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Chase and Catch Games Last Man

( Chase and Catch, Running, Tag )

One player is chosen to be runner and another chaser. The remaining players are seated. The game starts with quite a distance between runner and chaser. The first object of the game is for the chaser to tag (touch) the runner. Should he do this they immediately change parts the previous chaser having to flee instantly for safety with the previous runner now chaser after him. The greatest sport of the game comes in however in the way the runner may save himself at any time from being tagged by the chaser by standing at the rear of any row of seats and calling “Last man ” As soon as he does this the one sitting in the front row of that line of seats becomes liable to tagging by the chaser and must instantly get up and run. As soon as he has left his seat the entire line moves forward one seat leaving a seat at the rear for the “last man.” There may be no moving of this kind however until the runners are out of the aisle.

As in all running games in the class room the seated players must keep their feet under the desks and out of the aisles.

It will be seen that all of the players must be very alert to watch the actions of the runner but especially those sitting in the front seats as at any moment one of them may have to become runner. The last man must never fail to call out the words “Last man ” when he takes his stand at the rear of a row of seats. He is not considered to have taken refuge until he does this.

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