This is an ancient game that is still played today the world over. It requires nothing more than a few companions to play it with.

If you look very closely you can see that it is one of the games being played by peasants in Peter Brueghel's 1560AD painting "Young Folk at Play."

How The Game Is Played

Any number can play. Someone is chosen or appoints themself as the "leader". Traditionally, players in one line hold tightly to the belt or garment of the person in front of them, and try to duplicate the movements of the “leader”. Soon the leader changes these movements and speeds up or slows down to make it increasingly difficult for his or her followers to keep up. The player(s) who can’t conform must drop out of the game.