The Queen of Spades is a scary game or ritual, traditionally played by kids and teenagers in Russia. It involves summoning the ghost of a woman and asking her to grant you one wish. They say it is the Russian version of Bloody Mary.
To play The Queen of Spades game, you need a playing card (The Queen of Spades, of course), a dark room, a mirror, a candle and some red lipstick.
For best results, the game should be played at night, between 11 PM and 3 AM. The ideal time is around midnight.
Step 1: Go into a dark room with a mirror, preferably a bathroom.
Step 2: Place the Queen of Spades playing card up against the mirror. The face of the card must be facing the mirror.
Step 3: Light the candle and place it in front of the mirror. Turn off the lights.
Step 4: Take the lipstick and draw a door and some stairs on the surface of the mirror. (It should look like the picture below).
Step 5: Stand in front of the mirror and focus your mind.
Step 6: Close your eyes and say out loud, three times, “Queen of Spades come.”
Step 7: Keep your eyes closed and, in your mind, visualise the Queen of Spades opening the door and walking up the stairs. You must concentrate very hard. Some people hear laughter, others hear footsteps.
If you have performed the ritual correctly, and everything went right, when you open your eyes, The Queen of Spades will be there. You can state clearly, your wish.
If something went wrong, you may feel her getting closer and closer. You may feel her hands wrapping around your throat and strangling you.
If you feel like something is not right, you need to end the game immediately, or the Queen of Spades could come out of the mirror and kill you.
To end the game, say “Queen of Spades, go away!” and destroy the door and stairs by quickly wiping the lipstick off the mirror. Then you can blow out the candle and turn on the light.
The Queen of Spades may not look like what you would imagine. Whatever you do, do not let the Queen of Spades escape from the mirror into our world. In an emergency, you may need to break the mirror (which is an another, more drastic, way to end the game)
If the game worked, your wish will be granted soon… They don’t say when… but soon.
Stories and Experiences
“Today I performed the ritual for the third time. I prepared everything very carefully. The most important part of the challenge is the visualization part with your eyes closed. I would say 99% of success depends on it. The first 2 times I tried, I was unsuccessful, probably because I was distracted by noises etc and didn’t concentrate properly. The third time, it happened. I do not think it was my imagination. I saw everything very clearly and made my wish. I believe the ritual went extremely well, about the best I have ever dreamed, and yes the woman in the mirror was exactly as I imagined with my eyes closed.” – Russian girl named Kara.
“My friend and I did it yesterday, but as a joke. On a handheld mirror, we drew the stairs and the door. Last night, I couldn’t sleep and I was afraid to open my eyes. It seemed as if someone was standing in the darkness near my bed, watching me…” – Russian girl named Julia.
“It happened to my friends and I. This is the truth. I read about the ritual on the internet and I convinced my friends to play. We did everything as it should be… the lipstick… the stairs… the door… Atfirst nothing happened. Then, deep in the back of the mirror I saw a face. I froze with fear and it looked at me… The bloodied eye… The bloodied mouth… I screamed with fear… We all screamed and ran. Even now I still remember it with horror…” – Russian boy named Ivan.