Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

Bridge prisoners

Time: approx. 10-15 min.
Recommended age: all ages
Size of group: from 10 persons or more
Time for preparation: none
Material: nothing

Game description

One or two catchers are chosen. The catchers must now try to catch the other players in a fixed playing area or sports hall. If a player is tagged they must stand still and assume the press-up position (or with legs apart). If another player crawls under this bridge the frozen player is freed and may play again. The catcher or catchers goal is to catch all of the players before then can free the others.


Players touched by a catcher must bend over somewhere in the room. The "frozen" players are freed by a fellow player leap frogging over them.


How long will the catchers need to catch all of the group members so that no one else can run? Or: how successful was the catcher after 3 minutes of play?

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Bridge prisoners is a catching game with catchers, hunted and freeing.

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