My grandson (11) and I (58) developed this awesome game this weekend. Lots of fun and good RaDAR physical training too! Next to our little house “down by the burning river” we have a four hectare area with rocks and many bushes.
Eddie and Eduan Leighton
Own water and backpack.
Protective headgear or cap.
A general recce to be done by all competitors before the games begin.
Twisting an ankle
Flesh wounds caused by thorn bushes / trees.
Tripping over rocks
Snake bites but the chances are very minimal (it needs to be mentioned).
Each competitor places his flag pole on his side of the “operational area”.
A call is made to start the game.
Each competitor moves out to find the other’s flag trying not to be seen.
On finding the opponent’s flag, move back to your flag (Hopefully knowing where it is!).
Once back home with the opponents flag, you have immunity and thus win the game.
If you are caught by the opponent while carrying the opponent’s flag you are taken prisoner and the opponent wins the game.
Experiencing the game:
My route back to “camp” running back with Eduan’s flag. He saw me and gave chase, pretty fast kid I know, and he was close on my heels! I jumped the rocks entering the “desert area”, swung left and bolted for my flag hidden among the bushes, seconds from being “caught” and held “prisoner” and losing the game.
In desperation to get away from him I ran through thorn bushes, the same just touching his forehead. Next time he must wear a cap, at least.
Eduan won the first round, he sneaked back with my flag before I even found his! He can also track you, quietly without being seen! He’s a natural!
He said, it’s the best game he’d ever played against his granddad!!!