To begin, make groups of four to five people.
One person will be it and will stand off to the side.
The others will join hands and form a circle. While the “it” is off to the side, they will select someone in their circle to protect.
When play begins, the person who is “it” will try to identify and tag the person in the circle.
The other players will twist and turn to try to protect the person in the middle from being tagged. The circle must always remain intact.
If the protected person gets tagged, the roles can be switched so everyone gets a chance to be it.