Red Rover is a classic playground game that is played by kids of all ages. It’s a fun and exciting game that requires teamwork and strategy. In this article, we will explain how to set up, play, and score Red Rover.
To play Red Rover, you will need two teams of equal numbers of players. Each team should line up facing each other and holding hands to form a human chain. The teams should be lined up about 30 feet apart from each other. The game is played on a large open field or playground.
The objective of Red Rover is to break through the opposing team’s human chain by calling out a player’s name and having them run over and join your team. The team that successfully breaks through the opposing team’s human chain first, wins the game.
The game begins with one team calling out the name of a player on the opposing team, asking them to “Come over.” The player whose name is called must then run over to the other team and try to break through the human chain by breaking the hands of two players. If the player is successful, they join the team that called them and the game continues. If the player is not successful, they become a member of the opposing team.
The game continues until one team successfully breaks through the opposing team’s human chain. The team that wins gets to choose which team will start the next round.
Variations and Alternate Rules
Red Rover can be played with many variations, such as playing with different numbers of players, adding more complex rules, or playing with different sized teams. Alternatively, you can play with different scoring method, like the first team to capture x number of players from the opposing team wins.