The Midnight Game

The Midnight Game is an ancient pagan ritual that was used in the dark ages to punish those who broke the laws and tradition of the religion. Recently, the game has become popular with kids and teenagers on the internet, who perform the ritual to summon the midnight man. They do it as a dare or as a thrill-seeking exercise, little knowing how dangerous this ancient ritual really is.

Midnight Game

WARNING: Do not play the midnight game. It is very dangerous. There is a very real chance of death for those who play the Midnight Game and there is an even greater chance that it will drive you insane. It is highly recommended that you DO NOT PLAY THE MIDNIGHT GAME.

If you do choose to play, you do so at your own risk.

Midnight Game Preparations

To play the midnight game, you will need: a large candle, a piece of paper, a pen or pencil, a box of matches or a lighter, a continer of salt, a needle or pin and a house with a wooden front door.

Midnight Game Instructions

Step 1: Write your name on a piece of paper. It must be your full name – first name, middle name and last name.

Step 2: Prick your finger and place a drop of blood on the piece of paper. Allow the blood to soak in.

Step 3: Turn off all the lights in your house and stand at your front door. The door must be wooden.

Step 4: Place the piece of paper in front of the door. Light the candle and place it on top of the piece of paper.

Step 5: At the stroke of midnight, knock on your front door 22 times. You must finish knocking before the clock moves to 12:01 AM.

Step 6: Open the front door and blow out the candle.

Step 7: Close the door again and immediately relight the candle.

You have just invited the Midnight Man into your home.

Now, the midnight game begins.

You must walk around the house in the dark with the lit candle in hand. Your goal is to avoid the Midnight Man at all costs until exactly 3:33 AM. If your candle goes out, it means the Midnight Man is near you. You have to relight the candle within the next ten seconds or the Midnight Man will get you. The candle is your only protection.

If you are able to relight the candle within this time, you can continue moving around the house, avoiding the Midnight Man.

If you are not able to relight the candle fast enough, you must immediately surround yourself with a circle of salt. You must remain within the circle of salt until 3:33 AM. The salt is your last line of defence. Do not step outside the circle of salt or the Midnight Man will get you.

If you make it to 3:33 AM without being trapped within the circle of salt, it means you have won the Midnight Game.

Whatever happens, the Midnight Man will leave at 3:33 AM and, if you are still alive, it is safe to go to sleep.

If you spend the entire game staying in the one spot, this will only result in the Midnight Man finding you. It is HIGHLY advised that you keep moving throughout the game.

Signs that the Midnight Man is nearby:
1. Your candle will blow out.
2. You will suddenly feel extremely cold.
3. You will hear a low whisper.
4. You will see the shadowy figure of a man in the darkness.

The Midnight Game Rules

DO NOT turn on any lights during the Midnight Game.
DO NOT use a flashlight during the Midnight Game.
DO NOT fall asleep during the Midnight Game.
DO NOT use another person’s blood on the paper that bears your name.
DO NOT try to use a lighter instead of a candle. It will not work.
DO NOT attempt to provoke or anger the Midnight Man in ANY WAY.
It must be exactly 12:00 AM when you begin performing the ritual, otherwise it will not work.

Some final words of advice:
Do not play this game. There are many dangers involved. Summoning a spirit or inviting a ghost or demon into your home is incredibly dangerous. You could be abducted or become possessed. Running around with matches and candles in the dark is extremely dangerous. Do not burn yourself or set your house on fire. Pricking your finger and messing around with blood is dangerous. Do not allow yourself to come into contact with someone else’s blood. You could catch a fatal disease. Finally, our advice to you is: Do not play this game.

Midnight Game Experiences

“I lit the candle and ran around the house, freaking out, for about ten minutes. Then, i heard a door slam somewhere and i admit i started crying. It had to have been about three hours and i hadn’t seen or felt anything but an occasional chill. Then, what i imagine was about 3:30, i heard a huge crash in the upstairs bathroom. I freaked out and avoided it for a while then went in. As i went to go out i saw a silhouette and my candle went out. The guy was RIGHT THERE so i basically said ‘screw it’, threw my candle away and threw down the best salt circle in history ever made in the dark. I stood there, shivering my brains out, for about three minutes when i suddenly heard the front door open, and all of my friends ran into the house yelling for me. The lights all came on, and my friend looked at me, and i just collapsed. Scariest thing ever. I do NOT recommend playing the midnight game.”

