Hide and Seek
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First you pick someone to be it (the person to seek) then he/she turns around and counts with their eyes closed at the "base" while the rest of the people hide.  Then "It" says "Ready or Not, Here I Come" and rushes to find everyone.  Then the people try to get to base without getting tagged or else they are "It".  If the person who is "It" doesn't get someone in three tries he gets to pick a man to be it!

Contributed by Brittany - Thank you!
 

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Jail Break

The children will choose someone to be it.  The person who is it counts one o'clock, two o'clock, three o'clock rock, four o'clock, five o'clock, six o'clock rock, seven o'clock, eight o'clock, nine o'clock rock, ten o'clock, eleven o'clock, twelve o'clock rock, midnight!  he then tries to find the others who have hidden.  When someone is tagged,
they go to jail (usually the porch)  The children who are not tagged, try to step on jail and this will cause a jailbreak.  The others are free.  When all the children have been sent to jail, the first one in is now the person who is it.

Contributed by Kari - Thank you!

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Jason

It's modeled after the movie "Friday, the 13th" with the main character, named Jason, kills everyone in the movie except one, the soul survivor. The way you win the game is that you become the sole survivor.

There is one person that is "Jason" (either by eenie meenie moe or a new person that has joined the game) and Jason hides their eyes and counts to 100 while everyone else in the game hides in the neighborhood. After Jason gets to 100, then they start to look for others playing the game. The first person that is found by Jason will be the next Jason in the next round. When each person is found by Jason, they then help Jason find the others that are still hiding. Once you have only one person left hiding, that person is the soul survivor and has won that round of "Jason".  

It's a fun game to play with a group more that 4 or 5. The more the better.

Contributed by Jen - Thank you!

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Manhunt

 

The game was just a hide and seek game, except that when you finally found the people, you had to hold onto them long enough to say, "Manhunt, Manhunt, 1-2-3" 3 times. 

 

Then they were out and you looked for the rest of the people.It started over again after you caught all the people. Once they were caught they were out and had to sit it out until everyone else was caught. If while you were holding them and hadn't finished counting Manhunt , Manhunt 1-2-3 3 x's, you didn't catch them. 

 

You learned how to say that really fast and to hold on to them really tightly.

 

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