It’s been a blazing hot Summer this year. If you’re like me, you take some solace in the fact that Autumn and it’s cooler temperatures really isn’t that far away. And of course Autumn brings with it one of our most anticipated events of the year – The Mad Professor’s Halloweekend!
As is tradition, Mad Professor von Gerd will be hosting the event, and will bring with him his series of fiendish Halloween “experiments”. Guests will be treated to a weekend long contest of Deathly Deals, an experiment designed to test your cunning, intellect, and ability to manipulate and outmaneuver your fellow guests. Emerge victorious and you will become the “Deathly Deals Champion of 2023”, complete with trophy!
The games begin Friday night on your arrival at Ravenwood Castle, when you will receive a package filled with several forms of “carrion currency” and a single hint. The observant will soon discover that their hint differs from that provided to others. Should you share it with your fellow guests? Or is it better to bargain your valuable information in order to gain an advantage? These and other questions will be examined throughout your weekend long game of Deathly Deals!
The main Halloweekend experiment covers the full weekend, from check in Friday through the final ceremony Sunday morning. But if the main event isn’t enough for you, Halloweekend is filled with a variety of entertaining and exciting games, events, and activities, complete with the opportunity to win prizes!
The Mad Professor changes things up a bit every year, but the typical agenda will include:
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 also be played Friday evening. 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!
Zombie Teeth will provide the entertainment Saturday evening. Some guests have been infected with the zombie virus, some are vampires, and others are werewolves. All players want to spread their own faction’s curse! If you convert a guest to your faction, you get all of their zombie teeth! The faction with the most zombie teeth at the end of the evening wins!
Two Rooms and a Boo! Is anyone at this event 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.
Fairytale Betrayal simulates a royal ball straight out of fairy tales. All guests are assigned a classic fairy tale character. Will you be Aladdin? Rapunzel? Or maybe the wicked Blue Beard? The evil characters summoned a Kansas tornado in the ball, and now all guests are missing their magical artifacts. Can Cinderella find her glass slipper before time runs out? Will the Huntsman find his axe before the Big Bad Wolf finds Riding Hood? Can you trust the Little Mermaid actually has your magical pea, or is that really a villain in disguise about to give you the poisoned apple? The better you know your fairy tales the better you may fare in this exciting party game.
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! Win an official medal for coming out on top in one of the following categories: the funniest costume, the scariest costumes, best presentation, the best couple/group themed costumes, 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?
The Annual Spider Hunt! All guests are released into the wild to find as many of the Professor’s giant pet spiders as they can. If you find more spiders than your fellow guests, you move even closer to earning the Deathly Deals champion trophy!
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 $100. As a reminder, this weekend is primarily designed for adults, although children over 16 are welcome.
The Mad Professor’s Halloweekend is presented by Tuesday Knight Games, publisher of many great games, including Two Rooms and a Boom, That’s Not Lemonade!, and the Mothership Sci-Fi Horror RPG.