Comments

  1. RavenPrincessOfDarkness says

    What this forgets to mention that if the midnight man gets close to you he induces a hallucination of your greatest fear (which is why most survivors of the game go mad) before he rips your organs out one by one. It is advised that if you start hallucinating you leave the area you are in immediately so that he doesn’t rip you apart. And he will always be watching you, even after the game is over. DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME.

  2. Ashy_XX says

    Why is this not a video game plot. You have to survive 12-3:33 while running away from him and relighting your candle THAT WOULD BE SO COOL πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

  3. DiabeticABCs says

    PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS GAME, NO MATTER WHAT.

    I ALMOST DIED WHEN I PLAYED THAT FREAKING GAME! AROUND THE FIRST 12AM AFTER I INVITED THAT GUY I REGRETTED PLAYINF IT. I FELT SUPER COLD PRESENCE NEAR ME AND IT GIVE ME THE BIGGEST PROBABLY CHILLS. IM SCARED AF!! 1AM: IM STARTING TO HEAR WHISPERIN. SO IT WAS CREEPY AS HELL. AROUND 2AM , MY CANDLE HAD TO BE RELIGHTED MORE THAN 6 TIMES! WHEN I RELIGHTED IT FOR THE 7TH TIME, YES, THAT FACE. WAS. LITERALLY. LOOKING AT ME!!! I HAD PANIC ATTACK BUT I QUICKLY WALKED AWAY REALLY FAST AND TRIED TO RELIGHT THE FREAKING CANDLE. IT WAS A BIG FAT FAILURE. AND, WITH MY SHAKKY HANDS I MADE MY CIRCLE. (IM NOT EVEN FREAKING AURE IF ITS A CIRCLE OR NOT SINCE I WAS DOIN IT IN THE DARK). I STAYEDD THERE FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR AND PROB 3:50 I LEFT MY CIRCLE SALT, SHAKING WHEN I WENT BACK TO THE BEDROOM.

    PLEASE, EVEN TO THOSE CURIOUS AND DAREDEVILS, I WAS 12 SECONDS AWAY FROM REAL FKIN DEATHHHH!!!!!!!

    WHILE I WAS TYPIN THIS COMMENT, I FEEL A PRESENCE WATCHING ME AND I WAS LIKE OH GOD NOT THAT GUY AGAINN. BUT I REALIZED IT WAS MY COUSIN JUSR WATCHING ME TYPE MY EXPERIENCE ABOUT PLAYING THE GAME BUT IT STILL SCARES ME.

    PLEASE DONT DO IT. ITS NOT WORTH IT. ITS NOT A TEST FOR MANLYNESS. ITS A TEST FOR FOOLISHNESS!!

  4. reklats says

    every time i go on this website i feel someone behind me brushing there hand along my skin then i relize its my hair

  5. reklats says

    i found this on a scary story game!

    thank you so much sfk for putting this on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. terror beauty says

    Lol….. You invite midnight man to play with your life.it’s fool hardy to do that also out of extreme fear people may go insane. Creepy though.

  7. Smile.SatanLovesYou says

    How do people find this stuff out?
    I mean, why would you write yur full name, prick yur finger, light a candle, do everything you have to do, and see what happens??

  8. ScaryGirl78 says

    my friends dared me to do this game and i survied as you see but i couldnt go to sleep for a while that why you shouldnt play it also can strip you of sleep cause it scared you whike i was playing it i heard a loud crash and it was 3:30 so i had three mintues i had no salt circle and i was honstley gonna freak but then my candle went out then i relit the candle and it just turned 3:33 too i was safe never got in trouble with midnight man

  9. kittycat love a sacre says

    Are you kidding you did this. Omg you must be crazy to do something like this. Myself can’t even do this but scenc you did you have my respect dude

  10. mr. dead says

    #avikun- bro you are so awesome.(as far as what you said is true.) I cant believe you did it. Its a great achievement for someone like me. I get scared of many things like this (one of them are darkness and mirrors) (yes literally, MIRRORS)

    Too scary. I was scared even after reading this, i cant even think of doing it

  11. avikun says

    Lol i tried this already but NOTHING SPECIAL HAPPENED. (SARCASM OF COURSE) . my candle blew out for almost like 7 times and i panicly lit it up again. i waited til 3.30, and nothing really happened, but i admit i heard someone coughing, and seriously, it sounds like an old man. i started saying ‘Jesus i love You i’m sorry i will never play this game anymore please save my now” (I REALLY LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT I’M EMBARASSED I’VE NEVER BEEN THAT SCARED BEFORE), so that’s what happen til 3.33 when my TV and lights turn on itself (i’m not lying). I won.

