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Use One of Your Favorite Games as a Child for a Halloween Game Idea

Do you remember the old “toss across” game where you played with bean bags to get tic-tac-toe? After your kids got older than about six years old you probably put it in your garage and it’s sat for years. Get it out now though for a Halloween game. Yes, there is a use for that old game as long as you didn’t donate it to Good Will. Even if you did, you can still probably pick it up at a game store or used at Good Will for a relatively cheap price. The money you pay will be worth it to make it the hit of your Halloween Party or the favorite of trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood.


The supplies for this game are very simple, as long as you can find one of the toss across games which is the most important piece for this game. Other than that you just need three bean bags, and several varieties of candy along with bowls to set the candy in.

Set Up Is Simple

The great thing about this game is that the toss across itself basically sets the game up for you. Keep in mind each of the nine “squares” have either an “x” or an “o” on it. On each of these x’s and o’s put a piece of paper with the name of a size of candy. Put the larger candies on the corner pieces. Put the smaller types of candy on the pieces of paper on the middle box, and then use the other squares as you wish. Create bowls of candy for “jumbo prize”, “large prize”, “medium prize” and consolation prizes.

Playing The Game

Playing this Halloween version of the game is very simple. First make sure all the spinners have the blank side face up to start, these faces of the spinners have no prizes. Give each contestant five bean bags and let them throw them one at a time. If they hit a spinner and a prize is displayed face up, tell the contestant they can take that prize and stop or keep throwing but they would be forfeiting that prize they just won hoping to get a bigger one. If your contestant has not stopped by their fifth bean bag, they receive whatever prize that throw results in. If it has no prize displayed they receive a consolation prize.

And You Thought That Old Game Was Useless

Many of us have probably thrown away our toss-across games from our childhood, we thought they were useless. Little did we know they could be used for a fun Halloween Party game to award candy to our children and their friends. Of course, as with many Halloween Party games this game can be used for trick-or-treaters as well. It works best if you have a small to medium amount of trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood.



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