Halloween board games can be used at home or school and they provide a great way to occupy kids in the lead up to Halloween. These games can be used to settle down excited kids and are also ideal as a reward for kids who finish their work early in the classroom or for kids who deserve a reward at home. But this is not their only use. Halloween board games also make a wonderful way for the family to spend time together.
There are commercial games available but it is much more fun and also much cheaper to make your own. Once you have made these Halloween games, you then have something that can be used year after year.
To create your own Halloween board games, you just need some stock card and some markers. Stickers and glitter can also be used to dress up the game. You might like to choose a theme for the game like vampires or ghosts or you might like to make it about Halloween in general.
The most common board game is the track board game and this is the easiest type to make. Just draw a track around the board or from the top to the bottom of the board. The track might go from a Haunted House – the start – to your house – the end. Along the track you can have reward spaces and hazard spaces.
The reward spaces might have something like, ‘Have another turn.’ The hazard spaces might say something like, ‘Go back 3 spaces.’ There can also be Trick or Treat spaces on the board. When someone lands on a Treat space, they can be rewarded by being given a small treat like a candy. When they land on the Trick space, they can pick up a card which will have a trick on it that they have to do. It might be something like, ‘Howl like a werewolf.’
Your Halloween board game can be decorated with pictures, sticks, glitter, puff paint and anything else that you like. Once is it ready, you just take turns to throw the dice and move around the board.
A different way to create a Halloween board game is to make a ‘Snakes and Ladders’ style game. Instead of using snakes and ladders though, you could use witch’s brooms as ladders and black cats with long tails as the snakes. The game can played the same way as the traditional ‘Snakes and Ladders’ game.
Halloween board games are an ideal game for family fun or classroom fun. If you choose to make your own board this makes it even more fun. Let the kids use their imaginations and see what they come up with. They’ll have fun making the game and they’ll be so proud of what they have made that they won’t want to stop playing it.