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Extreme 4 Corners



Equipment: None

Recommended Players: 15+

Extreme 4 Corners Group Game

Regular 4 Corners

Select one person to be in the middle. That person counts down from 20 with their eyes closed. Everyone else must run to a corner of the gym. When he/she is finished counting, the person in the middle (while their eyes are still closed) points to a corner. Anyone who is in that corner is out of the game and goes and sits in the middle. Kids can to try to mislead the Counter by stomping around to make noise and then tip-toeing to a corner. The game ends when one person is left or everyone is eliminated.


Extreme 4 Corners

Select one person to be in the middle. When they finish counting they point to a corner then open their eyes. Anyone who was in that corner must run to the opposite corner. The person in the middle tries to tag them before they get there. Anyone tagged before they reach the opposite corner joins the Counter in the middle for the following rounds. These players don't have to close their eyes or count (but they are not allowed to give hints to the person who is counting). In the next round, anyone who is in the middle can also try to tag the people running to the opposite corner. Make sure the taggers start off in the middle circle each round, but after the Counter has chosen a corner they can leave the circle to tag the runners.

The person in the middle counts down from 30 the first round, 25 on the second round, 20 on the third, etc. Once they get to counting from 10 you can have them count from 9, then from 8, etc. Probably hold steady once you get to 5.

Encourage the kids to actually go to the corners, but if they are trying to be sneaky or in the later stages of the game when they don't have much time, specify that whatever quadrant they are in when the Counter points is what will count. Or you can say anyone not in a corner when the count is finished is automatically in the middle. You can place a pylon close to the corner that they have to get behind if you have a lot of kids playing.