted haven as you solve eerie puzzles and embark on a chilling adventure.

How to play:

  • Each department or team gets to transform their workspace into a haunted haven or any other Halloween theme.
  • On Halloween, employees can embark on a "desk-or-treating" adventure, hopping from one decorated desk to another to collect treats.
  • At the end of the day, a panel or popular vote determines the spookiest or most creative setup.

Why it's fun: Apart from the treats, this game promotes creativity and team collaboration. Plus, the festive atmosphere is a bonus!

2. The mummy wrap race

Unearth the fun in our mummy wrap race, where players race against time to transform into spooky, bandaged mummies in this thrilling Halloween game.

How to play:

  • Each team selects a willing participant to be the "mummy."
  • Using toilet paper, teams race against the clock to wrap their mummy from head to toe.
  • The aim? A fully wrapped mummy with no gaps!
  • The quickest wrap or the neatest one (or both, in separate categories) takes the crown.

Why it's fun: It’s fast-paced, silly, and there’s something undeniably comical about seeing a colleague wrapped in TP.

3. Pumpkin pictionary

A spooktacular drawing and guessing game where players carve out clues to unravel eerie, Halloween-themed mysteries.

How to play:

  • As with traditional Pictionary, players draw a prompt from a hat and attempt to illustrate it.
  • The twist? They have to carve or draw their clues onto a pumpkin!
  • Teammates guess the clue from the carving or drawing.

Why it's fun: It’s a fresh take on a beloved game. Plus, watching colleagues attempt to carve a quick pumpkin masterpiece? Priceless.

4. Ghostly guess who

A spine-tingling Halloween game where players uncover the haunting mystery of hidden specters in a thrilling guessing showdown.

How to play:

  • Participants submit a spooky or funny fact about themselves anonymously.
  • These facts are read aloud, and employees take turns guessing who each fact belongs to.
  • The person with the most correct guesses wins a ghoulishly delightful prize!

Why it's fun: It’s a great way to learn more about colleagues in a light-hearted manner. Expect lots of surprises and laughter!

5. Wicked witch hat ring toss

Step into a bewitched carnival and test your aim in the spine-chilling Wicked Witch Hat Ring Toss - a hauntingly fun Halloween game where you cast your rings to capture the essence of enchantment.

How to play:

  • Set up a few witch hats at varying distances.
  • Players get rings (which could be made of plastic, rubber, or even glow sticks) to toss.
  • The objective is to loop a ring around the pointy top of a witch's hat.
  • Assign different point values to each hat based on difficulty.

Why it's fun: It’s a simple game, but the competitive spirit it invokes is undeniably infectious. Plus, glow sticks can make it a glowing nighttime spectacle!

6. Spooky scavenger hunt

Embark on a spine-tingling scavenger hunt through a haunted realm, where eerie clues lead you to unearth the mysteries of the night, in this thrilling Halloween game.

How to play:

  • Prepare a list of Halloween-themed items or clues.
  • Conceal these items or clues at various spots around the office.
  • Distribute the list to employees or teams. They must locate the items or decipher the clues to find hidden treasures.
  • Set a timer! The first to complete the hunt or the one with the most finds at the end wins.

Why it's fun: It induces a sense of adventure and exploration, making even familiar office settings seem mysterious and new.

7. Candy corn counting contest

Test your Halloween math skills in the Candy Corn Counting Contest – can you guess the spooky number of candy corn in the jar?

How to play:

  • Fill a clear jar with candy corn and secure the lid.
  • Employees have to guess the number of candy corn in the jar.
  • The closest guess without going over the actual count wins the jar!

Why it's fun: It's a low-effort game, but the anticipation and excitement to win a jar full of candy corn make it intriguing.

8. Murder mystery lunch

Unearth dark secrets and solve a spine-chilling murder in this Halloween game, where your lunch takes a thrilling twist into the unknown.

How to play:

  • Select a Halloween-themed murder mystery game or kit suitable for your number of participants.
  • Assign roles to employees. Some will be suspects, while one will be the victim.
  • Everyone gathers evidence, watches scenes, and tries to solve the mystery during lunch.

