In my day we ran when we played tag... and we liked it!
March 26, 2012 1:36 PM   Subscribe

I saw some Brooklyn high schoolers outside playing a game that could be described as turn-based freeze tag (and poses that came out of tai chi postures). As the initial setup they stood in a ring of around 8-10, frozen in a pose. At certain points one person would make a wild move (mainly using arms, hands extended flat, sometimes pivoting) and attempt to tag the person next to them out of the ring. They would return to frozen after that, but there may have been a countermove made as well. Eventually there were two people and a winner was found. Any idea what they were playing?
posted by sub-culture to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Ninja?

Apparently it's getting pretty popular in the city.
posted by Narrative Priorities at 1:39 PM on March 26, 2012 [7 favorites]

See also this.
posted by Sebmojo at 1:45 PM on March 26, 2012

Ninja, yea. I've played this as team games at ultimate frisbee in the last two years (adult, Seattle).
posted by jacalata at 1:45 PM on March 26, 2012

Response by poster: Terrif! Now I just need more friends.
posted by sub-culture at 1:53 PM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]

We call it Bow To Your Sensei around here, but yup, Ninja is it. Lot of fun!
posted by DMan at 7:32 PM on March 26, 2012

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