Get Away!

My previous post on Big Brother reminds me of a game from my youth that we called Get Away!... a game that contains an almost perfect balance of tension, exercise and violence

All players stand in a large circle, facing inwards, with hands held behind backs and eyes tightly closed. A game organiser walks around the outside of this circle holding a rolled up newspaper - or some other suitable beating device. At random the organiser places the rolled up newspaper into the hands of a player. This player can now open his eyes and hit the player on his right (usually around his buttocks) The hit player must now run away anti-clockwise around the circle with the first player chasing him and trying to land more blows. The play stops when the running player returns to his place. Eyes are shut again and the play continues.

strange games no:97

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