The Mad Professor’s Halloweekend – Oct 27th & 28th!

Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year here at Ravenwood Castle. A weekend filled with costumes, games, treats and tricks, what could be better? Well, all of that in a castle of course!

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the weekend than bringing back our smash hit Halloween event, the Mad Professor’s Halloweekend!

It can be extremely difficult to catch up with Professor von Gerd, mad professoring is busy work after all! But earlier this week I managed to sit down with the ingenious (and somewhat disturbed) host of the Mad Professor’s Halloweekend, and asked him a bit about what was in store for our guests this year.

Ravenwood: So, Professor, what made you agree to host another Halloweekend event this year?

Professor: Hmm, what? Oh yes, yes, thank you. Well you see, the previous years’ experiments, ahem, I mean events, were quite illuminating. Such wonderful results! However, as is so often the case, answers lead to more questions, questions lead to more experiments, and experiments require subjects…

Ravenwood: You mean “guests” right Professor? So what is in store for our guests this year?

Professor: Yes, yes, of course “guests”, how silly of me. I encourage all of your readers to join us for what is sure to be our most enlightening weekend yet! I have a scintillating series of… events… lined up which are sure to test your cunning, intellect, and ability to manipulate and maneuver your fellow guests.

On your arrival at the facility you shall immediately embark upon the primary experiment… the Deathly Deals! Each and every guest will receive a mysterious package filled with several forms of “carrion currency” and a single hint. The observant will soon discover that their hint differs from 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? These and other questions will be examined in detail throughout the experiment!

Not everyone can win the Deathly Deals, so guests are cautioned to tread carefully. But despair not, for should you find yourself without currency or hints, you can always earn more by participating in some of my other monstrous experiments – pardon me, exciting events – throughout the weekend!

Professor von Gerd refused to provide me with a complete schedule of activities for the weekend, and instead launched into a lecture extolling the virtue of ‘blind studies’. I believe we can safely assume however that the favorites from previous years will be on the schedule. I feel it safe to wager that he will have new and terrifyingly exciting events to inflict upon us as well!

The Mad Professor’s Halloweekend features a weekend long contest of Deathly Deals. The 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 variety of entertaining and exciting games and events, including:

Werewolf will be the featured Friday evening activity. 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?

Join us the weekend of October 27th and 28th for a one of a kind Halloween celebration!

Tickets for The Mad Professor’s Halloweekend are $50.

The Mad Professor’s Halloweekend of Monstrous Experiments is presented by Tuesday Knight Games, publisher of many great games, including the extremely popular Two Rooms and a Boom and World Championship Russian Roulette!


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.