Red Door Yellow Door: Paranormal Game of the Mind

Red Door Yellow Door: Paranormal Game of the Mind

Red Door Yellow Door

Red Door Yellow Door is a psychological game that borders on having dangerous paranormal results. Also known as Door of the Mind, this game has been around for many years yet recently resurfaced in popularity thanks to viral Tik Tok videos. These videos displayed some players of the game experiencing scary scenarios.

Red Door Yellow Door Game.
Red Door Yellow Door is a popular game that has resurfaced on the internet thanks to Tik Tok.

The game Red Door Yellow Door is extremely easy to play and can be done so with a group of people, making it a popular choice during social gatherings such as slumber parties. But how do you play this game and what are the potential consequences?

How to Play Red Door Yellow Door

Step 1:

Gather your participants. You need a minimum of two people, yet you can play this game with more people present. One person should be allocated the role of the guide and one other person will play the game. Anyone else present will simply be observing.

Step 2:

Find a dark, comfortable room to play. The guide should sit on the floor with their legs crossed. The other player will lay down with their head resting in the lap of the guide, having a cushion or pillow in the guide’s lap my assist with comfort. The person laying down should raise both of their arms straight up into the air and close their eyes, which will remain closed during the duration of the gameplay.

Playing the scary game Red Door Yellow Door
The purpose of the game Red Door Yellow Door is to enter a trance that allows you to explore the inner workings of your mind.

Step 3:

Now the guide should begin to rub the other player’s temples with their fingers in a circular motion. This is used to create a relaxed state and allow that player to enter a trance. Now the guide should begin to continuously repeat “red door, yellow door, any other color door.” Anyone else in the room observing should follow along and also repeat this phrase.

Step 4:

This process is supposedly something that can induce a trance state allowing the participant to enter their own mind and explore its inner workings, though there are said to be some dangers involved in doing this. If successful, the participant should be able to visualize themselves somewhere, such as a room, and may be able to see doors around them. If they enter this state they should lower their arms to alert the others in the room of the chant’s success. This will prompt them to stop repeating the phrase from the previous step.

Trance state during a paranormal game.
Entering a trance during Red Door Yellow Door.

Step 5:

At this point, if the game has worked the guide should begin to ask questions to the participant. They will want to question them about their surroundings, where they are, what it looks like, how it makes them feel. They should also prompt activity from the participant, such as telling them which doors to go through, etc. It is in the best interest of everyone that the participant follows and responds to all of the guide’s questions.

Warnings When Playing

Some have claimed that there are potential dangers of playing the game Red Door Yellow Door, with players supposedly encountering evil within their own minds. It should be noted that the participant can be pulled out of their trance at any time by the guide simply by shaking them awake. This should be done so at any time where suspected danger is present.

Some notes to keep in mind:

  • Do not trust or interact with any person or other entity present within your trance state. Some have claimed to see dark figures or men in suits. Supposedly encountering these people could bring danger to you and you should avoid them at all costs. It is best to end the game if you encounter these entities.
  • You are free to move around the room or area you end up within, but it is always best to avoid anything you don’t feel right about and always listen to your guide.
  • Clocks within the game are very bad and should be avoided. It is thought that a clock could permanently trap you within your trance.
  • Cut the game short and wake up the participant at any stage if you feel the game is taking a dark turn. It is said if you die while in a trance state, you will die in real life.
Red Door Yellow Door game.
Would you dare to play this scary game?

While this game sounds scary, it is likely just a game passed around through all corners of the internet and used to invoke fear in young audiences. This game likely holds no real danger to anyone, yet if you are scared in any way, do not proceed to play.

Thanks for reading! You might find interest in other paranormal games I have written about such as Hide and Seek Alone and Bloody Mary.

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Comments (94)

  • Maddison Turner

    Posted by Maddison Turner on November 28, 2020

    I’ve seen jaystation do this and they played it again after having a bad experience


      Posted by Amy on December 6, 2020

      Hopefully you watched us play it, too.

  • weebbigtime

    Posted by weebbigtime on December 2, 2020

    so i agree with its made to scare people and the every door is just a different emotions also what if its a way to know what emotions you have often like what ever color the door is it represents an emotion of yours


      Posted by Amy on December 6, 2020

      That’s interesting, thanks for sharing – kind of like a mood ring?

  • Alexis

    Posted by Alexis on December 26, 2020

    What does it mean it mean if you see a very bright white light behind the door that you have not opened?


      Posted by Amy on December 27, 2020

      I am not sure about that one as I haven’t experienced that before. Sorry.

  • Isabella

    Posted by Isabella on December 31, 2020

    What does it mean when the black man in a suit turns into a person(creature)?


      Posted by Amy on January 1, 2021

      Not sure, sorry. The legends don’t specify about the man morphing into anything that I am aware.

  • Miley butler

    Posted by Miley butler on January 21, 2021

    can you have a cross on well playing the game or no?


      Posted by Amy on January 28, 2021

      Sure! Why not?

  • Miley Butler

    Posted by Miley Butler on January 21, 2021

    Do you have to play it at a specific time?


      Posted by Amy on January 28, 2021

      Not that I am aware, no.

