6. Green Ghost
Advertised as the first glow in the dark board game released in 1965
5. Voice of the Mummy
This one debuted in 1971 and included a battery powered record player. "The unholy snakes of Amon reach from below. Move up one level!"
This game debuted in 1967 and featured tarot cards and a huge glowing eyeball. Better still, the instructions were in the form of an EC comic.
3. Creature Features
Released in 1975, this game was a horror themed version of Monopoly. It featured well known films like King Kong and lesser known ones like Willard, Dr. Phibes, and Dracula has Risen from the Grave.
2. Whitch Witch?
This 1970 game featured a "whammy ball" that dropped down a chimney that would cause damage to any room at Ghost Castle.... hopefully, it wouldn't knock your player of its track. According to Wikipedia, the game was converted to a Real Ghostbusters game which was identical in all but the characters and cards.
1. OuijaThe mother of all horror board games, it dates back to 1200 B.C. The current form of the ouija board with the planchette and familiar design goes back to at least the late 1800's.
Aleister Crowley has stated, of the Ouija Board that, "There is, however, a good way of using this instrument to get what you want, and that is to perform the whole operation in a consecrated circle, so that undesirable aliens cannot interfere with it. You should then employ the proper magical invocation in order to get into your circle just the one spirit you want. It is comparatively easy to do this. A few simple instructions are all that is necessary, and I shall be pleased to give these, free of charge, to any one who cares to apply." [quote from Wikipedia]
I'll take a rain check, Mr. Crowley.
I love this advertisement. So, they finally contact a spirit from the afterlife, and all they can think of to ask it is "What college will accept me?" and "Should we go steady?" Also, isn't hilarious how they're taking this ancient occult device endorsed by Aleister Crowley and turning it into a fun idea for a date like charades or Twister! (see related post on Hexploitation)