Chase games

Addy-Addy-Ohn-Kohn-Free

After an extended time playing hide-and-seek, someone would call out, "addy-addy-ohn-kohn-free", if there was at least...

Bad Egg

One player has the ball, the rest of the players choose a subject like cars, One player...

British Bulldog

This one is a fairly simple game but has many variations. Best with groups of 5 or...

Cannon

You will need a tennis ball 4 twigs (size about 3-4inchs each) in the shape of cricket...

Chalkie

One person sets off around the streets chalking an arrow every so often. The rest that are...

Cops and Robbers

Two groups, preferably with equal numbers.  Better experience with larger groups. Captains for both teams flip a...

Delavio

One person is 'it', how this is decided is optional.  An area is decided and distance limits...

Fox and Hounds - Ball Tag

Playground or defined area.  One person starts as the hound with a tennis ball.  Anybody hit...

Fresh

This game is really fun- so stay patient and read all the rules- it might seem...

Fugitive

Can be played with just two but has more effect when playing with 5 or more.  This...

Hide and Seek

This game can be played inside or outside and by as little as 3 people. One person...

Jerry in the spot light

Only played in the winter due to dark evenings.  The object was for 1 or more persons...

Join hands

When I was young I used to play this game where one person is designated as...

Keep Away

Don't let the other team get the target item. Items: Ball or clothes The object of the game...

Kick the Can

For 5 or more players. One person, known as 'the guard', kicks a can in to the...

Kingy

Start by selecting one person to be 'on' - all stand in a circle with legs...

Lalio

A street game.  Players were divided into arbitary numbers of runners and chasers., probably more runners than...

Man Hunt

A large area, preferably woodland is chosen.  The game can be played in either the light...

Old Man Ginger

For 3 or more players Mark out a square about 7 metres x 7 metres. Nominate someone who...

Pacman

We play this in school. Their boys on one side and girls on the other side one...

Paper Chase

Two people are chosen to be the "Foxes". Everyone else are the known as the "Hounds". The "Foxes"...

Piggies and Wolves

1) A play area is chosen, usually a football pitch, a field or other grassy area. 2)...

Piggy in the Middle

Items: Ball or item of clothing One individual is in the middle called the 'Piggy'. The rest are...

Please sir may I cross the water

One person (let's call them the chaser) stands on one side of the road.  The...

Pom Pom 123

Pom Pom 123 is best played by three or more players.  It is a version...

Rally-o

I've never heard of anybody mentioning this game other than those who lived on my street...

Run Outs

For 5 or more players One person, known as 'the guard', stands next to a lamp post...

Sardines

This game is best played by larger groups but is fun for 4 or more people. One...

Six Bricks

One player is the builder on the word 'go' he builds six house bricks (or probably...

Space Hopper

Everyone climbs onto their space hoppers and hops around like mad.  Someone is chosen as...

Star Tag

One person is "IT" and the others run away, but must stay inside the area of...

Three Stoney

4+ Players You will need: Three flat stones of slightly different sizes. Tennis ball. First of all you split into...

Torch Block

The more players the better.  Pretty much the same idea as hide and seek, but you have...

Tracking

The game of tracking comprises two teams of people; the trackers and the runners.  A specified...

Weasel

Two teams A & B, a wall, three stones, a small ball (tennis ball is ideal)...

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