A game played with two dowels and a rag (preferably a thin yellow fabric that falls slowly). The object of the game is to maintain control of the rag by swishing it through the air so as to prevent the opponent from capturing it with their dowel, either for a set period of time or until one or both sides tire. It is played with a stance similar to fencing.
Variations of the sport include:
Drunken Man-Tag, where both parties spin around 15-20 times before attempting to control the rag.
Cross-Country Man-Tag, where the sport is carried through several rooms, or even outside.
Searching on Facebook will yield groups with official diagrams for the sport.
“It seems kind of silly, swishing a rag through the air with a wooden dowel, but with a name like Man-Tag, you can’t go wrong.”
“I almost got my eye poked out playing Man-Tag."