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The Closet

Tools required: A closet and matches.

Players: 1

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What is it?

The Closet Game is a paranormal game which focuses on summoning and trapping a demon in your closet forever. For this, you only need two items: a closet and matches. You must perform this ritual at night, in a dark, quiet space, preferably with all electronic devices turned off to avoid any distractions. It is recommended to play this game alone. You can play in a group, however, you will have to take turns as only one person can be in a closet at a time.

The setup

This game only works when performed at night, you must therefore wait until it gets dark outside, then turn all the lights off in the bedroom and enter the closet completely alone with only a box of matches. You must remember to shut the door behind you. Stand in complete darkness, in silence, whilst facing the closet door for the next two minutes. Whilst holding a single match, repeat the phrase “show me the light or leave me in darkness.” You must now wait and listen very carefully. If you start hearing whispering or creepy sounds, immediately light the match. If you don’t react fast enough, it could result in a demonic presence grabbing you from behind and potentially hurting you, possessing you or worse, dragging you "away".

However, if you don’t hear anything, avoid turning around at all costs. Instead, leave the closet immediately and never look back. Remember that the match does not have to be lit immediately if you do not hear any voices. You should therefore wait a little longer prior to lighting it up. In order to end the game, you must carefully leave the closet whilst holding the match still lit. Do not let the match go out as you exit the closet. Shut the door behind you without looking back. All rules must be followed for you to successfully summon a demon.

Is this real?

Whilst no one knows the origin of this terrifying game, it has become an extremely popular paranormal sleepover game. There have been reports of strange noises and activities happening at night to those who chose to play. After you have successfully finished this ritual, it is advised to never look inside the closet or even open the door without the light switched on. You have now summoned a dark presence into your closet which will watch you sleep every night and remain inside forever. The only permanent solution is to move rooms.


1. Stand in a dark closet with a match in your hand.

2. Shut the door behind you.

3. Wait in silence for 2 minutes.

4. Say the words “show me the light or leave me in the darkness.”

5. Light the match immediately if you hear noises. Do not turn around if you do not hear anything.

6. Exit the closet and shut the door without looking back.

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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