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6 Incredible Ways to Play Capture the Flag (Glow in the Dark Anyone?)

Capture the Flag is a game that’s been played by camp-age kids for decades. Have look at these toys to bring this – now retro – game in to 2018, from glow in the dark ‘flags’ to laser tag blasters to ‘tag’ opponents. (You can’t beat the original either.)

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Capture the Flag REDUX

Capture the Flag REDUX

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down with this REDUX Capture the Flag game that glows in the dark. The set contains 32 LED pieces, including 2 glowing orbs that are the ‘flags’, jail markers and territory lights. There are 12 cards with variations of the popular game, too.

$49.90


Nerf Dart Tag Capture the Flag Set

Nerf Dart Tag Capture the Flag Set

Up the ante with this Nerf dart tag set. The electronic flag emits a screech when it’s moved, alerting the other players on the field, and kids must defend the flag (and themselves) using their STORMFIRE blasters, while they avoid getting tagged and forfeiting the game.

$99.95


Toysmith Nightzone Capture The Flag Game

Toysmith Nightzone Capture The Flag Game

Light up the backyard with this energetic Nightzone Flag game. Each of the flags shines a different color, red or blue, so kids can lead their team to victory even when it’s dark. Get them outside playing this game to burn off energy (and sugar) at a birthday party or sleepover.

$27.99


Dynasty Toys Capture the Flag Complete Set

Dynasty Toys Capture the Flag Complete Set

How to increase the suspense when capturing the flag: give kids laser tag blasters. Kids must shoot at their opponent’s cube, or ‘flag’, to capture it, and the cube will then light up to show the color of the team who own it, making this variation a fun game to play day or night.

Prices Vary


Capture the Flag REDUX Expansion Kit

Capture the Flag REDUX Expansion Kit

If your kids are down with the rules of this classic game, this 3-way REDUX expansion kit increases the challenge. The set includes a magenta orb and team bracelets, so kids can play with 3 teams – they’ll have to be even more cunning to get their hands on the flag.

$24.90


Toland Home Garden Capture The Flag

Toland Home Garden Capture The Flag

With this 2-pack of flags from Toland Home and Garden, you can create your own C t F kit to keep the kids out of trouble in the backyard when you’re stuck for ideas of what else to do with them. You can even use the flags as bunting to decorate their playroom.

Prices Vary

9 Exciting Capture the Flag Variations

Glow-in-the-dark Capture the Flag

Glow-in-the-dark Capture the Flag

If your kids aren’t afraid of the dark, they’ll get stuck in to this variation of the classic game. All you need to play are glow sticks in 2 different colors (it’s a rave, but not as you know it). Check out this post for a refresher of the rules.

Capture the Flag Rules and Instructions

Capture the Flag Rules and Instructions

It might be a favorite with kids to play in the schoolyard, but it’s also a fun game to play with a big group of any age, whether you’re at a barbecue or hanging out in the park. Have a look at this article to go over the rules.

The Ultimate List of Capture the Flag Variations

The Ultimate List of Capture the Flag Variations

Whether you’re helping out at camp or just looking to occupy the kids for a couple of hours, this all time favorite is the go-to game. Have a look at this article to find variations on the rules, including introducing ways to get out of jail or creating multiple ‘flags’.

Capture the Flag Nerf War

Capture the Flag Nerf War

Kids can read this wikiHow article to learn how to arrange a big game of Capture the Flag with their friends – which also includes an armory of Nerf guns. In 7 simple steps, they’ll learn to divide the teams and set out the rules for the game. After that, it’s every man for themselves.

Family Glow In The Dark Capture the Flag

Family Glow In The Dark Capture the Flag

Get the family together for a bout of this classic game to work up an appetite before dinner, and now the days are getting shorter, it’s even more fun in the dark. Stock up on glow sticks and read this blog to find instructions on how to play.

Flour Bomb Capture the Flag

Flour Bomb Capture the Flag

Go old school with this favorite game that uses flour bombs rather than laser tag blasters. If you can’t remember how to make flour bombs from freshman year, have a look at this post, which also includes tips for getting the most out of your weapons.

How to Play Pirates Treasure

How to Play Pirates Treasure

If your kids enjoy getting competitive with a game of Capture the Flag, they’ll be excited to learn a new game based on the same rules: Pirate’s Treasure. Read this article to find out what you’ll need to set it up – it’s great for getting people together at a block party or family gathering.

How to Play Capture the Flag

How to Play Capture the Flag

Your kids know the rules of the game, but did you know there are different variations of this popular pastime to get the adrenaline pumping? Have a look at this post for creative ideas, including using water balloons to ‘tag’ players, and introducing secret missions.

Capture the Flag With Spies

Capture the Flag With Spies

If the kids will do anything to get out of Phys. Ed. this game will make sure they’re still getting their exercise without the embarrassment. As well as the traditional rules, there are also different variations to play, from Capture the Flag with Spies to Hidden Flag.
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