Red Door, Yellow Door is a spooky game that has gained popularity through social media and is often played at sleepovers. Also known as Black Door, White Door, or Doors of the Mind, this paranormal ritual involves putting a person in a trance and leading them through doors and rooms in their mind. The game requires at least two participants, with one acting as the guide and the other as the subject. Other individuals can observe the game, but they must remain quiet during the session.
To begin the game, the guide sits cross-legged on the floor with a pillow on their lap, while the subject lies down with their head resting on the pillow and their eyes closed. The guide then massages the subject’s temples in a circular motion while chanting ‘Red door, yellow door, any other color door.’ If there are additional observers present, they can join in the chanting as well.
Entering the Trance
As the subject starts to slip into a trance and visualizes a room or doors, they lower their arms, signaling the end of the chanting and the beginning of the game. The guide then begins asking the subject questions, prompting them to describe their surroundings and instructing them to open doors and explore different rooms.
The guide’s questions are crucial in guiding the subject through their mental landscape. It’s important to ask specific questions to gain an accurate understanding of the subject’s experiences and to ensure their safety during the game. The subject’s responses determine the direction of the game, as they are encouraged to open doors, explore rooms, and interact with the environment they visualize.
Precautions and Considerations
Several precautions and considerations should be kept in mind while playing Red Door, Yellow Door. If the subject encounters other individuals or rooms filled with clocks, caution is advised. It’s recommended to avoid interacting with the people in the rooms, as they may have malicious intentions. Similarly, rooms filled with clocks should be exited promptly, as they are believed to trap the player.
How do you end the game?
If you feel it’s time to quit or sense danger, you can end the game by waking the person up.
What do I do if I encounter a mirror?
If you see yourself in the mirror but feel uneasy, it’s best to leave the room immediately.
How do you wake someone up?
If the person has difficulty waking up, the guide should gently shake them until they are awake.
What happens if you die in the game?
There are claims that if you die in the game, it could have real-life consequences, but these are unsubstantiated and should not be taken as fact.