You've got decorations and candy covered for your Halloween party, but it's hard to keep kids entertained in the hours (or, sometimes, days) before heading out to trick or treat. Which is why keeping a few games in your back pocket for your kids — and your party guests — is never a bad idea. Some of these picks are for kids, some are for teens and adults, but all of them promise serious fun for everyone.
There are few things creepier than inflatable bones holding up a limbo stick. Thankfully, this version isn't so macabre that you'll be fielding calls from your kids' friends' parents for the next week.
Bonus: This game reaches five feet high, so even adults can get in on the action.
The only thing better than eating these tiny candies is bowling them over with a ball.
When the kids are busy getting dressed, compete to be the best villain in this card game. Players get to weave their own 80s-style slasher storyline throughout the 30-minute experience.
Not only is this spider cute, but since it's inflatable, you can take all the air out afterward and store it with ease for the other 364 days a year.
This vintage-style game will be the star of your Halloween bash. When spun, the witch reveals one of 20 different fortunes.
What's the easiest way to keep up to 24 kids in their chair and listening at a party? Put a festive Bingo card in front of them and offer candy to the winner.
Caution: Your kids will have some serious giggle fits over this game, where they're challenged to pin eyes and a smile on a playful skeleton figure.
Haunted houses and full moons serve as the property for this Monopoly game, and players can pick between a cat, bat, pumpkin, candy apple, ghost and witch's hat playing piece.
If you want your kids to play a game that'll develop their visual perception skills and attention before chowing down on candy, have them play this matching symbols game before hitting the sidewalks.
If you're an avid dart player, start your kids young with this child-friendly foam board that comes with four soft balls.
Keep your kids entertained for hours and set this festive game up in a corner — let them challenge each until it's time to start ringing door bells.
Make the kids (and adults!) work a little harder for their candy — or at least, be more selective — by hiding it away behind these tissue paper punch holes.
This game works for 2 to 8 players and is a lot trickier than it looks. It tests your reactions by making you match the figurines to the cards, but they're not always what they seem.
Older kids and adults alike will love this strategy game, which pits everyone against the ghosts in a haunted house while your team tries to collect jewels and escape.
Sometimes all you really need is a spooky twist on a classic, and Halloween Charades is exactly that — the same act-it-out game you know and love, with Halloween-themed prompt cards.
This board game is designed specifically to be played in the dark (that tiny lantern lights up), and it works kind of like a game of tag.
You can occupy kids for hours with this spider slingshot game — all they have to do is fling the jelly spiders at the spiderweb board, and the one with the most points in the end, wins.
Think Plinko, but with little jack-o-lantern disks that you drop down onto the board for points instead.
Jack Skellington fans will love this version of Trivial Pursuit, which comes with Halloween-themed dice and asks questions about the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas.
This is a fast-paced, Uno-like card game (just long enough to keep your kids' attention!) where players aim to be the first one to get rid of all their ghost cards.
If spiders aren't your thing (not even adorable, cartoonish ones!) but you like the idea of a ring toss game, this inflatable witches hat game will do the trick.