Duck, duck, goose is a children's physical game involving tagging and chasing around a circle. The game is played with minimum of three individuals, and there is no maximum group number. All of the participants sit in a circle, with the exception of one participant who is nominated to be “it” and begins the game standing. The “it” participants walks around the outside of the circle in a clockwise direction and gently taps the heads of the participants one by one. Each time the “it” person taps on a head, they either call out the work “duck” or “goose”. If duck is called, the person sitting stays where they are. If goose is called, the person sitting down must get up, and run around the circle in a counter-clockwise direction back to their spot, while the “it” person runs clockwise to the same spot. The first person to reach the vacant spot in the circle gets to sit down, while the other person becomes or remains “it”. The rules of duck, duck, goose may be adapted depending on the context or abilities of participants.
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