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Midnight Man

Tools required: a candle, piece of paper, writing implement, matches and salt.

Players: 1-4

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What is it?

Have you ever fought for survival? The Midnight Man is an obscure occult ritual where all players must survive the Midnight Man until 3:33 AM. Each and every participant must walk around the house with their candle lit whilst avoiding the Midnight man at all times. Before playing this game, you must remember a few simple yet important rules: avoid turning on any lights inside the house, do not use a flashlight or go to sleep during the game, and most importantly do not provoke/upset the Midnight Man.

The setup

In order to begin the ritual, you must first clearly write your name on a piece of paper. You should then light a candle and put both, the paper and the candle, in front of a door. Using your front door for this part of the ritual is required. At exactly 12:00 AM, you must knock on your own front door 22 times. You must start performing the ritual exactly at midnight, otherwise, it will not work. After you knock on the door for the last time, open the door, blow out the candle, and close the door. Doing this invites the Midnight Man into your home.

You must now relight the candle to begin the game. You may begin to walk around your house in complete darkness whilst holding the candle which will act as your only source of light. If the candle goes out at any point during the game, it means the Midnight Man is nearby. You have 10 seconds to either relight your candle or use the salt to make a circle around yourself. If you fail to perform either action, the Midnight Man will create a hallucination of your worst fear. You will feel immense pain, but you won’t be able to stop it or move.

Demon or Spirit?

The Midnight Man is an old ritual which was used as a form of punishment. There is a high chance of possession or injuries for those who choose to participate in the game. The goal of this game is to avoid the Midnight Man at all costs until 3:33 AM, who will leave your house at exactly this time. If you've done everything correctly, you have won the game and you are no longer at risk. However, losing the game means that there is a chance that the midnight man will take you away to his realm. Where that might be no one is sure of.


1. Write your name on a piece of paper.

2. Light a candle.

3. Put both the paper and the candle in front of your front door.

4. When midnight hits, knock on the door 22 times.

5. Open the door, blow out the candle and close the door. This is The Midnight’s Man invitation to enter your home.

6. Relight the candle.

7. Begin to walk around your house with nothing but the lit candle in your hands. All other lights should be turned off along with electrical devices.

8. If the candle goes out at any point, relight it immediately.

9. You must avoid the Midnight Man until 3:33 AM, which is when the game ends.

Protect yourself

Playing cursed games without protection is risky. Using the stone of luck and protection also known as "Antares Lucio" is a great way to protect yourself while playing these games. The stone was enchanted by a powerful witch known as Aria Cyrus to provide a blanket of safety and a shield against negative energy while playing games. Get your own today below:

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