The Halloween Guess Who Party Game

Find Out How Much Your Guests Know About Halloween Characters

friends dressed up, dancing at halloween party.
Betsie Van Der Meer / Getty Images

Halloween Guess Who is a Halloween party game where your guests will need to guess which Halloween character they've been designated by getting clues from the other party guests.

The Halloween Guess Who game is a great icebreaker game that will really get your guests mingling and ready for a night of spooky fun. You can alter the character list to make this game work for kids too or even to fit other types of parties during the year.

 How to Play Halloween Guess Who

As each guest arrives at the party, stick a label on their back of a Halloween character. This is now the guests' new identities.

Tell all the guests that they aren't allowed to tell someone the character that's on their back unless they make a correct guess. It's not fun unless everyone plays the game and gets to know each other a bit better. Be sure not to let the guest peek when you're applying their name label!

The guests are then to mingle and ask each other "yes" or "no" questions so they can find out what Halloween character is on their back. 

When a person makes a correct guess, they're allowed to move the label off their back and onto the front of their body. This way everyone will know who's made a correct guess.

There's no prize for who figures out their character first because you still want all guests to continue to interact so everyone can find out which character is stuck to their back.

As the game progresses and there only a few people who haven't correctly guesed who they are, you can forget the "yes" and "no" rules and let the guests start giving each other clues until everyone knows their identity.

The game can be over when everyone makes a correct guess or you can carry the game on for the rest of the party and have guests keep in character for the remainder of the time.

Halloween Guess Who Character Ideas

You can make these characters as general or as specific as you'd like. For example, you can have "vampire" on a label or you can have "Dracula."

Here are some Halloween Guess Who character ideas, but don't be afraid to use your imagination.

  • Vampire
  • Dracula
  • Elvira
  • Ghost
  • Casper
  • Werewolf
  • Zombie
  • Monster
  • Frankenstein
  • Headless Horseman
  • Grim Reaper
  • Mummy
  • Skeleton
  • Ghostbuster
  • Mad Scientist
  • Demon
  • Devil
  • Alien
  • Clown
  • Beetlejuice
  • Jason Vorhees
  • Freddy Krueger
  • Michael Myers

Halloween Guess Who Game Variations

Here are some variations on the Halloween Guess Who game that will make your party even more interesting.

  • If you're having a themed Halloween party, pick all characters that fit into your party theme.
  • If you think your guests are particularly horror movie savvy, give them only characters from scary movies. They'll also like these horror movie trivia games.

Free, Printable Halloween Guess Who Labels

Here are some free, printable labels that you can use to stick to your guests' backs.