Flashlight Tag

A great game if you have a good sized backyard or garden. It's for night-time.
Great for kids aged 7 upwards. Ace for sleepovers. Also known as Spotlight or Kick the Bucket.

GET READY
You will need:

- a good sized backyard or garden with places to hide
- make sure there is nothing dangerous to trip over e.g.  piles of bricks
- a flashlight (or two)
- a bucket or box
- don’t wear smart shoes
- no jewellery
- optional hats

Choose a "stalker". For more than 6 people, choose 2 stalkers.
Give the stalkers a flashlight each. Make sure everyone knows the play area, and where it stops.
 
Find a place in the middle of the play area which will be the base. Put a bucket or box at the base.

PLAY
The stalker starts at the base. Tell everyone to run off, while the stalker counts down from 60 to zero.
 
When the countdown ends, the stalker begins hunting with his flashlight.
When he spots someone with the flashlight, the stalker needs to call out their name.
 
CAPTURE
If you get called out, you go back to the base, and wait for rescue.
If the stalker does not identify you correctly, you get 30 seconds to go and hide again.

RESCUE
To get rescued, someone needs to sneak up to the base, and touch it to release you.
Only one person can be rescued at a time.

If you get rescued, the stalker must give you 60 seconds to escape from the base again.
 
WINNER
The stalker wins when he has caught everyone.

TOP TIPS
1. If you have mobile phones, it's fun to call each other up whilst you are playing.
Beware: If your friends have left the ringtone switched on it will help the stalker find you ;-)

2. From the comments: to improve this, at the start everyone wear a funky / weird hat. When the stalker counts, switch hats so they don't know who is who.


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THIS IS AWESOME<38|



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cool game. playing it inside tho.



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Sounds fun :)



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omg so doing it:P:P:P:P:P:P:):):):):D:D:D:D:D8|8|8|8|<3



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awesome idea. cant wait to play this game!8|:):D<3



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This sounds like a great game



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Love it sounds fun I am going to it next Friday <3



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Can't wait to try it soon :)



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sounds super fun! cant wait to try it at my next sleepover



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i have 8 friends coming over tommorow and we are playing this game



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This has to be one of my favorites!And it looks like everyone else agrees!!! LOL



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WE DID IT FOR THE WHOLE OF THE SLEEPOVER!



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bubblebottom

i love it.its perfect for sleepovers!



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I'm having my B-day sleepover tomorrow and this is a perfect game!



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holly Devereaux

30 kids from my school played this on a school camp we called it spotlight.



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AMAZING GAME FOR SLEEPOVERS!! My 3 other friends and did it almost all night!!



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it a cool game



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Actually quite fun, played it outside on a quiet street at night, really funny.



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Lashonda

I love this game! I play it all the time in the summer!!



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excellent game



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cool i will so try it!



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rachel

sounds like fun! cant wait to try it!!! <3 :)



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Kristian

Oh i love it!! This is there perrfect game to play on my birthday tommorrow !!



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sounds good mite try it with all my friends outside and it is a bit like hunts



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Cool game I will use it on my next sleepover.



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i will try this for my sleepover next week!

shall i hand out the instructions before hand?

so they get a chance to know the game?

or shall i let them find out on the day?xx



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hmmmmm

its kinda like murder in the dark maybe i will give it ago



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joey

i like it we will play this atmy sleepover!!!!!!!!!!!!



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cuteness24

very cool! i'll try it!



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a bit confusing but soo cool i can't wait to try it out!



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i love it love it love it



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i think i will do this at my slumper party tomorrow??



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Barbra Striesand

I know how to improve this:
At the start everyone wear a funky / weird hat.
When they count, switch hats so they don't know who is who.
HAHAHA



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Here's an easier way. Just have someone search in the dark for people, then they scream when they find them :D



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Bell

sounds fab!! i'm soo gunna do that at my sleepover!! :)



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Heather gardener

Love it! :) <3



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Nikki

This sounds sooooooo great!!!!!!!!



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:D good game

sounds brill and the best on the website i cant wait to try it!



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Veary Fun ni love it it fun when its dark outside



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lol havent done it but read comments and they find it funny i must try it and wow look at all the comments and the people who havent read it all they are so lazy



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Missy Wilson

me and my friends are having a sleepover tommorow I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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the game is ok? it could be better!



