Variations of "Un, dos, tres, botifarra de pagès" are played around the world. It's the equivalent of "Red Light, Green Light, 1, 2, 3"

Notes

A variation of this game is, "Un, dos, tres, pica paret(s)" (1, 2, 3, Touch the wall).

Game Instructions

"Un, dos, tres, botifarra de pagès" is played with a group of children.

The group stands on one end of the playing area, at the starting line. The person who is "It" stands at the other end, at the finish line, usually facing a wall.

The person who's "It" faces the finish line, with his back to the group. He says, "Un, dos, botifarra de pagès" clapping a hand against the wall if there is a wall. Then he quickly turns around to face the group.

When he is facing away from the group, the people in the group run towards the finish line. Meanwhile, as soon as the one who's "It" finishes saying, "Un, dos, tres, botifarra de pagès" and quickly turns around to face the group. The group must freeze. Anyone who is caught moving has to go back to the starting line.

The game continues like this until someone reaches the finish line. That person wins and is "It" in the next round.

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