    I RECOMMEND YOU DON’T PLAY THIS TERRIBLE GAME PLEASE IT COSTS LIFE AND YOU NEED BRAVERY

    oh and one more.
    i realized, when i’m just bowing my knee for thanking Jesus who saved my life (i don’t know why i’m dat scared i never been scared like that before so please understand and don’t you dare to laugh.), i found a wrapped paper written in a clumsy hand writting ; “GOOD JOB”.

    i started screaming like someone possesed.

    if you made it through this game, some of you will find the wrapped paper, and some didn’t.

    DAMN I WISH I NEVER TRIED THIS

  12. kittycat love a sacre says

    People are crazy if they think this is fun it sounds like a death sentence to me I’m never going to do that in my life

  13. KozueX3 says

    If ghosts and demons can kill and torture humans, why not humans can trap them forever and torture them?
    @ Jane The killer I want to see how can you kill a ghost or demon what already dead. C:

  14. Jane The killer says

    Pesidentevil I’m GoNNa KILL U When I find ur crounty and the place u live and ur hause for the poem Btw I can’t play this dam game coz I don’t have a wooden door…{lie} so I can’t try my kitchen is already scary for me every night I hear noises I hate it and my dam room as to be next to the kitchen and the dam bathroom damn it πŸ‘ΏπŸ‘ΏπŸ‘ΏπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ’’ presidentevil U SUCK btw ur poem is bad and scary. But I got a question how do the ppl that update story’s,games and other scary things know all bout this games and the story that goes with the game is it true did someone do this and how do they know bout this game πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘ I wann kill midnight man and ask y he does the game

  15. Joanna Beth says

    @TheKillerzBMe I did NOT understand a damn thing about your comment. I mean, wrong spellings and grammar?! No punctuation marks?! If you’re going to comment something, please.. And I mean PLEASE make it much more understandable. Thank you.

  16. holly1300 says

    I wouldn’t play this if I saw anything like that I would close my eyes until I feel like its gone I get scared easily

  17. MetalDeathbat says

    Lol I wonder if you can just use crayons as candles too.. I heard that in case of an emergency a crayon can substitute for a candle and it will burn for like 30mins or something xD it says no lighters or matches as candles, but it never said anything about crayons lol

  18. horokeu says

    so, what happen if u trap the midnight man? for example. set up the salt from the door so that the midnight can only go on way. then when the door closes, he can only be on one side. then pour salt to block him from going out the door. the midnight man is now trap in the salt lanes and can not get out.

  19. LovelyEmblem3 says

    I would want to play this but I’m too scared. I’m just gonna watch videos on it on youtube.

  20. Amanda5473 says

    what will happen if you broke the salt circle?? and what will happen if there is more then one person in the house?

  21. VengefullWitch says

    what happend if there is someone else in the house while you playing it?? parents or siblings??

  22. superkid says

    aww! pricking my own finger! i will not prick my finger for this stupid mad midnight man! why should we try this game? what benifit will we get if we try this? nothing! we will only hurt our own fingers!

  23. yourdaethmydeath says

    OK OK I have played the game before and let me tell you it:
    Ok so ME and my bf were watching tv (I know I’m 10 baht my mom left us home alone for 1-2 hours)any who I wanted to play and we did I wone yay he got left in the salt circle haha.and I think I lost half of my sanity by hope you liked .;3

  24. Scare if you Dare says

    this stupid game brings me nowhere i tried this over dozen times =.= ended up getting bored sigh*

  25. Ben says

    I played this game like a boss… At about 11:55 I moved the TV,Sofa and TV controller in a certain position,then I did all the steps and the midnight game began,I went to the TV and put a ring of salt around the TV,Sofa and controller,I sat on the sofa got the tv on switched to Nicklodeon and watched Spongebob until 3:35am I left and went to sleep. So,as long as you know what your doing before playing you should be fine. :D

  26. Necromancer Monster says

    When playing the midnight game, it’s not only playing or escaping to a particular demon but you are escaping from death itself.

  27. Monk says

    When playing the Midnight game with me, don’t worry about matches. Just stand next to me the whole time. You’ll find that within the darkness, you’ll see a figure with a candle walking about nervously. Don’t mind him, that’s just the MidnightMan…

  28. Monk says

    When playing the Midnight game with me, don’t worry about matches. Just stand next to me the whole time. The only one you have to worry about being in danger now is the Midnight Man.