  • Laila

    Posted by Laila on January 21, 2021

    Me and my friend want to play it but we don’t want to get trapped or hurt or anything like that and we don’t know what to expect.


      Posted by Amy on January 28, 2021

      I wouldn’t be scared. I don’t believe it can hurt you or harm you.

  • Hunnybunches

    Posted by Hunnybunches on January 25, 2021

    When i was playing this, one of my friends didn’t participate, while me and my other friend played. After i came out of the trance, my friend that didn’t participate, yet she had some sort of side effect happen. She forgot everything about anything for a while until we mentioned it again, and she was normal.

    Is that some kinda weird side effect? It’s kinda dangerous, i recommend, 10/10 🙂

  • Alivia

    Posted by Alivia on February 13, 2021

    Me and my friend were playing this game and she said she saw a tall man with a top hat and a little girl with a black dress and a brownish blond hair with blue eyes she did not talk to the man or the little girl but they were talking to each other we were just wondering what this meant, thank you.


      Posted by Amy on February 14, 2021

      Unfortunately, I can’t say to sure. I am skeptical of the game, so it is also difficult to distinguish between what is real and what may have been imagined. All the best.

  • Calleigh

    Posted by Calleigh on March 7, 2021

    I played with my friends and I saw two mirrors in a room with a green light, and when my friend when the rooms started disappearing when she was in them and she saw a doll with glowing red eyes, when she said that I asked if she felt uneasy or could leave she didn’t answer. Then I had to shake her to wake her up, luckily we were recording our experiences and she said she didn’t hear me or my friend say anything after she saw the doll, but she just tried running and saw man. Fortunately she woke up and was fine.


      Posted by Amy on March 7, 2021

      Thanks for sharing your experience!

  • Kai Gaspar

    Posted by Kai Gaspar on March 14, 2021

    after you go into the mind thing can u stop moving their forehead


      Posted by Amy on March 14, 2021

      The rules of this game say that you can stop the forehead thing after you have entered the trance.

  • Tirza

    Posted by Tirza on March 15, 2021

    okay i’ve been seeing videos about this game. i things its cool but, i wanted to ask what exactly is the point of this game where did this come from or like how was it discovered? at first someone sent me the link to this game but i didnt know anything about it lmao i saw a creepy woman but the song i knew where it was from. but yeah i asked my question so yep have a nice day! 🙂


      Posted by Amy on March 18, 2021

      Hi Tirza, this game originated like many paranormal games, online. It has recently gained popularity again on TikTok.

  • Alyssa

    Posted by Alyssa on April 10, 2021

    What does it mean when you can’t get into the trance? I’ve been trying several times and tried to be concentrated and focused and I always keep my eyes close and just everything and I can’t get in the game.


      Posted by Amy on April 12, 2021

      I would attribute it more to meditation or being in a really relaxed state of mind. Check out our video to see how we played the game.

  • Apple Juice

    Posted by Apple Juice on May 2, 2021

    What if you see a man thats all black?


      Posted by Amy on May 4, 2021

      Not sure, but the rules say you shouldn’t approach or interact with anyone.

  • Ayesha

    Posted by Ayesha on May 18, 2021

    When i was playing with my friends i saw a women in a wedding dress, she looked at me and stared at me for some minutes, i tried to look away but i couldnt, i tried to talkor move but i could not. Luckly my friend shaked me and woke me up. What does that mean?


      Posted by Amy on May 25, 2021

      I don’t know unfortunately, but thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Skylar

    Posted by Skylar on May 30, 2021

    I just tried this game and I ended up in a classroom, it was all green and there was no one in there besides me. I was at a podium in the back of the room and all I could do was look around I couldn’t move for any reason. I couldn’t tell at first if it was real so my arms were still up and so my guide thought it didn’t work so they stopped. I tried to open my eyes but couldn’t. My eyes started flickering for a few seconds before I could open then along with my arms trembling.


      Posted by Amy on May 31, 2021

      Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Alana

    Posted by Alana on July 30, 2021

    Can you sleep right after this game?


      Posted by Amy on August 10, 2021

      I slept fine.

  • lucy

    Posted by lucy on August 3, 2021

    i played this game with my cousins and she seen a guy in a suit and then walked into another room and found and oldern envelope cutter and she had to cut herself then we told her to wake up and she couldn’t move so we put water on her and thing went down hill from then, i caught demonic noises that cut in and out of our video that we recorded and other bad things happend


      Posted by Amy on August 10, 2021

      I hope you are safe. I haven’t heard any confirmed cases of anyone actually getting harmed playing this game.

  • Kat

    Posted by Kat on October 8, 2021

    Do you think this game can really kill you or trap you? Or do you think it’s just for fun? I personally think it’s all fake. And what do you do if the person won’t wake up. Because my friend say a man and she couldn’t wake up. We had to kick her until she woke up. I just wanna know so it doesn’t happen again. Thanks!


      Posted by Amy on October 10, 2021

      No, I do not believe any harm can come to anyone playing this game. I would say this game more resembles an urban legend, and no harm came to us playing it.

  • Simone Susman

    Posted by Simone Susman on November 6, 2021

    Hey do you know what it means if u go into a room and there is a wedding happening. And u go out of the room and u good into the next room and everyone is looking at you. And then u go into a room and find wedding stuff .

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