Why it's fun: It’s immersive and allows employees to role-play, enhancing teamwork and analytical skills.

9. Zombie charades

A ghoulish twist on the classic guessing game, where players mime eerie clues to decipher creepy phrases and outwit the undead.

How to play:

  • Just like regular charades but with a twist! All the movies, songs, or books to act out are horror or Halloween-themed.
  • Participants pick a prompt and act it out, zombie-style, while their team tries to guess.

Why it's fun: Adding the zombie element requires players to think more creatively about how they'll convey their prompt, leading to hilarious interpretations.

10. Werewolf among us

Unmask the hidden lycanthrope in 'Werewolf Among Us' – a thrilling Halloween game of deceit and deduction where players must uncover the hidden werewolf before it's too late.

How to play:

  • This is a twist on the popular game "Werewolf" or "Mafia".
  • At the beginning of the game, players draw cards determining their role: Werewolf, Villager, Seer, etc.
  • Each night (which can be a timed interval), the werewolves "attack" a player, and each day the villagers (including the hidden werewolves) vote on who they think the werewolf might be.
  • The game ends when either all werewolves are ousted or the werewolves outnumber the villagers.

Why it's fun: A game of strategy and bluffing, it's bound to incite excitement, laughter, and maybe even a tiny bit of healthy paranoia.

11. Vampirical bingo

This isn’t your grandma’s bingo—unless she’s a 500-year-old vampire! Replace regular numbers with Halloween symbols, phrases, or characters.

How to play:

Create bingo cards with images or names of spooky items: black cat, full moon, haunted house, etc.

Use beans, candy corn, or other small Halloween trinkets as markers.

As each item is called out, players mark their cards. First to get five in a row shouts, "Vampirical Bingo!"

Why it's fun:

Familiar yet different, this game combines the thrill of bingo with Halloween quirks, making every callout an amusing surprise.

12. Ghoul guess who

Halloween edition of the popular "Guess Who" board game using monsters and ghouls.

How to play:

  • Prepare cards with various Halloween creatures: Frankenstein's monster, witch, ghost, etc.
  • Players draw a card (their secret character) and ask yes/no questions to deduce their opponent’s character.
  • "Does your character have fangs?", "Is your character dead?", and so forth.

Why it's fun: With an eerie twist on a beloved classic, players get to engage in a deductive battle of wits with amusing Halloween themes.

13. Jack-O'-Lantern Jenga

Traditional Jenga with a pumpkin twist.

How to play:

  • Paint a regular Jenga set in Halloween colors: black, orange, and white.
  • On select blocks, write dares or challenges related to Halloween: "Share a ghost story," "Do a witch laugh," etc.
  • Play Jenga as usual, but if a player pulls a block with a challenge, they must perform it.

Why it's fun: Not only is the game about maintaining a steady hand, but the added challenges introduce unpredictability and added laughs.

14. Phantom ping pong toss

A ghostly version of the carnival classic where players aim to get ping pong balls into floating ghost buckets.

How to play:

  • Paint ping pong balls to resemble eyes.
  • Create or buy small ghost buckets or white cups, optionally with floating mechanisms.
  • Players have a set number of tries to toss the "eyes" into the ghost buckets.

Why it's fun: The challenge of landing the ping pong balls, coupled with the floating movement of the ghost buckets, ensures suspense and excitement with each throw.

15. Spellbinding Spell-Off

A spellcasting competition where players pronounce and enact challenging Halloween words.

How to play:

  • Prepare a list of Halloween-themed tongue twisters or challenging words: "Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis potion," "Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia haunted house," etc.
  • Players draw a phrase and attempt to pronounce it correctly, then enact or mime it.
  • Award points based on pronunciation, performance, and creativity.

Why it's fun: It’s hilarious to watch colleagues stumble over tricky words and then theatrically act them out. A wonderful way to indulge in lighthearted competition.


Halloween in the workplace doesn’t just mean donning costumes and devouring candy. It's an opportunity to bond with colleagues, challenge one another, and, above all, share a few hearty laughs.

These games are your ticket to ensuring that this year’s Halloween celebration isn’t just memorable but also boo-fully fun! 🎃👻🕸️

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