Kids love playing games with their friends at their birthday parties. The most common game that is played is Cops and Robbers. An easy and fun game, it keeps the kids busy and active. So, if your kid loves to play Cops and Robbers and is insisting to play the game during the birthday party, it would be a great idea to throw the birthday party based on the theme of the game with Cops and Robbers Party Supplies.
Cops and Robbers is a game that is known by many other names; the most common being it and tag. Some of the other names of the game are Jail tag, Team tag, Chase, Police and Thief, Prisoner’s Base, Jailbreak, or Manhunt. Some of the variations of the game are British bulldogs, Chain tag, Octopus tag, Duck, duck, goose, Kiss chase, Last tag, Shipwrecked, Freeze tag, Infection tag, Manhunt, Prisoner’s Base, What’s the time, Mr. Wolf?, Spud, Blind man’s bluff, Computer tag, Flashlight tag, Kick the can, Laser tag, Fox and geese, Muckle, Paintball and Sock tag etc. Whatever the variant, after playing the games when the kids come to have some refreshments and find that Cops and Robbers Party Supplies are being used to serve the food, the look on their face would be priceless.
Cops and Robbers is a playground game. The gameplay involves one or more players chasing other players and try to touch or tag them with their hands. Most of the variations of the game involve no teams, scores, or equipment. But the game requires some playing space. So, while planning for Cops and Robbers Theme Party, just ensure that the kids would need some space to play the game.
In Cops and Robbers game, the players split into two teams: Cops and Robbers. The cops are in pursuit of robbers. The team being chased in robbers. The cops have to arrest the robbers by touching them and put them in jail. The robbers have to run and hide and avoid being tagged. A jailbreak can be staged by the robbers if they are able to touch one of the prisoners without getting touched themselves. When all the robbers are put in jail, the game ends. There is a variant of the game where only five minutes are allotted to the robbers to hide themselves, before the hunting by the cops begin. In another variant, only one jailbreak per robber is allowed.
British bulldogs is a variation of Cops and Robbers game. It is mainly played in Canada, Australia, UK and many other Commonwealth countries. One player starts as a bulldog and stand in the middle of the play area. The other players stand at the end of the area. The players have to run from one end of the play area to the other while the bulldog tries to catch them before they reach to the safe end. If a player is caught in between, he becomes bulldog. The last free player is the winner of the game.
Chain tag is a form of Cops and Robbers where each tagged person joins hands with the chaser and form a chain and chase the remaining free players. In some variations only those at the end of the chain are able to tag the free players. In another variations, a chain of four can split into two.
Octopus tag is a game in which the chaser is call octopus and the play field is called the ocean. The players are fish and they line up along one side of the ocean. As soon as the Octopus calls out, they have run to the other side without getting tagged.
Duck, duck, goose is usually played by young children. The players sit in a circle and one player circles them tapping and calling each of them a “duck” until announcing one to be the “goose”. The goose now has to run after the picker and tag him before he reaches to the spot made vacant by the goose and sits there.
Last tag used to be a way to say goodbye when leaving school for home in the early 20th century. A player tags another before leaving on their way home. Now the tagged player has to tag someone else. The player left with the last tag became “it” the next day.
Shipwrecked game is also known as budge. In the game there are safe zones like corners or circles where the players are safe. The number fo safe places is one less that the number of the other players. Only one player can occupy a safe place. When a player has been tagged, now he has to chase other players to tag them.
Freeze tag is also known as Scarecrow, Sticky-Glue, Stuck in the Mud, Zombie Tag, or Ice-and-Water. The players who have been tagged have to freeze (stand at one place with their arms stretched out). A free player can unfreeze the frozen player by touching them or crawling between their legs or touching their outstretched hand.
Infection tag is the game where the chaser is infected and he is able to infect others by touching them.
Manhunt is often played during the night. The players have to hide and the chaser has to find and tag them. When all players are out, the game is over.
You may select Basic Party Pack from our Cops and Robbers Birthday Party Supplies which includes all the stuff you need for 8 guests. Or you may go with the Deluxe Party Pack from our Cops and Robbers Kids Party Supplies that has much more items than the Cops and Robbers Basic Pack. The Cops and Robbers deluxe pack is also for 8 guests. If you need favor boxes as well, I would suggest you to choose the combination of Deluxe Party Pack & 8 Favor Boxes from our Cops and Robbers Kids Birthday Party Supplies as it would cost you much more if you purchase them separately. If you think that the number of guests may exceed 8 you should consider Cops and Robbers Party Pack Add-On as it contains extra items for the extra guests. You may order Cops and Robbers Party Favor Boxes separately as well.
I’ve personally used Cops and Robbers Party Supplies for my kid’s birthday and through my personal experience I would recommend it to all Cops and Robbers lover kids.