Halloween Games

The Withered Corpse: A Body Parts Guessing Game

Halloween GamesHow to Play this Halloween Game
In a darkened room, pass around the prepared cups described below while you recite the spooky poem. Each person playing the game must FEEL what's inside the cups. When you turn on the lights, hand each person a list of the body parts and have them write down what they think was really in each cup.


Once upon a Halloween night
Living in this spooky town
Was a man who died of fright
Bearing the name of Brown.

Many and many a year has passed
Since they buried Brown away,
But his withering corpse we've here amassed
Dug up from his tomb today!

Here is his brain, which feels no pain.

Pass around a cup with something like a wet squishy tomato inside it.
Here are his eyes, frozen in surprise.
Pass the second cup which hold two frozen peeled grapes.
Here is his heart, nevermore to start!
Pass around a cup with a large lump of uncooked liver.
Here is his hair, once so fair!
This cup contains a handful of corn silk or wet fur or yarn.
A few drops of blood, the rest turned to mud!
A cup with a little catsup thinned with warm water.
One hand all alone, rotting flesh and bone.
A damp plastic glove filled with mud or ice.
Now touch his ear, which does not hear!
Pass around a cup holding a dried apricot
And here is his nose, cold in his repose.
Use a soft piece of chicken bone.
All that's left of his skin are these worms within!
Pass around a cup filled with wet, cooked spaghetti noodles.


Poor Brown is dead and withered away,
Can you guess what we really felt today?


After the lights are back on and everyone has finished writing down their guesses, collect the papers. As you check their guesses, you can show everyone what was really in the cups. The person with the most correct answers wins the game.


i like that game alot!!!!!!!!!!!

i like that

so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so anxious to use this at my party this year.
The children will love it!

This game sopunds so cool I plan to use it for my special needs children next week

awesome we like this game


This is a terefying and fun game for all.

ahahaha! this is awesome! :D

cool game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


that is a really cute game


that is great

it wasent scary but it was cool


kinda stupid

This game sounds cool! I'm gonna try it

it is cool

this sounds like fun! can't wait to try it!

cool poem,cool game i played it at my halloween party nobody got anything right!!!!!!!!!!!!

it was so dumb i didn't get it

this is the worst game ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!just kidding its very smart.


that so cool cant wait to try it

i loved this game


send me a piece of you

we played this at my friends b-day party. it was gross, but still really fun!!!

im scared

NOT SCARY AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my gosh I loved this idea so I invited some buddies over on halloween and we played it. They had a blast and we decided to make it a halloween tradition for us!

this wa dumb


I will so totally be using this game when I get the chance it is totally of the hook!

awsome !!!!!!!!!!!!

lol this game rocks alot i love it and i am 15

not bad! not bad at all!

omg this sounds socool im gonna try it

kooleast game ever but groos

dude i tried it, it and im 14 1/2 and i LOVE IT!!!

I like it... super original for kids

it is a really cool game!i have played it before at halloween and all of my fiends started screaming because they thought all the stuff was real lol.(i started cracking up when they started screaming!!!!!)

cool game guys

I llllllloooooovvvvvvveeeeee

is crazy

I remember playing this when I was a kid at a halloween party!!! Lots of fun and it had all us kids scared!

awsome game! :)



It is sooooo groos who made this game

SWEET!! I am so doing this at my next sleep-over!!

i'm doing that game today

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About the Author: S.E. Schlosser

S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press, as well as the Ghost Stories deck by Random House.  She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author. Read more

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