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Tag: Don’t Let “It” Get You!

Tag is a classic 1970s playground game (yeah, OK, before that, too) that has been played by children (and adults!) for generations. It’s a simple game that can be played with just a few people or in a large group, and it can be adapted to fit a variety of settings and situations. In this blog post, we’ll explore the basic rules of tag and some variations that you can try out to mix things up and keep the game exciting.

The basic rules of tag are simple: one person is “it” and must chase and try to tag (touch) the other players. Once someone is tagged, they become “it” and the game continues. The game ends when all players have been tagged, or when a predetermined amount of time has passed.

There are many variations of tag that can be played, depending on the age and skill level of the players, the size of the playing area, and any special rules or conditions that are in place. Here are a few examples of different types of tag games:

  • Freeze tag: In this variation, players who are tagged must freeze in place until another player unfreezes them by crawling under their outstretched arm.
  • Light tag: This version of tag is played in a darkened room or outside at night, and the person who is “it” uses a flashlight or other light source to try to tag the other players.
  • Shadow tag: In this variation, players must stay in the shadows and avoid being tagged by the person who is “it,” who is trying to tag them with a flashlight or other light source.
  • Laser tag: This modern twist on tag uses laser guns and special vests to simulate a laser tag battle. Players wear vests that register hits from the laser guns, and the game ends when one player has scored a certain number of hits on the other players.
  • Water tag: This version of tag is played with water guns or water balloons, and players try to soak each other with water to become “it.”
  • Capture the flag: In this variation, two teams each try to capture the other team’s flag and bring it back to their own base, while trying to defend their own flag from being captured.

Tag is a fun, simple game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Whether you stick to the traditional rules or mix things up with a variation, it’s a great way to stay active and have fun with friends and family. So, these are some of the tag games that you can try out with your friends and family.

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