Type of game:
Locomotion Game
Character of the game:
Non-Competitive
Country of origin:
United States
Aim of the game:
One player chases another player in an attempt to tag or touch him/her and take his/her place.
Number of players:
Multi Player
5+
Age
5 +
Difficulty:
Easy
Area of play:
Indoor or outdoor free space (e.g. park, school backyard, gym)
Indoor Outdoor
Equipment

None
Motor skills
Speed Coordination
Social skills
Cooperation Team building Communication Socializing
Cognitive skills
equipment
Background
Duck duck Goose is a traditional children’s game that is international and can be found in many countries with local variations under a different names (i.e. "Le facteur n'est pas passé" or "Jeu du Mouchoir" in France, "Pesek" in Czech Republic, "Antoakyire" in Ghana, "Plumpssack" in Germany,
"Mam chusteczkę haftowaną" in Poland, "Hankachi-Otoshi" in Japan, etc.

In Jamaica, an "Extreme Duck Duck Goose" or "Yak Yak Moose" game is played. In this version, instead of the goose chasing after the picker, he or she goes the opposite way and tries to intercept the picker on the other side of the circle. Physical contact is allowed (but not required); this usually involves wrestling and soft tackling. Throwing of limbs or fists is never allowed, the intent is always to only temporarily slow down your opponent so you can be first back to the empty spot. This version is also sometimes referred to as Yak Yak Moose.
Set up:
A group of players sit in a circle, facing inward.
Rules
The “picker” walks around the outer circle tapping on the shoulder of each player in turn, calling each a “duck”. When the “picker” picks one as a “goose”, the goose stands up and chases to tag the picker around the circle in order not to be taken away his original position by the “picker”, because the “picker” tries to return and sit where the “goose” had been sitting. If the goose couldn’t catch the picker, then the goose is the new picker. 
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.
  • Slow down the speed of moving/walking/running. 
  • Help a potential wheelchair user use his wheelchair. 
  • If necessary you can help the person or people with a handicap to make contact and/or move in the game.
  • Rules:
    • Other players intercept the picker to help the goose.
    • The goose should turn two times to go back to his or her own seat.
    • Rather than touching the sitting players, the picker sings a song and places an object behind them. Once the song is over, the players, who were closing their eyes, check behind their back whether they were chosen. The player with the object behind him/her stands up and chases the picker.
    Environment:
    Make the circle smaller/bigger
    Equipment:
    Use a tissue that the “picker” must leave behind the back of a player he chooses, while all the other players sing along. When the song is over, everyone must check behind his/her back, and the player having the tissue must chase the “picker”
    Background
    Duck duck Goose is a traditional children’s game that is international and can be found in many countries with local variations under a different names (i.e. "Le facteur n'est pas passé" or "Jeu du Mouchoir" in France, "Pesek" in Czech Republic, "Antoakyire" in Ghana, "Plumpssack" in Germany,
    "Mam chusteczkę haftowaną" in Poland, "Hankachi-Otoshi" in Japan, etc.

    In Jamaica, an "Extreme Duck Duck Goose" or "Yak Yak Moose" game is played. In this version, instead of the goose chasing after the picker, he or she goes the opposite way and tries to intercept the picker on the other side of the circle. Physical contact is allowed (but not required); this usually involves wrestling and soft tackling. Throwing of limbs or fists is never allowed, the intent is always to only temporarily slow down your opponent so you can be first back to the empty spot. This version is also sometimes referred to as Yak Yak Moose.