  29. Blazingflame16 says

    hmm if i play it’ll prolly be like trying to stay in a huanted house>_> just dont let the ghost find you………

  30. LunaIsisWitch says

    @beachgirl, wow. That’s a complete over-generalization. Though you’re correct in generalizing that the main religious objectives were peaceful, and connected with the earth and some peaceful earth deities, they ARE people. As of all people, some can indeed take on a dangerous role and stray from the safe magic and turn to dark, or black, magicks that result in evil and hostile spirits and energies that could result , over many years, into this so called Midnight Man. Pagans are purely human too, just heightened enough so that they can sense and somewhat control small parts of nature, yet at the same time being nature’s servant.

    There is of course also voodoo, black magic, and Wiccan. Wiccan has many sub-categories, thousands when truly broken down. I’ve practiced for quite a long time and i may try this game since I’m not amateur enough to get myself killed or hurt in the process, though all summonings are dangerous and can have consequences. Please Be Safe!

    ~Luna Isis, Wiccan

  31. xX-WolfScratch-Xx says

    I would never play this game, I’m too chicken. Even if I wanted to, it would be sin because you’re basically summoning the Devil :P

  32. beachgirl says

    there is nothing to worry about. this is made up i bet cause Pagans wouldn’t do that kind of stuff.

  33. Jazlyn752 says

    I’m never playing that game, you could die! Dude, who would want to play a game for fun and then possibly die! I’m sure I wouldn’t want to! Anybody who tries it is crazy, I would rather treasure the life that god gave me, not put it at it’s own risks!

  34. SceneMe767 says

    to be honest, i dont scare easiley, i reallly want to try this game, but im not stupid, i know the dangers and i know that its a bad idea, so for the peole who try it, good luck.

  35. XxQUEENvampireFEARSxX says

    ommmgggg i love the game cuz it sounds fun but i aint funna die or anythang.

  36. Last Survivor says

    Sounds interesting, i wouldn’t mind playing.
    Hey, does anyone know the TAILS DOLL origin story aside from the kid beating the game and the dad playing later on ?

  37. TheKillerzBMe says

    ANYONE WHO PLAYS THIS IS FLIPPING GAME IS A FLIPPING IDIOT. U CUUUUD GET KILLLED PLAYING THIS FOR FUN IS NOT A GOOD IDEA CUZ GUESS WHAT PUTTING YOUR LIFE AT RISK IS STUPID ESPECIALLY IF ITS FOR “FUN” PPL WHO PLAY THIS AND SURVIVE SHUDNT HAVE CUZ IF THEY THAT STUPID AND CARELESS WITH THEIR LIFE THEY SHUDNT HAVE ONE!!!!!!!!!!! ;) Harsh comments excepted from all those haters out there!

  38. Shinigamis Shadow says

    I told this game to my cousin n he dared me to play it.I didnt do it and he made fun of me.I got really angry and shouted,”I bet you wouldn’t do it!!!” and he just stood quiet.xD but anyways im not gonna play this game EVER

  39. Carcass says

    I swear I did this once ( along with the bath game,the German version of kikkuro San,and the hosting game,it was so scary xDD.) anyway while I was doing this I felt so forkin cold and the candle started to flicker. I was so scared at the time, my candle went out three or four times finally I knew it was 3 am because the neighbors stomp their feet for some odd reason xD so I tried thinking happy thoughts and stuff and I heard a whisper and my candle blew out. Unfortunely my lighter went out and I immediately made a circle of salt and waited. xD I started talking to myself going “no worries Catherine you’ll be okay ” xDDD but thank God I survived T.T

  40. I call myself demented says

    What if your parents are in the house? Seriously, do you think parents would leave their child or teenager home alone w/ or without a friend?!?! Not overnight at least! And if your house is tiny he could be right next to you most of the time. God… (looks at ceiling shaking head)

  41. creepygirldemond says

    I read this at like 2 in the morning. it was so scary never do that and i love to read poems. i suck at those but i can write cool stories :) ya stop they are just spirits that are upset and every time you anger them they get more aggressive so you are defintely PLAYING AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!

  42. Paranormal Princess says

    Yeah. Stop being mean to the Midnight Man. Duality made a point.

  43. Duality says

    Guys, I don’t think people understand what makes the midnight man all scary and ‘evil’. The reason he tries to hunt you is because thanks to the ritual he is constantly being pulled out of his eternal rest – wouldn’t you be annoyed if some people dragged you out of the afterlife to play some game that the Midnight Man is garaunteed to lose anyway? Please leave this poor soul be.

  44. scaryperson1234 says

    lol i played this game!!! i was so scared! it was like 2:00 am and i was freaking out, running around! i saw a dark shadow walking towards me the my candle blew out. i relit it and the midnight man was right in front of me!!!! i was so fraekin scared. residentevil5589 , nice poem!!!!!!! :) Never play this game!!!

