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This timeless and extremely fun game comes to life on the Common.


What you need to play

2 flags – make flags from bandanas or old cloth.

Object of the Capture the Flag Game

Capture the other teams flag and return it to your home base.Set up Capture the Flag

Separate into 2 teams.  Each team determines their territory and boundaries.

Each team decides where their jail and flag will be located.

The flag must be visible – it can not be moved. There is a safety zone around the flag ( a 10 – 15 ’ circle). The flags team may not enter this circle unless the other team enters first.

How to play Capture The Flag

Send part of the team to “enemy territory” to capture their flag. The team members left behind guard their flag. If you are caught (tagged) by the opposite team you have to go to their jail. The only way out of jail is to be tagged again by one of your teammates. (Only one person in the jail can be set free at a time.)

After capturing the flag the team member must make it back to his territory – without being caught – to win. If someone has the flag and he is tagged – the person goes to jail and the flag is returned to it’s original location.

These rules are approximate. Coordinator Maureen Lord will review specific rules for this game before it starts.