Participants are divided into two teams with equal number of team members. The object of the game is for one team to try & capture the base of the other by reaching the other's home base first & tagging a pre-decided item (e.g., a tree trunk, a rock, etc) symbolizing the opposite team - without getting tagged by the defending members of the opposite team. A safety line is drawn between the two teams. A member of an opposing team who crosses the safety line into the territory of the other team can be chased & tagged by the team that owns that base. If the attacker gets tagged before he/ she manages to get back to his/ her safety zone or home base, he/ she becomes a prisoner (POW) of the opposite team. He/ she can be rescued by his/her teammates if one of his/ her teammates manage to get close to the base & tag the POW without getting tagged himself/ herself by the guard or one of the defenders in the opposing team.
The game ends when a member of an opposing team manages to tag the symbol of the other team or when all the members of one team are captured by the other leaving their homebase free for the opposite team to attack & capture.
This game is similar to the Capture the Flag game which is the basis for the 90s adult game called Paintball Combat Game which has gained popularity over recent years. Tagging has been substituted for air pistols/ guns with water-soluble paint as ammunitions for the guns.