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Surgeon Tag



Equipment: Coloured popsicle sticks or coloured clothespins

Recommended Players: 15+







Give each player three popsicle sticks, so that each player has the same colours, for example a blue popsicle stick, a green one, and a red one. The blue popsicle stick will represent the spine, the green the brain, and the red the heart. Select two to four people to be It. They are the Taggers and must try to tag the other players. If they do so, the player that they tag must give them one of his/her popsicle sticks.


You must also select three players to be the Surgeons. If you have coloured pinnies you can give a red one to the Heart Surgeon, a green one to the Brain Surgeon, and a blue one to the Spinal Surgeon. Surgeons don't need the three popsicle sticks that the other players have, but give them each an amount of their colour popsicle sticks equal to the number of players. For example, if there were 24 players, give the Heart Surgeon 24 red sticks, give the Brain Surgeon 24 green sticks, and give the Spinal sugeon 24 green sticks (it doesn't have to be exact).


Players who have been tagged by the Taggers and lost a stick can receive a new one by tagging a Surgeon. A player who tags a Surgeon receives a stick, but cannot have more than one of each colour. A player is eliminated if they lose all their sticks. Surgeons are eliminated if they run out of sticks, so encourage them to run away from players who need a stick. Players can still be tagged while chasing a Surgeon but a Tagger cannot tag a person more than once in a row. That means if they tag someone, they must tag a different person before they are allowed to tag that person again.


You can end the game when half the players have been eliminated, when all three Surgeons have been eliminated, or when there are 3 - 5 players left.