Hook Tag

This game comes from Jonathan Rosen.


A variant of tag where people change partners

Pro Tips:

  • Have a demonstration game first and then after a few minutes start over with original partners (once all the students understand the premise of the game).

  • Consider having leaders be the starting pair.


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How to Play:

Everybody finds a partner and stands spread out with one of their arms hooked around their partners arms.

Choose one pair to start the game.

One person is “it” and the other is being chased.

The person being chased is to grab another person's arm before they get tagged. The partner of the person whose arm is grabbed has to run before the person who is “It” tags them.

When someone gets tagged, they become “it.”