A game played with a group of people either outside at night or in a large, dark room. The goal of the game is to find the "ghost" and avoid getting tagged. Before the game begins, a "base" or safe zone is agreed upon. One person is chosen to be the "ghost" and hides while the others cover their eyes and count out loud to a specific number, usually to 45 or 50. After everyone is done counting, they go and try to find the ghost. If someone sees the ghost, they yell "ghost in the graveyard", and then everyone tries to run back to the base without getting tagged by the ghost. If nobody sees the ghost, then the ghost has two options. He/she can continue hiding, and then if someone gets close they can jump out to tag and scare that person. Or, the ghost can move around stealthily to try and confuse everyone. If someone is tagged, then they become the ghost for the next round. If nobody gets tagged, then the ghost hides again.
by Eric Novitsky June 13, 2008