What is said to be a popular game that originated in Taiwan, the “Eagle Catch Chick” or 老鹰捉小鸡 (Lǎoyīng zhuō xiǎo jī ) game is a fun and popular game among children as it is easy to learn and requires little to no set up. Here’s how to play the “Eagle Catch Chick” game.
What you need to play Eagle Catch Chick
- A group of at least 4 or more people
- An open space
How to play Eagle Catch Chick
Choose a player to be the eagle and another player as the mother hen. The rest of the players will be the chicks. The aim of the game is for the eagle to try to catch one of the chicks and the mother hen’s aim is to try to protect the chicks from the eagle.
All the chicks must hide in a line behind the hen and hold on to the shoulders of the person in front of them. They cannot break away from the group or they will be out of the game.
The eagle and the mother hen and chicks will start at two different starting points opposite of one another.
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Set a time for the eagle to try to get as many chicks from the mother hen as they possibly can. The eagle cannot let the hen tag them or they will have to return to the starting point.
The eagle can catch the chick by tagging the player who is the chick. When the chasing begins, the eagle is free to run anywhere to catch the chick. The mother hen can protect the chicks by spreading their arms shoulder high and trying to move the group in circles away from the eagle.
If the eagle catches a chick, this game will be over and that chick will be the eagle in the next game.