For a Howling Good Time
Hovering over the border between fall and winter, Halloween is a time of celebration, superstition, and, these days, amazing costumes, parties, and plenty of cavities in the making.
But its origins are not so much about trick-or-treating or Halloween games. For the ancient Celtic tribes, Samhain was the eve to light bonfires and don costumes meant to scare off roaming ghosts, not ask them in for candy. When Pope Gregory III in ancient Rome called on November 1 to be a day to honor all saints, the evening before became known as All Hallows’ Eve. Eventually, that tenuous evening between spirits and saints transformed into what we now know as Halloween. Now, Halloween games online add a new virtual twist to the holiday, with games for sheer pleasure, and others that dip into the spooky side of the eve.
Halloween dress-up games are some of the most entertaining activities, with creative costumes for kids, adults, and even their pets. Help a young sorceress choose her garb with Little Witch Dress Up, and make sure you do the same for her dog. Help another little cauldron stirrer fix up her home in a truly magical way in Witch House Makeover and Halloween House Makeover.
Find your way to the end of a ghoulish maze with Monsterjong or be a Good Ghost and save little kids from your other phantom friends. To turn up the scare volume, smash lumbering enemies in Insectonator: Zombie Mode. For the romantic trick-or-treaters, cook up a Halloween Love Potion and head out for some Halloween Bowling with your favorite lil’ devil.