The Mirror Game


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Disclaimer: I am posting this for fun and because people enjoy reading about these things. If you choose to play any of these games then you do so at your own risk.

How to play


  • In theory you can play this game as many times as you want. However each time you play you should be aware that minor, as well as major changes may happen. As such, you have no idea what may await in the parallel world.
  • Changing things in your life can cause a spiral of events you did not anticipate. You should be prepared for this.
  • There is a cost for playing this game. For example, some have said that wishing someone was still alive could cause someone else in your life to die instead.
  • This game can only be played on turning days/the equinox; Halloween, Yule, Summer Solstice etc. Check out the pagan calendar for days when this might work.
  • If you see anyone else appear in the mirror, immediately abort the game. They are attempting to cross over.


  • 2 black candles.
  • 1 white candle.
  • A large, ideally floor length mirror.
  • A lighter/matches.


  • This game must be played at night in full dark. Otherwise, the time doesn’t matter.
  • Choose a place to play. This must not be your bedroom or any other place where you could fall asleep after the game.
  • Place the 2 black candles either side of the large mirror.
  • Place the white candle in the middle, in front of the mirror.
  • Light the candles.
  • Turn off all other lights in the house.
  • You should sit in front of the mirror and concentrate on your reflection.
  • Think about something in your life that you wish was different. This can be major or minor, but there is a cost involved and you won’t know what it is until afterwards.
  • While still looking at your reflection focus on the thing you want to change and imagine how your life might have been different had things gone the way you wanted.
  • This is your final chance to abort the game. If you wish to do so, blow out the candles and destroy the mirror. Make sure every single shard is removed from your home. It may be best to break the mirror outside, away from your home.
  • Reports differ at this point.
  • The first version says you should now reach out and attempt to put your hand through the mirror. Be aware that once you do this, there is no turning back. You must pass through the mirror. You can never return to the previous one, no matter what awaits you on the other side. This is a new world in which your wish has been fulfilled. Note that you cannot anticipate what effects your wish may have had on your life, or the rest of the world.
  • The second version says simply that you should go to bed. Once you awake the world will have changed around you. Even if your wish was not granted, the world may have changed in subtle ways.
  • It is said that there is a gatekeeper that guards the passage between worlds. Those who have played this game more than once have reported seeing someone in the mirror behind them. Initially this figure is far away, but every time you play the game she gets closer. You must never let her reach you. Even if you only play the game once she will be aware of you from then on. You will be in danger every time you are in a dark room with a mirror and should avoid playing any other summoning games which involve opening portals.
  • Never sleep in the room with the mirror. Not only do you need to worry about the gatekeeper, but you have opened a portal that can never be closed. Other things may try to take advantage of this. It may be wise to keep the mirror surrounded by a ring of salt.
  • Once you have played the game once, you may only play again using the same mirror.

Safety first

Broken mirrors leave shards that can stick into your feet at the worst possible time.

Risk level


Would I play?

No. My current life is okay.


2 thoughts on “The Mirror Game

  1. I’d want to do this, but along with the risks I’d probably miss my family in my real life. Does anyone know what happens to yourself in the last life? And has it occurred to anyone that someone you know may have done this and this is their alternate life?

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