Indians and Outlaws

indians and outlaws game

Indians and Outlaws game.

Indians and Outlaws is an outdoor game that requires, as for all these types of games, to leave traces of its passage. You have to be cunning and keep your eyes open. When spring arrives and the weather warms, it’s a perfect time to get outside and organize a great game like a treasure hunt!

Game sheet

  • number of players: from 6 children
  • age: from 8 years old
  • material: natural elements
  • Played outdoors
  • Duration: 20 minutes

Indians and outlaws game rules

Aim of the game: the Indians must chase an outlaw. But be careful, he may have set traps for you.

1- Designate a child to be the outlaw. The other children will be the Indians.

2- The outlaw goes into the forest (the garden or the park) and creates a trail by leaving marks every meter or so. For example, he places branches or an upturned stone in plain view on his path. He can also leave his footprints on sand or muddy ground… But be careful, because the outlaw can also cover his tracks. He can leave traces or clues that lead in the wrong direction. But he has only 10 minutes to do all this and hide.

3- After 10 minutes, the Indians go after the outlaw. They have to be very observant, find the clues left by the fugitive but also use logic and deduction to avoid being led down the wrong path because of false clues left by the outlaw. The first child to find the hiding place wins and becomes the outlaw in the next round.

The educational advantages of the game

  • development of the sense of observation
  • to use one’s sense of analysis and deduction
  • environmental awareness
  • play as a team
  • learning and listening to the rules of the game

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