Blob tag

Blob tag is a simple, fun game that doesn’t require any equipment.  You need about six or eight people to play.  More than that is even better.

Here’s how:  Choose one person to be the blob (in tag terms, the blob is “It”).  The blob’s mission is simple:  To expand.  The blob does this by tagging other players.  If tagged by the blob, you must join hands with her/him/them – in this way you become part of the blob.  This new and improved blob seeks additional victims and can tag them with either of its two free hands.  When a blob reaches a size of four it splits into two smaller blobs and continues its search for victims.  The game is over when everyone is part of a blob.

I’m not sure what I like most about this game.  It could be the fact that there aren’t winners or losers, but it’s more likely to be the gleeful feeling I get rushing around holding hands with my blob partners while my friends attempt to flee.  It has been a long time since I was seven years old, but I’m pretty sure this is exactly what it feels like.

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