Sweet Tooth is a scary game to play at sleepovers. It originated in Russia where it is popular with kids and teenagers and it is known as “Сладкоежка гномом” which means “Sweet Tooth Gnome”. This ritual involves summoning a gnome that will eat your chocolate.
You need at least 2 people to play this game. The more people you have, the better.
The game must be played in complete darkness. It should only be done at night, after midnight and before dawn.
During the ritual, you have to be very quiet. Do not laugh or speak louder than a whisper.
To play the game you need the following: A bar of chocolate, a mirror, thread or thin string, a pair of scissors.
Step 1: Take the mirror and place it on the floor, directly underneath the light in the ceiling. The mirror should be facing up.
Step 2: Tie a long thread around the bar of chocolate and suspend it from the light above, so that it is hanging just over the mirror, but not touching it.
Step 3: Everyone sits in a circle around the mirror. Every person in the room must play the game. If someone doesn’t want to play, they have to leave the room until the game is over.
Step 4: One person holds out the scissors and prepares to cut the thread. Do not cut the thread yet, just get ready to do it.
Step 5: One person gets up to switch off the light. Then, they must quickly rejoin the circle.
Step 6: The person with the scissors cuts the thread. You will hear the chocolate bar fall onto the mirror. Everyone should chant: “Sweet Tooth, Sweet Tooth, please come” three times.
Step 7: Everyone must remain silent and wait. Soon, you will hear a rustling noise. It is the sound of the gnome unwrapping the chocolate bar. Wait until the rustling sound stops, then slowly count to ten.
Step 8: One person gets up and switches on the light again.
There are several things that may happen:
1. The gnome may eat the chocolate.
2. The gnome may leave teeth marks or bite marks in the chocolate.
3. The gnome may leave a present of more chocolate for you.
This ritual is very low risk, but you have to be careful to obey all the rules. If you don’t, the gnome could bite you or escape from the mirror into our world. If the gnome escapes, they say it will hide in your house and bite your toes while you sleep.