Duck, Duck, Goose also known as Duck, Duck, Gray Duck. If someone tags your head and yells goose, the chase is on! Run after that person and try to tag him before he gets around the circle and sits in your spot.


Duck, Duck, Goose requires at least 5 players.

Game play

All the players, except the first person who is It, sit in a circle. It walks around the circle, tapping each player on the head, saying “duck” each time until he decides to tap someone and say “goose.”

The player who is tapped as the “goose” becomes the new It. As soon as the new It is chosen, they must immediately get up and chase the previous It around the circle. The previous It tries to get back to the vacant spot in the circle and sit down before being tagged by the new It.

If the previous It successfully reaches the vacant seat without being tagged, the goose is the new It for the next round.

If the goose does tag the previous It, then the goose keeps his spot in the circle, and the previous It must continue to be It for another turn.

Objective of Duck, Duck, Goose

Have fun, get some exercise, and make sure everyone gets a turn being a goose and being It.

Summer twist

Cool off on a summer day with this fun rule change: Instead of It tapping each player, give him a bucket of water and have him drip water on the head of each player until he picks the goose and dumps the whole bucket on that person!

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