I am indebted to my great nephew James 'the chicken' McDonald-Blister for this delightful modern variant of on old game. All that is required are two relatively close trees and a group of 4-12 players.
Players split into two even teams and stand by their chosen tree. The object of the game is for one member of a group to hug their opponents tree and vice versa. However, if you are tagged by a member of the opposing team you are 'out' and play no further part in the game (you can only be tagged if you are nearer to your opponents tree than your own). The game develops into tense stand offs and daring dashes to tree-hug. Continue playing until a tree is hugged - then all players re-enter the game for the next round.
Weird Web: How to hug a tree
strange games no.53...category:outdoor games STUPID GAMES