We are the Captains is an exciting, quick, two people game introduced fairly recently in the dictionary of games. This game is mostly popular in urban India and is played by children in the age group of 5 to 10 year olds. In the villages of India, children play the same game with modified words to suit their local language.
How to Play:
Two players sit facing each other holding hands as shown in the image below to start the game. The game begins by reciting: ‘We are the captains, quick quick, very quick,’ and proceeds with one player asking ‘names of’ the player. The next players can name anything for example ‘animal, prime ministers, fruits, etc. The game continues with the other player filling the category by saying aloud names belonging to this category. If a player is unable to add a name to the category, they can request to change the category by saying ‘please change (pause) names of’ and the other player in turn names a category to continue the game. If the player is unable to name a category, the decision is put back to the first player by saying ‘you change (pause) names of’ and the game continues till players decide to wind up the game.
This game helps to develop attention, communication and general knowledge of things and their categories. This game can be easily played without any prior set up and helps children in making friends with new people in similar age group.