How to Play Catch Ones at the Back

If you are thinking of something fun to do for the kids in your class or gathering, why not try this outdoor group game. It’s exciting and easy to play and it only requires loads of energy and laughter! This group game is called, “Catch Ones at the Back.” If you are familiar with playing the snake game, it’s almost similar to this except for a few things. 

To know more about how to play “Catch Ones at the Back,” read below.

Features of the Catch Ones at the Back Game

 ★  Game Name Catch Ones at the Back
 ★  Group size medium to large
 ★  Age any (6+)
 ★  Type active
 ★  Skill reaction / running 
 ★  Place indoor (gym) and outdoor
 ★  Time up to 10 – 20 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials no 

Aim of the Game

The aim of the game to simply have fun! The game ends when the catcher has tagged all the players from the chain.

Group Size and Age

This game is fit for all ages- kids or adults! You will need at least five players for this group game. The more participants there are, the more fun the game will be!

Preparation and Needed Materials

The good thing is you can play this game anytime and anywhere because there are no materials needed to prepare for this game, but an outdoor space for fun.

How to Play the Catch Ones at the Back

The game rules are actually easy. Everyone in the group can participate in the game.

Step 1: The game host will assign a catcher, while the rest of the participants will form a line. The line must be made sure that it is connected like a strong chain. It’s up to the players whether to hold one another by the shoulders or the waist.

Step 2: The goal of the line of players is to protect their tail. The last player must escape from the catcher and avoid getting tagged. The head of the line is the leader of the team and must lead the group to find a strategy to protect the tail. 

On the other hand, the catcher must be swift enough to run after the tail of the line. Once the player on the tail end is tagged, he is out. The game goes on until all the players are tagged one by one at the tail end of the line.

Variation for the Catch Ones at the Back Game

A variation for this game is to divide the team into two groups of equal numbers. Both teams will form a chain and will assign their head and tail. The two teams are placed on opposite ends of the play area.

Once the game host signals, “Go!” The head of each line will then be the catcher of the tail end of their opponent’s line. The first team who gets to tag all the players from their opponent’s line wins!