Oct
31

Deathly Deals – A Hallow-Wicked-Weekend – Oct 31st & Nov 1st!

Halloween weekend is a pretty big deal here at Ravenwood Castle. We usually start the long weekend off with our dinner tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, which the last few years lead into a weekend long horror filled murder mystery.

We’ll be toasting Poe again this year, but have decided to give the Ravenwood Detective Agency a Halloween vacation. This year we are trying something new. Something exciting. Something spooky, crazy and horror filled.

Rather than explain the new event to you myself, please allow me to introduce the ingenious (and somewhat disturbed) Professor von Gerd, host of The Mad Professor’s Unforgettable Hallow – Wicked – Weekend of Monstrous Experiments!  Professor?

Yes, thank you. And welcome to Ravenwood Castle!  Please join us for a spectacularly social weekend of highly engaging experiments, er, I mean events!  Come, be the test subjects, ahem, I mean guests, for this three day Halloween themed celebration! The weekend is guaranteed to examine your cunning, your intellect, and your charismatic ability to manipulate those around you! Upon your departure you are certain to leave with more brains – and perhaps bodies – than with which you arrived!

Upon your arrival, I will initiate the main experiment… Deathly Deals! Each and every guest will receive a mysterious package filled with several forms of “carrion currency” and a single hint. The observant among you will soon discover that your hint is not the same as the hint provided to others. Do you openly share your hint with your fellow guests? Or will you bargain your unique and valuable information to gain an advantage over the other subjects? Not everyone can win, so tread carefully. But don’t despair, for even if you find you don’t have enough currency or hints, you may earn more by engaging in the other monster experiments – pardon me, events – throughout the weekend!

Thank you Professor. The Mad Professor’s Unforgettable Hallow – Wicked – Weekend of Monstrous Experiments features a weekend long contest of Deathly Deals. This contest will begin Friday night shortly after check in, and will continue through the closing ceremony at breakfast Sunday morning.

The weekend will also include a tremendous variety of entertaining and exciting games and events, including:

Werewolf will be the featured activity Friday evening. Can you discover which of your fellow guests are actually werewolves before they make you their next meal?

Witches’ Curses will be played throughout the entire weekend. Guests will begin with a unique curse, a word they are forbidden to say. Trick someone into saying their forbidden word and their curse gets transferred to you. Why would you want that? Because this is a wicked weekend, remember? The guest with the most curses at the end of the evening wins the favor of the witches!

Zombies will provide the entertainment Saturday evening. Some guests have been infected with the zombie virus, and they want to spread it! The zombies win if all the other guests are infected by the end of this event. Uninfected guests earn points by exchanging resources at the meeting stone. But be careful who you’re meeting with. Attempt to make an exchange with an infected guest, and you’ll find yourself zombified as well!

Two Rooms and a Boo! Is anyone actually human?!? In this Halloween themed version of Two Rooms and a Boom, half of the guests are ghosts trying to protect the castle from ghost hunters. Guests are split into two different rooms, and at the end of timed rounds, a few selected guests trade rooms. At the end of the last round, if the ghost hunter’s trap is in the same room as the Royal Ghost, ghost hunters win. Otherwise, the ghosts win.

Cookie Monster Contest! Throughout Saturday afternoon and evening, decorate monster cookies and see if you can create the best monster of them all!

Costume Contest! Come prepared to celebrate the original cosplay event: Halloween! Awards will go to the funniest costume, the best presentation, and the best overall costume.

Monster Monikers Professor von Gerd brings guests together with his variant of the classic game of Celebrities. Participating guests must cooperate with one another against the clock. Can you get your team mates to guess what monster is on your card?

So join us the weekend of October 31st and November 1st for a one of a kind Halloween celebration!

Tickets for The Mad Professor’s Unforgettable Hallow – Wicked – Weekend of Monstrous Experiments are $25.

For those seeking an especially spooky long weekend, be sure to join us Thursday night as well for our Evening With Edgar Allan Poe.

The Mad Professor’s Unforgettable Hallow – Wicked – Weekend of Monstrous Experiments is presented by Tuesday Knight Games, publisher of many great games, including the extremely popular Two Rooms and a Boom!


Jim Reed

Jim Reed

Jim Reed is a lifelong gamer who started with the original red box Dungeons & Dragons. After spending 20 years in the corporate world, he decided it was high time that work be fun and struck out on his own. Jim now owns and operates Ravenwood Castle and The Malted Meeple, and spends his days ensuring his guests have as much fun as he does.