British Bulldog

5 or more Players

For groups of 5 or more. 

This one is a fairly simple game but has many variations.

One person stands in the middle of the play area.

The rest of the group stand at one end.

The person who is 'IT' shouts someones name from the group.

That person who's name was shouted has to prepare, waiting for an appropriate moment, while everyone gets ready to run.

When they think it is the best time they shout 'BULLDOG' then everyone has to run to the other end of the play area.

The person who is 'IT' must touch as many people as possible.

Each person caught becomes a "bulldog" and joins them in the middle.
Until only one person remains.

Other Rules

Split the play area into three strips, making the centre area larger than the other two. The two smaller strips of area are the safe areas. The danger area is the centre area. One person, the 'fire catcher' stands in this danger area while everyone else goes to the other areas. The person in the danger area waits for someone to run, and then they must catch that person.

The person who is the catcher cannot step into either of the smaller strips of area. If the person they are chasing is caught, that person becomes the 'fire catcher' in the next game. When the last person is caught, a new game begins.

Posted by Anon

Other Names

Fire and Ice
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