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Haha sounds like a fun game!! cant wait to play!(:



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played it @ my friends house like which is like a maison with lyk 6 acres of land no where was off limet so it was soo fun and scary in the dark...got caught cuz her horse snorted made me laugh haha



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bannanah

its alright



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i luv this game im going to also play at my sleepover. you should have games for 2 people only also. that would be great.



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not something girls would like because it is a dirty job



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Its sounds like alot of fun! I'm going to use this for my sleepover ;D Thanks for the idea!



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Annie

Im having a party in eight days and im a preteen,so this should be perfect for my sleepover!



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good i will hide under a blanket on the bed so i last longer



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kool but not my thing haha



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this is kinda like cops and robbers



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Wow that is really complicated!!



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Brea

Wow do you think 6th graders would like it???



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sounds complicated, but i'll try it even though i've heard of an easier to understand and play version of it, but', COOL!!



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Kriss

The best game ever really good in a field!



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i think this was a really good game i am going to play it at my sleepover :D:D



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holly

its very confusing and i am having a sleep over but only 1 of my friends are coming but you need at least 5 or 6 to play this.



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hellokitty

omg sound so wow i am defintly gonna try it



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ASOME DUDE



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It's absoulutly Brill I'll try it at my Sleepover!



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This game sounds so totally wicked!!I am definatly using this for my sleepover!!Thanks!



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i dident like this game i like a tricky game



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kool



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tasha ice cream

This sounds like such fun :) im gonna play it around my house using the kitchen as a base



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Tess

It would be easier to read if it was smaller! But good idea though!



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OMG!!!! this game is so cool1



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it sounds like a great game



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sounds awesome



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im too lazy to read alll that!!



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georgina holdham

i dont reckon muuch of it i have played much better gamesso that is what i think



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mulki

its ok and complecated alot but over all its alright



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Kalyn

Hey How do you buy it i wanna have a sleepover But i cant find any sleep over packs AnyWhere Else its hard to find these sleepover packs do yall know how to buy them and how much it this sleep over pack email me



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gooood



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Madeleine

I think its going to be a great game for my pary



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woah how many people have commented on this?!



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uhh its befudling



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it was fun



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wicked game!!! it's SOOO cool i am so gonna play it thanks!!!



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Katie Payne

i didn't think it would work but that was soooo much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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sounds cool i'm useing it for my sleepover. Great idea



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I think it's a bit too complecated



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sounds cool



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Linny =]

it would be a fiunn game but you need to Have a game that two people can play =]



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This is way better then the way I played it!!!



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Sexy Baby

I doesn't get old. It is a great game. Well done, thy is happy with thou. Peace Out



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Cheese Rules

This is an okay game but after a bit it gets a bit old, I'd recommend 1-3 games but no more.



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rockon123

This sounds like a really fun game. I'm going to use it at my slumber party. I'm sure my friends will love it!!



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a-girl

that sounds cool!!!



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megan

this game is alright but i would never play it in the light i would only play it at night time.because night is awsome and super.



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it gets sorta old



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ok pretty kool



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kool i guess



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do the funky rubber chicken if you want to be kool?????



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totaly awesome guys. this is for sure the coolest game to play in the dark. you have to try it! -sarah jane



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I've never played it but my friends say it is s0oo much fun!



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yassmine washington

this is a nice



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Great on a summers night



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I love chicken?????



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nice idea kwl



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Zoe

fun game going 2 play it =_=



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I thinks it's a great game to play at a slumber party! It's not too childish so you can be 3 or even 16 and still have fun playing it!



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Fun game for sleepovers, but make sure your playing area is CLEAR OF BRICKS! My friends had an acident once... She is OK though, and I do love this game!



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Eyana

I think It would be a fun game if you are having a slumber party because If you are having a regular prty you would need people yo stay late.



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Already did it when i was 3-5



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Amy

Yer this is great i tryed it, it really does work ! but you need quite a large area with nothing in the way of the base but plenty of places to hide behind ! try it its great !



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we called it spotlight or kick the bucket, lived on it as kids! actually knocked someone out once!



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Betty

This game is great and it will have the kids laughing all night



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bethany

like the game idea im ganna play it at my b-day party thnxs soooo much



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this game looks pretty fun. it looks a little too easy though.



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Antrice

Thats good game we play it @ chruch!!!!!



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it is very fun and easy to understand. alot people would have fun playing it



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