Steal the Bacon rules

Steal the Bacon is a very simple game but takes a little explaining. It is worth learning, a lot of fun! You need a Caller (who runs the game and doesn't play), and two even teams. Each team assigns numbers to their players starting with #1. We usually start with the smallest (or youngest first). Player #1 on team A will be playing against player #1 on team B. You also need the "bacon" which can be any object (a small ball, stick, etc). The players line up with their team facing the player they will be competing against, with the "bacon" in the middle (teams about 5 -10 feet from the bacon) (See Diagram)

Team A

CALLER

Team B

1

2

 

1

2

3

4

Bacon

3

4

5

6

  5

6

The caller calls out a number. If he calls our #3 then both #3 players come and try to get the bacon and take it back to their side without getting tagged. So if team "A" #3 grabs the "bacon" and gets back to his/her spot (you can use a hose line in front of the team that they have to get past, or markers, whatever) before getting tagged by Team "B" #3 then team A gets TWO points. If Team B #3 tags him/her then team B gets ONE point. Sometimes a player will run up fast and grab it, and sometimes both players will walk around it waiting for the other person to grab it. If someone fakes grabbing and touches it, then they CAN be tagged and lose a point. Also, the caller can call out more than one number at a time (Even all the umbers) This is good if one set of numbers is taking to long. The caller continues calling out numbers until a team reaches the agreed amount and that team wins.

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