How To Avoid Detection in a Game of Spotlight

Spotlight is an exciting and adventurous game to play at night with friends, school colleagues or family, and can be played in a variety of outdoor locations including parks, reserves, beaches or even in suburban areas with plenty of corners and cover.This guide will help you hide and move undetected as a player in Spotlight.

Step 1: Before diving in, you need to understand the rules.

If you don’t know how to play Spotlight or would like a fair set to use, here are some common rules.There is a group of people in a dark place.The’seeker’ is a player in a large group.The person is given a torch and a flash-light and is able to count a number of seconds.The rest of the players have to run and hide.They use the light of their torch to find the rest of the players when the counting is done.They can tag a player out of the game by shining the light on them and declaring the player’s name, if the group is too large and the players unfamiliar with each other.Without torches, players tagged ‘out’ can also become’seekers’.If more than ten people are playing, this rule should be used because each round may go for a long time while the lone seeker searches for the last hiding players.When the game is over, the first person to be tagged becomes the searcher for a new round.

Step 2: You can use a strategy in your approach.

There are a lot of different factors that can affect hiding places.It’s not always about whether or not you can be seen.

Step 3: There is a hard place to hide.

If there is tall grass, rocky terrain, a stream, spiderwebs, mud or any other obstacle between the seeker’s position and his hiding spot, they might not even bother to examine your location and move on.Don’t go outside the boundaries.

Step 4: You can quietly move on if you hide somewhere with firm ground.

This is important if you want to change spots or circle around a large object.Grass, sand and dirt are ideal.Stone and metallic surfaces are great.Make sure you don’t have gravel or wet sand stuck to your shoes, as it will crunch, and watch out for thick snow and gravel.You will trip and fall if you walk in a stream.

Step 5: Something unexpected to hide.

Even inside a bin, next to water, in your or your friend’s car.Your hiding place is more surprising and ridiculous than searching for it would be.

Step 6: There is no room for someone else to hide with you.

Two people make more noise and movement than you do.

Step 7: It is hard to see where it is.

You can stand behind a branch or a wide tree trunk.If the ground has hills, use them to your advantage.People forget to look upwards so trees and climbable structures are excellent hiding spots.It is possible to hide under benches, cars, branches, and depressions in the ground.Take care so that people don’t tread on you.

Step 8: It’s a good idea to scout your spots ahead of time.

You can arrive in the daytime before playing to stake out the area if you are really committed.It would be difficult to find a spot without light.If you plan on climbing trees, you should practice in the morning so that you can find handholds and routes up.It is a good idea to fall during the day.It may be difficult for your friends to find you if you fall at night.It is difficult to land from a fall if you can’t see what you are landing on.

Step 9: Is it really necessary to move?

It can be amazing what people won’t see if they are not expecting to see it, and being stationary can keep you hidden even under a full beam from ten or fifteen meters away.Don’t take too long to make a decision.Go with what your instincts tell you.

Step 10: Before you start moving, try to decide where you’re going.

If you don’t know where the’seeker’ is, you should limit the time you spend in the open.

Step 11: Run as fast as you can if theseeker is far away from you.

If it is a windy night, you might as well cross the distance as quickly as you like because the noise usually carries less than you think.

Step 12: Move quietly if theseeker is close enough to hear loud noises.

Warming up and stretching it helps.Some people’s knees can crack or creak if they haven’t bent them in a while, so you can crouch until they crack before the game to prevent the sound from being made while sneaking.Lower your posture by crouching a little.Take care where you put your feet.Roll your foot forward if you touch the ground first.It will make your steps quieter.Don’t be afraid to crawl on your hands and feet, because if you fear you will be seen, you can flatten yourself against the ground to reduce your visibility.You can toss a stone or stick into a branch to create a diversion, but you have to be careful that theseeker doesn’t notice that it was thrown.

Step 13: To trick the person.

A clever trick that works best when there are many players is to stride out of cover and walk past aseeker.If you are a good liar, you might ask them “Have you found James yet?””This round is going on forever.”You can blend in with a group of people already tagged out to avoid detection.If you are called out, you will usually be praised for your bold and creative play.

Step 14: It’s a good thing to play fair and friendly.

Winning in Spotlight is dependent on being friendly to other players.If you are unfriendly, protest when it is your turn to be the’seeker’ or snitch on other players, you will be disadvantaged in that.Misdirection or cooperative techniques won’t be performed with you by other players.You will make mistakes if you are distracted by your feelings for other players.You won’t have fun playing Spotlight.

Step 15: Make friends with others.

If groups hide in the same place, tricks can be performed.If one of you is tagged you can jump out, feign irritation and move along, prompting theseeker to leave without catching your friend.The time they are hidden can be shortened by having multiple people in the same spot.If you can hide a lot of people in a tree, the’seeker’ will not expect four or five people to be hiding in the same location.It will be hard for them to identify more than one or two of you as you run away.

Step 16: You have to partner up.

When the other is close to being discovered by the’seeker’, you and a mate can help each other by hiding at opposite ends of the space.Theseeker will investigate the noise immediately.If you live in Australia, gum/honkey nuts at metal or plastic signs can be used to create misdirection.If you do this, make sure you don’t hit someone close to the target of your throw.To confuse the’seeker’, you and a friend could swap jumpers or jackets, or wear the same clothes, and cause them to call out the wrong names.