Type of game:
Locomotion Game
Character of the game:
Non-Competitive
Country of origin:
Philippines
Aim of the game:
To tag any player not holding onto anything made of wood (or steel)
Number of players:
Multi Player
10+
Age
5 +
Difficulty:
Easy
Area of play:
Outdoor where there are fences, posts, or anything made of wood or bamboo (or steel)
Outdoor
Equipment

None
Motor skills
Speed Flexibility Coordination Balance
Social skills
Cooperation Decision Making Communication Team building Socializing
Cognitive skills
Strategy Building
equipment
Background
Kapitang Bakod comes from San Rafael, in the province of Bulacan. Because the Philippines doesn't have many resources or toys for children, they usually invent games with no need of any equipment. Kapitang Bakod is one of them. In the Philippines, this game is played with wooden or bamboo posts only. This version is adapted to any setting worldwide: one can replace wood by steel.
Set up:
Define a playing area with boundaries.
The players scatter around, placing themselves in strategic places near anything made of wood, steel or bamboo.
Rules
  • Select a catcher
  • The players must run from one post to another to give the catcher a chance to tag someone.
  • If two or more players cling to the same post, the catcher can touch anyone of them
  • When tagged, a player becomes the next catcher.
  • There are times when some trees or wooden objects are declared taboo before the game starts. When a player being chased by the chaser touches any of these, he automatically becomes the next chaser
Teaching Styles:
  • Provide clear and simple instructions.
  • Practice games before introducing scoring.
  • Encourage players to communicate throughout the game.
  • Provide enough time for players to familiarize themselves with the equipment and the game.
  • Safety instructions to be tailored to the environment and participants playing the game.
  • If needed, help players with physical disabilities to move
  • Rules:
    • Two or more players are allowed to cling to the same post
    • Have two or three taggers at the same time to make the game merrier and much harder
    Environment:
    • Make the playing area smaller/bigger
    Equipment:
    • Introduce soft balls the catcher can use to tag the other players
    Background
    Kapitang Bakod comes from San Rafael, in the province of Bulacan. Because the Philippines doesn't have many resources or toys for children, they usually invent games with no need of any equipment. Kapitang Bakod is one of them. In the Philippines, this game is played with wooden or bamboo posts only. This version is adapted to any setting worldwide: one can replace wood by steel.