Supposedly, the midnight game is based on a pagan ritual used to punish people who have comitted crimes. The authenticity of this is unknown, and most likely untrue. This ritual can cause intense mental scarring and even death. It is recommended that you do not play this game, but if you are a thrill seeker looking to attempt this game, do so at your own risk.
Important note: If you are playing with multiple people, each person needs their own set of materials.
After this is completed, the game has begun. You must lurk around your home in the dark with your lit candle, avoiding the Midnight Man at all costs until 3:33 AM. If your candles goes out on its own, it means that he is nearby. If this happens, you should light your candle immediately and try to move as far as you can. If you successfully relight it, continue playing the game like normal.
If you are unable to relight your candle within 10 seconds, surround yourself in a circle of salt on the ground and do not leave the circle until 3:33 AM.
If you are unable to do either of these, the Midnight Man will torture you with a hallucination of your worst fear until 3:33 AM.
Some other ways to know that the Midnight Man is near you are a sudden drop in temperature, seeing an all-black humanoid figure, and hearing faint whispering.
The midnight man will leave your home at 3:33 AM, effectively ending the game. You must avoid him at all costs, or stay surrounded in your circle of salt to "win" this game.