December 06, 2011
Mandatory gear: Flashlight, dark apparel (so you can hide!), running shoes
The gist: Capture the Flag, Ghost in the Graveyard, and Kick the Can. . . just like when you were a kid!
The games we all played in the backyard after dark are not just for kids anymore. Adult “Capture the Flag” leagues have popped up around the U.S. and on college campuses. Fan sites and rules are easily findable online. Get started: We recommend a dark open field surrounded by woods, flashlights to initiate the game (then turned off!), and six or more friends willing to run and hide in the night.