Nostalgic Outdoor Games That Will Make You Wish You Were Young Again

One of the joys of being a kid is playing outside with friends, or even by yourself. Children have been playing made-up games or those that have been passed down generation to generation since humans had the luxury to do so. Although there’s no limit to the number of games that can be created, there are a select few that have withstood the test of time with people from many generations remember how they played those select few games. Remember Red Rover? What about lesser known games like Spud and Kick The Can?Here are some of our most memorable outdoor games and their basic rules that will make you wish you were a kid again. Which games do you remember playing?

Tag Is Classic In Its Simplicity

Arguably the most popular and timeless of outdoor games is tag. Played between just a few or numerous people, it’s a game that can virtually be played anywhere and for an unlimited amount of time. The person who is “it” chases the other players around trying to “tag” them.

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If the “it” participant touches one of the players, that player is now it and has to tag someone else in order to no longer be the chaser. Although people have their own versions and rules, the basic premise remains the same and has for a long time.