  45. TrollHuntress says

    Worst Part Of The Game = Pricking Your Finger.

    I Played This And My Candle Blew Out, But That’s Just Cause’ I Was Running To Fast. Nothing Even Happened. Now I Want I Want To Try It With My Friend. Can More Then One Person Play?

  46. residentevil5589 says

    THE MIDNIGHT MAN IS COMING FOR YOU
    EVEN AT 3:32
    AND WHEN THE CANDLE BLOWS OUT
    IT WONT DO ANY GOOD TO SCREAM OR SHOUT
    LIGHT IT QUICKLEY AND FAST
    FOR YOU CAN HEAR THAT HIS VOICE IS RASP
    WHEN YOU’RE IN TROUBLE YOU MAY FORM A CIRCLE OF SALT
    BUT THAT WILL ONLY PUT HIM TO A HALT
    SHAME ON YOU
    AT 3:32
    YOU LET HIM INTO YOUR HOUSE
    AND HE IS QUIETER THAN A MOUSE
    FOR THE MIDNIGHT MAN IS COMING FOR YOU
    EVEN AT 3:32
    hope u liked my poem,im only 11!

  47. Rawrzo says

    Okay, so if this ‘Midnight Man’ is a demon, then you shouldn’t write down your name anyways! Giving a demon your name, even your FIRST name,can result in very bad things happening to you. The demon can come after you only using that little bit of information. Just goes to show you that ths game should NOT be played.

  48. NightTimeBabe says

    So, like….I’m going to play this later tonight. And my friend is going to video tape it. LOL. Youtube it.

  49. switzerland5736 says

    what happens if u break the rules?? does it just not work or is it like automatic game over? i have questions but im not stupid enough to play but apparently my friend mackenzie is so i guess my questions will b answered. iv tried to stop her but shes dead set. wish her luck

  50. fieryangelsouljia says

    sounds like fun. i have qestions though. plenty of them. Who’s the midnight man? where did he come from? how powerful is he? why would he want to even bother coming to some daredevil’s house and kil or posess them? some answers would be nice and maybe i’ll play it myself and put out the candle to get my questions answered.

  51. ;)legacyy<3 says

    I would play it but i might either set my house on fire burn myself or almost die…..i really want to play it but i refuse to prick my finger…that hurts…

  52. Yanga5000 says

    Even though this game is curious, I wouldn’t play it. Besides u could get hurt, and who would want to get possessed anyway. DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME PEOPLE.

  53. queen of chills says

    its funny it keeps saying never play this game but that just makes you want to play it even more

  54. 3moChick x3 says

    I’ve Played This Game
    I Ran Out Of Matches And I Couldn’t Make The Circle And I Felt Something Grab Me Then I Threw The Candle Back And Finished The Circle While I Could And Then He Left I Was 2 Seconds Away From Death
    NEVER EVER PLAY THIS GAME!!!!!I’M SERIOUS!!!!!!

  55. anna moon says

    it is real.
    my friend and i tried it when i was at her house.
    sitting in a circle of salt, i heard slow, loud footsteps behind me.
    i freaked out and threw a punch in the direction and my fist hit what felt like a cold, human chest.
    my had given up and was shivering outside.
    DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME.

  56. Lizzie12345 says

    Ive Never played this game and Im not going to and I am saying To any one who is or Is thinking of Playing this I WOULD NEVER DO THIS IT SOUNDS HIGHLY DANGEROUS AND IT PROBARBLY IS.YOU COULD DIE OR BECOME POSSESED BY PLAYING THIS SO PLEASE DONT. But If you want to you can and remember you do It at your own risk!

  57. stutterbutt says

    I wanna play soooooo bad! But I’m terrified of the dark and I think this would make it 10x worse.

  58. tetracore99 says

    i played this game once and i was like, literraly 3 seconds away from death. I saw a shadow right in front of me when i made the circle of salt. I recommend NOT playing this game. It wasnt fun. At about 2:30 AM i ran out of lighter fluid and thats when i saw the shadow coming toward me. I stayed still for about an hour and a half and at 3:33 i saw and heard my front door open and slam shut. I was scared shitless. DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME.

  59. Doctor 28 says

    By the way what if two people do this at the same time at a different location? How many Midnight Men are there?

  60. pauliej says

    I’ve heard of this game.. me and my friend were gonna play it but now I don’t want to xD

  61. SelenaDesire says

    I want to play it SO BAAAD! But i can’t :( I`m too scared… and i really am afraid of pricking my finger… it hurts =D

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