Having a kid in kindergarten is reminding me of this simple way of looking at the world: there are good guys, there are bad guys, and there’s no in between. No mixed motivations, no ambiguous actions, no questionable qualities. Good guys do good things, bad guys do bad things, and that’s that.
Except we invented a game this weekend that kind of mixes the two. Here’s how it works:
Setup: There are two teams in the running and tagging game. Players are divided into either good guys or bad guys at the start of the game. Each team is trying to convert all the other players to their team type by tagging each other.