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6 family board games to play at a Halloween party

6 family board games to play at a Halloween party
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It’s Halloween! 

What better way to celebrate than to throw a ‘spooktacularly’ fun party for your children this year. Of course, we understand that planning a party can be stressful; you’ve got to search for the perfect costumes, provide the tastiest treats and, of course, think of some fun activities! 

But throwing a Halloween party doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, once you’ve found an outfit and bought some snacks, it’s just planning what you should do during the event that can be a bit tricky. Plus if you have young children, you need to make sure that they won’t be too scared the entire time.

Don’t worry - Halloween parties don’t have to be scary, in fact, they can be quite the opposite actually. Playing family-friendly board games is one way to throw a memorable Halloween party for your kids. That way, your party will be suitable for children of all ages, fun will be had and memories (not nightmares) will be made.

If you’re looking for board games to play at a Halloween party this year, and want to make sure they’ll be an enjoyable experience for your children, then look no further. We’ve put together 6 of our favourite Gibsons board games that’ll be sure to give ‘em pumpkin to talk about.

Read on below...if you dare!

Here are our favourite board games to play on Halloween

Why not try playing one of these family-friendly board games at your Halloween party this year? 


This funny card game is sure to inject some laughter into your Halloween party! Quirk will have your entire family in stitches as your imaginations are put to the test. You’ll be asked to ‘walk the plank,’ ‘breathe fire’ and ‘squawk like a chicken,’ with the aim of collecting the most Quirks.

This quirky (see what we did there?) game will help you all to embrace your silly side with sounds and actions, all while getting into a lot of mischief together - it’s no surprise that Quirk is an ideal game to play at any children’s party or family get-together, let alone at Halloween!


If you’re looking for an exciting game to play with your kids at Halloween, then look no further than Pixit!

Pile up your pixies, pick a card, and twist, turn and tip your cubes into place to recreate a pixelated image. This highly addictive, simple to learn game can be played alone, in pairs or in groups, making it the perfect choice for any family party. Each mode is exceedingly addictive and gets tremendously tense as the Pixit cubes twist and turn. 

You’ll be surprised how many hours of fun everyone can have from one little cube! With each game taking between 15 and 30 minutes to play, it’s the perfect entertainment for a Halloween party.

Pass The Bomb - The Big One

Put your family and friends’ brain power and skills to the test this Halloween with Pass The Bomb - The Big One. 

Roll the die, trigger the time-bomb and attempt to complete the task before passing it to the next player. Keep playing while the infernal time-bomb ticks away but watch out: the time-bomb is unstable and could ‘detonate at any moment. As the timer ticks down, we guarantee you’ll be on the edge of your seat!

This suspense-filled, action-packed, frantic-fun version of Pass the Bomb will provide fun for everyone at your Halloween party!


Zonkers is a fast and frantic dice game that’ll provide head-to-head frenzied fun at any party, as you try to win cards and beat your opponent. The aim of the game is to be the player who matches the most dice with the numbers on the cards. 

When the cards are filled with dice or when a player places their last die, the round ends and the player with the most dice on a card wins. But be careful, as there are six different ways to play Zonkers, which will easily catch you out. Suitable for both adults and children, Zonkers is the perfect game to play on Halloween with your family and friends - especially if you’re throwing a spooky party!

Shut the Box 

Who says your kids can’t learn while still having fun? 

As seen on TikTok, Shut the Box is another fun way to keep your children amused outside of school. Not only does it introduce arithmetic, addition and mathematics to children as speedy counting, but they’ll also need all their skills and accuracy to win the game! Plus, the resurgence in popularity from TikTok means they might already know how to play. 

But aside from being educational, this classic pub game is a great challenge for the whole family to enjoy. It’s perfect for playing with grandparents, couples, families, teens, and friends too. If you play this clever game of skill and fortune at your Halloween party, we guarantee you’ll have bundles of fun!

Crystal Hall

Seeing how this blog is all about Halloween, we just had to include this exciting game about magic and wizards, didn’t we?

Crystal Hall is an enchanting game that sees players ​​race around a magical board, discovering and collecting powerful crystals to become the strongest wizard. You must cast spells, drink potions and teleport to new locations as your wizards explore the board. But beware! Curses, warps and fireballs are just a few of the dangers lurking in the Crystal Hall to try hinder your progress.

This magic-filled strategy game is ideal for families, kids, friends and teens who are looking for something fun to play this Halloween. Do you have what it takes to be the most powerful wizard in Crystal Hall?

Hours of fun with Gibsons this Halloween

At Gibsons, we produce games and puzzles that entertain all generations. If you’re interested in having the perfect evening of fun this Halloween, then roll the dice and take a look through our award-winning board games. You can view the full collection here.

Got a question about one of our games or puzzles? Feel free to get in touch, a member of our team will be more than happy to help you!


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