Type of game:
Locomotion Game
Character of the game:
Non-Competitive
Country of origin:
Denmark
Aim of the game:
Groups must cooperate to prevent the catcher to fetch the “prey.”
Number of players:
Multi Player
4 or more.
Age
6 +
Difficulty:
Easy
Area of play:
Indoor or outdoor free space (e.g. park, schoolyard, gym)
Indoor Outdoor
Equipment

None
Motor skills
Coordination Speed Endurance
Social skills
Cooperation Decision Making Team building
Cognitive skills
Tactics Problem solving
equipment
Background
The date of appearance of triangle tag is unknown, but the game is so simple that it probably was invented over and over again. In Gerlev Park (Denmark) it is used for all older children and up to young adults in good condition.
Set up:
The game should be played in any indoor or outdoor area that allows players to move freely. Before the game starts it must be agreed how "active" the catcher can be: whether he or she shall be allowed to reach over and into the triangle, crawl under the arms, or if tickling is allowed.
Rules
Three participants form a triangle facing towards the middle and hold hands. The fourth person is the catcher. The catcher points out one of the three in the triangle, who becomes the person to be caught. The three persons in the triangle cooperate and must prevent the catcher to catch its prey. The catcher must run around the triangle and must try to catch, i.e. touch or tag his "prey."  If one is caught, the roles are changed and the game starts all over again with a new catcher.
Teaching Styles:
  • Encourage players to communicate throughout the game
  • Balance the ability level of the team
  • Safety instructions to be tailored to the environment and participants playing the game 
Rules:
  • Reduce number of players to 3 ( 2 hold hands, 3rd is the catcher)
  • Increase players to 5 (4 hold hands and 5th is the catcher making a square0
  • Set a time limit to prevent one person being catcher for too long /short a time
  • Modify movement pattern: e.g. jump on one leg, in press-up position (forward/backward), everybody sitting in a wheelchair
Environment:
  • Ensure the indoor/outdoor playing area has a smooth surface and is free of obstacles
Equipment:
  • Allow participants in the triangle to be connected via rope/rings
  • Provide a bell for the catcher so as to provide aural awareness
Background
The date of appearance of triangle tag is unknown, but the game is so simple that it probably was invented over and over again. In Gerlev Park (Denmark) it is used for all older children and up to young adults in good condition.