To capture the flag from the opponent’s fort and return it to your home fort.
You'll need two improvised flags and flagpoles. Face paint, Bandannas or fabric scraps to designate teams. Landscape tape to mark out the field. Two referees with loud whistles.
How to Play,
Players are divided into two teams. Each team has its own territory with a boundary designated between the two. Each team must designate one corner to serve as a jail and one corner to serve as the fort.
Each team’s flag should be placed in a corner of the field (the fort) with the jail in the other corner. The flags should be placed out in the open by the Referee. Each team is allowed to guard their flag but not allowed to touch or move it. Once the flag is placed, team members are assigned to guard their own flag or to enter enemy territory to try to capture the other team’s flag. Any player in enemy territory can be tagged and put in jail.
Capturing the flag,
A team wins the game by capturing the other team’s flag and bringing it back to their home territory. If a defender touches the player stealing the flag with both hands before it makes it to the opponent’s fort then the flag is returned to its home fort and the game resumes.If a game must be ended before a flag is captured, the team with the most prisoners wins.
Any player touched or tagged in the opponents’ territory must go to jail. The player that tags another player must loudly call out “CAPTURED”. Players can be freed from jail by being tagged by an uncaptured player from their side. Prisoners may hold hands to form a chain while in jail. If a player frees a prisoner in a chain then all players in that chain are freed as well. This is called a jail break. Any player refusing to go to jail after being tagged will sit out one round. Any player escaping from jail without being tagged will sit out one round. This rule will not be enforced if there is no one guarding the jail. If a player is freed from jail then that player must travel to the neutral zone before they can attempt to capture the flag again.
Ensure fair play. At the referees discretion a player can be sent to jail or asked to sit out a round for any un-sportsman like behavior. The referee is only to blow the whistle to start, freeze or end the game. The game can be frozen to place the flag back or injury time out. If the game is frozen then no player may advance on the opponents territory or be tagged. The ref should blow the whistle and yell out “FREEZE”.