Dragon Tail is a game that works best outside in a large open playing area with soft grass, as falling over is quite frequent.
How the game works is one person is chosen to be “it” like in tag. They stand at the front of the line, and everyone lines up behind them with their hands on the shoulders or waist of the person in front of them. They cannot let go of this person. If during the game the chain is broken, someone calls out “Broken Chain!” and everyone must freeze and get back in line to start again.
The object of the game is for the person who is “it” at the front of the line to tag the person at the end of the line, similar to chasing one’s own tail.
The game continues until out of time, tiredness, or the person at the end is successfully tagged.