Online Halloween Games


Barbara J. Feldman

Because of Halloween’s popularity with kids and adults alike, there are a lot of websites with a Halloween theme. Today’s focus is on interactive Halloween games, although many of this week’s picks also have other free Halloween goodies such as e-cards, screensavers, and printable crafts. Enjoy!

  • Ben & Jerry: Halloween5 stars

    To celebrate their "absolutely most way-favorite time of year," Ben & Jerry have created a Halloween playground of games and crafts. Interactive games are found in both obvious places (Halloween Games) and not-so-obvious ones (such as the Interactive Haunted House listed in the Flavor Graveyard.) There's also a Ben & Jerry Graveyard Screensaver, and a nice collection of printable crafts, mazes, coloring pages and word searches. Check out the print-and-cut skeleton with movable arms and legs that you can put together with brass fasteners.

  • Free Halloween5 stars

    In addition to the usual jigsaw, memory, and slider puzzles, Free Halloween has two really fun games you won't find on any of the other Halloween sites. Sokoban is an addictive Japanese strategy game played by pushing characters around the board. Mah Jong, played by finding the matching pictures, is an online variation of the Chinese board game frequently associated with middle-age Jewish women. See "From Ningbo to Hoboken". Because neither requires reading, they can be enjoyed by all ages.

  • Kids Domain: Halloween5 stars

    Just listing all the Halloween topics at Kids Domain would take up more space than I have here, so I'll just mention my favorites. Party Fun is a good place to start when planning offline Halloween activities for kids. Clip art is excellent for use both offline and online (with a courtesy link back to Kids Domain.) I also liked the craft ideas, and the printable coloring pages, word searches and crossword puzzles. When visiting their online games page, be sure to follow the small links at the bottom to their Javascript and Shockwave games.

  • By October 6,2004

  • Honorable Mentions

    The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!



    Halloween
    Halloween
    from Prime Books
    (Paperback)
    - Usually ships in 24 hours
    Price: $6.33

    Halloween
    Halloween
    by Harry Behn
    (Hardcover)
    - Usually ships in 24 hours
    Price: $6.38

    Halloween Food (Instructables Halloween)
    Halloween Food (Instructables Halloween)
    by Authors of Instructables
    (Kindle Edition)