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How to Play Cops & Robbers

Cops and Robbers is a great game for a child’s party. No supplies are needed and everyone gets to play.


  • Step 1: Divide groups Divide the players into two teams. One team will be cops; the other team will be robbers.
  • Step 2: Designate an area Designate an area for the jail. This is where the cops will start.
  • Step 3: Count to five Count to five if you're a cop. Run after the robbers and try to capture them and put them in jail.
  • TIP: Once a robber is tagged by a cop, they must go to jail.
  • Step 4: Switch places Switch places with the other team when all the robbers are caught.
  • FACT: In 2008, the U.S. prison population grew at its slowest rate since 2000. By the end of 2008, there were 1.6 million sentenced prisoners.

You Will Need

  • 4 or more players
  • Area to play
  • "Jail

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