A.K.A. Black Horse Kick
Two teams (minimum of 3 people per team) played. First, to decide who would
go first, you had to "shoot" for it (i.e. Scissors, Rock, Paper...). The
team that won the shoot got to hide first. The other team members covered
their eyes and counted "60 Mississippis". Then they'd go and search for the
members of the other team.
When you captured a member of the other team, you took them to "jail" (one
member of the team searching had to act as a guard).
Variation: [When one person found a member of the other team, they'd grab that person and while holding on to them said "Black Horse Kick and a Caw Caw Caw. If the other person didn't pull away while they were saying the phrase then that person who was grabbed would go to jail.]
The other team members who were in hiding had to attempt to free their team mates from jail. All
you had to do was to run up to the jail, tag it with your foot and scream
"Freedom" or "Alli, alli Instant Free". If the person who came into free
his or her teammates was getting caught by the person guarding jail, the
guard would scream "No chains can break these safety-locks" and that person
would get put in jail with his teammates.
If he didn't get caught, and was able to tag the jail and scream "Freedom" or "Alli Alli Instant Free"-- Everyone in jail would make a run for it and try to hide again. Once all of
the team members were caught, the other team got to hide.
I loved that game. We would play for hours. I still remember some of my
better hiding spots! There were times when we had 10 kids on each team
Contributed by Cindy McLean-Richardson
Variation submitted by Maria Cinquanti