At least 3 people, but more people make for more fun
A flashlight

Game play

Like the original version of Tag, the game is to evade the tag of the player who is designated It. The only catch is that this game is played at night and being tagged means getting lit up by a flashlight. The game begins with a Hide-and-Seek element: one player selected as It counts to a predetermined number while the rest of the players hide. Armed with only a flashlight, It heads into the dark in search of the hidden players. Players are tagged when the flashlight beams on them, at which point they become It, or are simply out until the rest of the players are found.


Hide in the dark, don’t make a sound, and stay out of the way of the flashlight!

Are you afraid of the dark?

Playing this game requires a lot of darkness, but if that’s a bit too scary for the young ones, play during dusk hours, or even during the day with silly string.

Also in Outdoor Games:
Blind Man’s Bluff, Freeze Tag, Disc GolfAll
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