Believe it or not, Capture The Flag originated on the battlefield of some of the most notorious wars in history. In fact, that was exactly how all the soldiers knew when a battle was over – once the enemy’s flag was captured, both sides considered the skirmish settled. In the Civil War, soldiers that were able to either capture the enemy’s flag or save their own were rewarded with a Medal of Honor, United States of America’s highest military honor.
The Shanghai Great Capture the Flag is an urban game in which two teams hide flags on their respective territory and try to capture the opponents’ flag. You can tag people in your territory to hamper their efforts to capture your flag. There is generally a street in the middle that is neutral territory and streets in each direction (N, S, E, W) that serve as the game’s borders. Games usually last from about 60 minutes to 2 hours.