Catch the Dragon's Tail - a Game from China

This game needs 10 or more players for it to work properly. All the players stand in a line, their hands on the shoulder of the person in front. The first Brownie is the dragon's head, the last Brownie is the dragon's tail.

The head tries to catch the tail by maneuvering the line around so she can tag the tail. The line must follow the head and must not break. All the other players must try to stop the head from tagging the tail.

When the head catches the tail or after an agreed time, the second player in line becomes the head and the head moves to the tail.

This game fits in well with Chinese New Year celebrations when there are street festivals with dancing dragons.

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This page last updated July 2nd, 1999