Prisoners is a seeking game where one player tries to find all the other players who have hidden themselves.

Age: All ages

No. of players: Large groups

Equipment: None

Time: 5+ minutes

Aim: To avoid being found.

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This seeking game can be played indoors or outdoors, and can be played during the day or at night.

1. A place is chosen as the "prison". One player (the Seeker) closes her eyes and counts to one hundred while all the other players hide.

2. The Seeker then looks for the other players and shouts, "I see Paul behind the tree" (for example) when she finds a player.

3. If Paul has been caught, he must race the seeker back to the prison. If he gets there before the seeker, he can go free and can try to hide again while the seeker is looking for other players. If the seeker gets to the prison first, Paul becomes a captive and must remain at the prison.

4. Other players can release a captive by sneaking up to the prison (so the seeker does not see them) and touching any or all of the captives on the arm. Both players can then try to hide again.

5. The last player to be caught becomes the seeker for the next game.

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