Here I Bake, Here I Brew

Red Rover in reverse

1. One player is chosen to be the "prisoner."
2. All other players form a circle around the prisoner, holding hands. They are the "prison".
3. The objective of the game is for the prisoner to break free of the prison.

How to Play

1. The prisoner walks around in the circle saying, "Here I bake," and touches one pair of prison hands, "here I brew," and touch another pair of hands.
2. Then, choosing another spot, the prisoner runs and says, "Here's the place, I break through!" trying to force their way out of the circle.
3. If the prison hands stay clasped and the prisoner can't break through, the prisoner starts over again. If they do break through, the prisoner picks someone new for the middle.


1. Encourage the prisoner to use trickery to throw off his intended break out point. Drag out the words, shift positions quickly, change directions before the prison can realize where you are going, it's all about catching the prison off guard.
2. Prisoners can slip under the arms of the prison, however, be very careful that no one gets caught around the neck while trying to do so. To prevent this from happening, don't allow the prison to lower their arms by bending first.

Activity Length
5 - 15 minutes
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Mess Factor
Clean and tidy
Noise Level
Number of Players
10 to 20
Prep Time
No prep time needed!
Team Division
Every man for himself (individual players)