The game where you allow entities to run free around your house. I would never try something like this but some people with major guts will play this demonic game.
Read this article from LUCIA on how to play and what it involves.
Instructions for how to play a version of hide and seek with with only one player first began appearing on Japanese horror bulletin boards during the summer of 2007. The craze spread quickly in Japan; the instructions were copied, and pasted, and copied again on site after site, and YouTubers began uploading videos documenting their experiences playing it. It wasn’t until the fall of 2008 that instructions for One-Man Hide and Seek appeared on an English language site… but perhaps it would have better for everyone if it hadn’t been translated at all.
As always, play at your own risk.
- 1 principal
- 1 stuffed doll with limbs
- 1 sack of uncooked rice
- 1 pair of nail clippers
- 1 needle
- 1 length of red thread
- 1 sharp edge such as a knife or pair of scissors
- 1 bathroom with bathtub
- 1 cup of salt water
- 1 television
- 1 hiding place
- Incense or ofuda
The Main Event:
The rice represents the doll’s internal organs. Additionally, it serves as bait to attract spirits.
The red thread represents a blood vessel and seals whatever spirits you might have attracted inside the doll. Snipping the thread in the Main Event: step 6 releases the spirits.
When naming your doll, do NOT give it your own name. It is also advisable to avoid giving it the name of anyone you know.
Once the game has begun, do NOT do any of the following things until it has been completed:
- Turn on the lights.
- Lock any doors, including the front or back doors
- Make unnecessary noise.
- Leave your house.
It is not generally advisable to emerge from your hiding place in the Ending: step 2 without both holding the salt water in your mouth and carrying the cup with the remaining salt water in your hand; should anything have found its way into your home during the course of the game, they will act as safeguards and protect you from any harm your visitor or visitors may attempt to inflict upon you. The purpose of the television is to alert you to the presence of these potential visitors. Should it begin to display abnormal behavior, do NOT, under ANY circumstance, leave your hiding place without the salt water.
Do not allow the game to go on for longer than two hours.
Once it has been started, the game MUST be played through to completion. Do NOT attempt to abandon it partway through. To do so would result in disaster.