Play Elbow Tag

This is another great game for mixing up your group and busting cliques. The action gets so frantic that people don’t pay attention to who they’re grabbing onto. You do have to lay some ground rules to keep the game fair though.

  • Boundaries are really important so the “chasee” has to stay in the vicinity.
  • Some groups may need the rule that they can’t grab onto the pair right next to them.
  • Reserve the right to yell “switch” if your chaser is getting worn out.

Everyone in the group gets a partner and links elbows with her.

One pair volunteers or is chosen to split up. One of these two will be “it” and the other will be chased.

Whenever the chasee links elbows with a pair of players, the person on the opposite end of the pair must break off and becomes the chasee. “It” now starts chasing that person. If the chasee gets tagged, they become it.

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4 Replies to “Play Elbow Tag”

  1. That sounds like a really fun game!

  2. I think that elbow tag would be cool because it might be more fun than boring old regular tag and it will be diffrent than all the other tags in the world. Also i like pie. Just so you know.

  3. This game sounds fun i wonder if it would be i might have tgif try it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I have played elbow tag at soccer, camp, etc. It’s really fun!

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