The goal is a line thirty feet long.
The players form a semi-circle forty feet from the goal with their backs to it and facing in.
IT stands at the centre of the circle and begins to tell a story, either making it up or an old familiar one.
At any point he chooses, the storyteller says “and the boiler burst” upon which all the players run for the goal.
IT runs after them attempting to touch one. The runners are safe when they reach the goal; the first player tagged before reaching safety is IT.
Feel free to make up your own catch phrase!