Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

Capture the Flag

Time: approx. 60-90 minutes
Recommended age: from 8
Size of group: from 10 persons or more
Time for preparation: none (only hold the material)
Material: 2 flags

Game description

In this game, there are 2 teams who search for the flag of the other team in 2 similar sized areas. You will need materials for 2 flags (a stable stick and material), a piece of rope to separate the areas and a rope to mark out the jail. First of all, the group should be split into two teams of around the same size and each team receives a flag which they must stick into the ground in a visible place – not lying on the ground. A member of staff checks if this has been done correctly. If an attacker from the other team comes into your area, you are allowed to try and catch him. If the team manages to catch the opponent, he must go to prison. He must stand with at least one foot in the prison. If several prisoners are in jail, they are allowed to make a chain. The prison guard must stay at least 2,5m away from the prison otherwise no-one can manage to free anyone and the game would become very boring. If someone manages to steal the flag, he must bring it over the centre line. If he doesn’t make it over the line because a defender has caught him, he can either pass the flag onto a fellow player, NOT THROWN!!!! If he does not do this or cannot do it, he must surrender the flag and the team then has 30 seconds to reposition the flag.


The winning team is the team who brings the flag of the opposite over the line the most number of times, or if it is a tie, the team with the least players in jail. After each round the area/teams are changed.

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