The Most Dangerous Games: A Small Radio

Previously: Channel Infinity.

Normally I wouldn’t post a second game quite so soon after posting the last one, but guess what? It’s October. And October means it’s Halloween season. And since it’s Halloween season, now seems like a good time to look at “A Small Radio.” I mentioned it briefly last year, but due to a lot of Big Life Changes, I wasn’t able to cover it in time for Halloween 2015. I put it on my to do list for the following year, though, and, well… here we are. 

Originally posted to the Creepypasta Wikia by user MacaroniArtZombeh in August of 2013, this game can only be played on a very particular day; trying to do it at any other time will result in a failed attempt. So I figured I’d put it on your radar now, at the beginning of the month, so you have plenty of time to get ready for the Oct. 30 start date. You don’t need much to get it started — just yourself, an outdoor location, and a cell phone. If all goes as planned, the rest of the supplies will be provided to you if and when you need it.

Then again, though, I’m not totally sure you’ll want to play it. Like several of the other games we’ve looked at here, this one is a recipe for luck… but luck never comes without a price.

As always…

…Well, you know how it goes.


  • One principal.


  • One mobile phone.
  • An outdoor location.


The Summoning:

  1. Wait until Oct. 30.
  2. Begin at 11:59pm.
  3. Go outside.
  4. Using your hands, draw a circle into the dirt.
  5. Set you phone to vibrate. Place it in the middle of the circle.
  6. Keep your eyes on the phone. Do not close your eyes. Do not look away from it.
  7. Continue watching the phone until 12:15am.
    • If nothing happens: The ritual has failed. Do not proceed.
    • If the phone rings: You may proceed. However, do NOT answer the phone. Simply wait.
  8. Continue waiting.
    • If nothing happens: The ritual has failed. Do not proceed.
    • If you receive a text message: You may proceed. Read the text; it will contain a phone number.
  9. Set your phone to speaker and call the number.
    • If no one picks up: The ritual has failed. Do not proceed.
    • If the call is answered: You may proceed. Listen. If you are asked for your physical address, give it to whoever asks.
  10. Wait for two nights. Go about your life in the meantime. Try not to get distracted.

The Gift:

  1. At the end of the waiting period, make sure you’re well-rested enough to stay awake until midnight.
  2. When the clock ticks over to 11:59pm, listen.
    • If you hear nothing: The ritual has failed. Do not proceed.
    • If you hear a knock on the door: Answer it. You won’t find anyone there, so don’t bother looking for them; however, there will be a package waiting or you on the doorstep. Bring it inside.
  3. Open the package. Take out the contents: Batteries, and a small radio. Put the batteries in the radio.
  4. Wait until 12:15am, then turn the radio on and tune it to AM station 11.1.
  5. Listen.
  6. Keep listening.
  7. Do not stop listening.
  8. At 12:25am, a song will play. Listen to it deeply and fully.
  9. For the next year, keep the radio on. You might not always hear it, but that doesn’t matter. As long as it’s on and playing, you will experience an astonishing amount of good luck. You will succeed in everything and anything you do, no matter how big or small.

The Price:

  1. One day, you will hear a startling noise — something you might describe as a pop, or maybe a gunshot. It’s the sound of the batteries in the radio dying.
  2. When you hear that noise, start running.

Concerning the Price:

Once you start running, don’t stop.

There’s no guarantee that it will do anything other than delay the inevitable, but it might make you feel better in the long run. Like you’re doing something that might help — even though it won’t.

After all, you can’t have the good without the bad…

…And everything catches up to us eventually.

[Photo via cogdogblog/Flickr]

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