What is it
TIG-TAG is a shaped bean bag (soft toy) with an embroidered decal on either side.
TIG-TAG is a version of the traditional game ‘TIG’ or ‘TAG’, in the North children play TIG, while in the South children play TAG. In fact the game is played in some form all over the world.
Rather than just ‘tagging’ someone, which we concluded is not always fair on the child who perhaps isn’t the fastest runner, the child with the TIG-TAG chases the other children and throws the TIG-TAG at them (there can be anywhere between two to an unlimited amount of players). If you get hit with the TIG-TAG, ‘You’re it’ and so the game continues, it only ends when everybody is too tired to carry on! This isn’t the only one way to play, there are endless possibilities.
What our team of testers said
"It's like a frisbee." - Boy aged 5 years
"I really like this game, it keeps you fit." - Girl aged 7 years
- Encourages children to get active
- Promotes collaborative play
- Enhances hand-eye coordination
What our experts think
Tig Tag is great fun and encourages players to be active. The children loved the game and were reluctant to stop playing…even though the adults were exhausted! The children were kept entertained for a long time and only stopped for a break because they were told to!
As well as promoting physical activity, the game was also good for developing hand-eye coordination. It’s also a great game for encouraging collaborative play and for bringing children together – our testers felt that it would be a good game to play in teams.
- Brands: TIG-TAG
- No batteries required
- Special Needs Autistic children
Children with speech issues
Children with ADD
Children with developmental delay
- Toy Types: Sport
- Types of skills developed: Gross motor skills
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing