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by Lucia Peters


What begins as a test of bravery or a sleepover activity—chanting in front of a mirror, riding an elevator alone, taking pictures in the dark—can become something . . . dangerous. This compendium collects the most spine-chilling games based on urban legends from around the world. Centuries–old games such as Bloody Mary and Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board are detailed alongside new games from the internet age, like The Answer Man, a sinister voice that whispers secrets to whomever manages to contact him with a cellphone. With step-by-step instructions, historical context, and the stakes for each game, this black handbook is the ideal gift for anyone looking for a late-night thrill—but beware who, or what, may come out to play.


Lucia Peters is a writer and editor based in Washington DC. Her writing has appeared online at The Toast Bustle and other sites. She also runs The Ghost In My Machine a website where she spooks readers with stories of the strange and unusual.

♥ Hardcover

♥ 200 pages
♥ Chronicle Books (September 2019)
♥ ISBN: 9781452179797



Dangerous Games to Play in the Dark

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