Sent in by Andrew Watkins
Works like stuck-in-the-mud but backwards.
In ‘stuck-in-the-mud’ players have to stand still once tagged/caught with their legs apart and/or arms out waiting hopefully to be released by any player who is still free.
However, in Anti-Tig everyone starts off as ‘stuck’ and standing in place with one person who is ‘It’ and free to move around. Anybody the person who is ‘It’ touches or tags is then free to move – but their job now is to then hang onto the person who is ‘it’ and try to slow them down. As more people get released more hang onto the tagger until he/she can no longer move. At this point they give up and call out the name of a new person to be ‘it’. Everyone spreads out and the game starts again.