DIY Halloween Horror Experience – The Night I Almost Lost It
A horrifying experience that will have you feeling all the wrong negative emotions. This game is so easy to set up you can play it all year round and sometimes even when you don’t want to.
Halloween horror score: 4.5 /5
Playtime: 10 min to Forever
Persons: 1- Everyone you know
Ingredients: A familiar location, your wallet, you, family and friends (optional)
This Halloween game can be played anywhere and by as many persons as you like. People can even join in at the beginning of the game or somewhere in the middle, where it gets really scary.
Make yourself comfortable and let your mind wander, then take your wallet out of your pocket frequently and each time place it in a different location. Make sure it’s never the place where you’d look for your wallet first.
Repeat this as often as you like and keep your mind occupied with several other things at the same time. Suggestions from others that have played this wallet-losing horror game are texting, social media, calling your mom, compiling a to-do or groceries list in your head, juggling several objects in your hands, running after a bus/taxi, entertaining your kids or even cleaning your apartment.
To increase the difficulty level, have your dog or kids lose or hide your wallet, they always find the most surprising places to put stuff.
Now that your mind is drifting, preoccupied with other things, and you’re no longer keeping track of your wallet, do some more activities you enjoy, just to make sure you really forget where your wallet is.
Ask your family and friends to join in at any point to make it a group activity.
Part 1: Panic
Realize you don’t know where your wallet is and let panic wash over you. Search your surroundings frantically and haphazardly, making an even bigger mess for you to clean up later.
Stop and take a breath and fill your head with useless thoughts that won’t help but will heighten the negative emotions even more. Panic, verge of tears, rapid heartbeat and fear are the responses you should be experiencing at this stage.
Part 2: The Search
Start searching. Make sure to really waste your time and look in the most obvious places, where you can already see your wallet is not. Then double check those same places. Next, look in the fridge, the sock drawer, your shoes, yesterday’s pants or jacket, your bag, the kids’ toys, the balcony.
Continue your search on all fours. Check under the table, in your bed, behind the couch, and then just generally crawl around looking in random places, hoping you’ll get lucky. Make a mental note to vacuum soon(ish).
Part 3: Feel Hopeless
Stop and let the hopelessness set in. For the full experience let it take you over completely and start feeling sorry for yourself. Ask yourself: ‘Why me?’ or ‘How could I do this again?’ or any other self-deprecating question that you find appropriate. Then remember what happens if you never find your wallet. All those documents to replace, the credit cards you’ll need to cancel. Wallow in self-pity for a while and start searching again.
Part 4: Get Angry
Start feeling angry. Both general anger and feeling angry at yourself are acceptable at this level. Remind yourself of all the other times you wasted searching for your wallet when you could be doing something fun instead. Throw some things around or stomp your feet and wave your hands. Use the anger as fuel for a second surge of searching. Repeat part 2.
This Halloween horror experience is over when you decide it is.
It can last anywhere from 10 minutes (which is how much time people usually spend looking for their misplaced wallets) to forever (where you never find your wallet but regularly wonder where it ended up).
Cheat A Little:
If you want to make sure that the Halloween horror experience doesn’t last forever, and you want to find your wallet at the end, put a Chipolo Card in there and just ring your wallet with your phone to end this wallet-losing game.