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Midnight Party (1989)

Average Rating: 6.41/10
Board Game Rank: 1594
Children's Game Rank: 38
Family Game Rank: 459
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Publisher
Year Published
1989
# of Players
2 − 8
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 players
(18 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
5 and up
(12 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(8 voters) [poll]
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Family
Primary Name
Midnight Party
Alternate Names
Le Fantôme de minuit
Ghost Party
Hugo: Das Schlossgespenst
Hugo: Het Slotspook
Hugo: Le fantôme du château
Keskiyön Kummitus
L'Ora dei Fantasmi
Mezzanotte col fantasma
Middernachtsparty
Mitternachtsparty
Miðnæturveisla
Spöktimmen
Spöktimmen
Spøgelsesnatten
Spøkelsestimen
Szellemparti
Μεσονύκτιο πάρτυ
ヒューゴ オバケと鬼ごっこ
ミッドナイトパーティ
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Although billed as a children's game, Midnight Party is actually quite enjoyable by adults as a light, fun game. Each player controls a number of guests at a party, with the number of guests dependent on the number of players. These guests start the round in the spaces of the gallery on the game board, one guest per space; this initial placement is a large part of a player's strategy.

Hugo the ghost starts in the cellar, then climbs the stairs towards the gallery where the guests circle. The mechanism for Hugo's movement is simple: On a player's turn, he rolls a special die. If he gets a number, he moves his pieces; if he gets a Hugo, Hugo moves. This means that with more players in the game, Hugo moves a lot more frequently, so you must adjust your strategy accordingly.

Once Hugo has reached the gallery, the guests can start ducking into rooms adjoining the gallery to avoid him, with only one guest per room! A couple of rooms are special in that they add or subtract extra "fright points" from your score. As Hugo catches up with the remaining guests, they are sequestered on the stair steps, then in the cellar. The first guest caught "earns" the most fright points, with those caught later in the round earning less and less.

Once all the guests have been caught, the fright points are tallied. After playing a predetermined number of rounds, the player with the fewest fright points wins!

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Components

  • 1 game board
  • 30 guest figures
  • 8 guest chips
  • 1 "Hugo" ghost figure
  • 1 round counter for Hugo
  • 1 die
  • Rules
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Hugo: Das Schlossgespenst
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AMIGO German edition 2013
Publisher: AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH
Artist: Marek Blaha
Year: 2013
Product Code: 03610
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Release Date: Feb 2013
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Möbius Games Japanese edition 2013
Publisher: Möbius Games
Artist: Marek Blaha
Year: 2013
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Release Date: Apr 2013
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Mitternachtsparty
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AMIGO German edition 2003
Publisher: AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2003
Product Code: 3330
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
2.40 pounds
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Ghost Party
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Ravensburger Chinese Edition
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Nicole Baron
Year: 1998
Product Code: 4005556261826
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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5 English translation of the extended rules by Amigo
This file is an english translation of the extended rules of Hugo: Das Schlossgespenst by Amigo. The basic rules of Midnight Party are well-known, and therefore, not included in this english translation. These new added rules includes, kicking-out a guest from a room, a new ghost's marker that increases the ghost's speed each round, guests escaping from the dungeon after being captured by Hugo, and more.
English
2014-10-11
0 mindight run - keskiyön kummitus suomenkieliset ohjeet
suomenkieliset ohjeet käännetynä tuosta englannista, ajattelin upata kun käänsin tän pikkuveljille, hukkuneiden ohjeiden tilalle... kohtuu hyvin sutastu... kait ;)
Finnish
2013-09-13
3 Midnight Party Spanish Rules - Reglas en Castellano
Spanish translation of the rules of Midnight Party, based on the English translation
2008-10-09
0 g_mitternachtsparty.pdf
Hungarian translation
2006-12-11
17 MidnightPartyVariant.doc
Translation of new variant from rules on Amigo's website
2005-01-25
9 Ghost Party.txt
English Ghost Pary Rules
2004-09-13
39 rules to Midnight Party.doc
Ghost Party Rules .doc
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1594
Children's Game Rank: 38
Family Game Rank: 459
Num Ratings: 1168
Average Rating: 6.41
Standard Deviation: 1.38
Num Views: 90041
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.2
Fans: 24
Personal Comments: 523
Users Owning: 1690
Users Wanting: 84
Users Trading: 86 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 13
Want Parts In Trade: 19
Price History: View
Total Plays: 3803
Plays This Month: 25
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