Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

Capturing flags and banners

Time: 90 min.
Recommended age: from 10
Size of group: from 15 persons or more
Time for preparation: low
Material: 20-30 flags

Game description

Each team receives the same amount of flags (it doesn’t whether this is 5, 10 or 15 flags). The flags are well hidden in a defined playing area. However burying them or hiding them under a stone is not allowed. The group has 20-30 minutes time for this. Each group has the chance to send a spy to find out the locations of the other team’s flags (without being allowed to steal them). However a spy can be taken prisoner and must remain in the camp marked with a flag. Any spies taken prisoner can be freed again (also by being tagged). A signal tone introduces the second round of the game. From this point on each team is allowed to steal the opponent’s flags. Stolen flags can be stolen back again. Therefore any stolen flags should be given to the game leader as quickly as possible. Then the point is secured.


There is one point per flag. You must make everyone clear about the rules incl. taking prisoners and freeing them before the game starts.

[ © ]

Several flags per group are hidden in the area. Spies can be sent out but can also be caught. The flags can be captured in the second half of the game.

[Back to Top]