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Capture the Flag at the Capitol!

We'll meet at the south stairs and play capture the flag in twilight, with glow-sticks, on the grounds of the State Capitol! All fitness levels and ages welcome. I will be hosting an optional stretch and warm-up session at 7:30, 15 minutes before the event. Donations of .50-1$ are accepted and encouraged for glow-sticks/materials, time for planning and organization.

Bring ample amounts of water, you will want/need it! Bring your friends as well, this game is great for big groups!


The object of CTF is to find and recover the opposing team's flag while defending your flag. The arena for the game is divided into two sides. Each player is "safe" from being captured on their team's side but once a player moves onto opposite team's side they can be tagged below the head and then must be taken to jail (a small pre-set area within each team's side) or "let loose". Teams will be distinguished by different color glowsticks.

Each team can hide their flag in their territory before the game starts but the flag must be clearly visible from an angle at 10 paces and not out of arm's reach on trees, nor tied down or stuck in any way, nor out-of-bounds.

Once players are "jailed" they are stuck there but can be rescued by being tagged by their teammates! They must then go back to their side with arms in the air before returning to play.

Play ends when one team's player carries the flag into his side. Teams are not allowed to move or "camp" their flag during play and must remain 40 paces away from their flag UNLESS opposing players come within 40 paces of the flag also.


Metered parking on the southwest side of the Capitol grounds should be free at the time of the meetup. Its possible the electronic meters around downtown will be free as well but I'm not sure their times of use.

Also, it was brought to my attention last game that some people were unhappy about some 'name-calling" going on. Please try and respect other players, this meetup's goal is to bring a fun experience to everyone involved so please try to refrain from saying/doing anything that might easily offend/upset anyone.

While this meetup has been blessed with only a few minor scrapes and pulled muscles over 2 years, injuries can happen! So, by attending this meetup you agree to not hold the organizer, the meetup group, the state of Texas, the Capitol or liable for any injuries you or any guests may suffer during attendance of this meetup.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Max, have you heard of a game called "Ghost in the Graveyard"? I was looking at the rules online and it seems like it might be a perfect game to try out as well.

    September 26, 2013

    • Max

      No, I have not heard of it. Do you have a link to the rules?

      September 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member­ this is just one version of it. I think it might be fun since it's October. Lol

      September 30, 2013

  • Max

    Note: this meetup is cross-posted in other groups and spread via word of mouth so don't be discouraged from coming if there aren't many rsvp's on this event page in particular. We've never had a bad turnout.

    September 20, 2013

  • Wes B.

    Yeah this sounds fun.

    September 17, 2013

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