A square or rectangular playing area is chosen and boundaries are set on two sides of the square or rectangle. It should be a fairly big space around 50ft by 50ft. Someone is chosen to be "it". All players except the person who is "it" begin behind one of the boundaries on either side. "It" goes to the middle of the playing area. When everyone appears ready, "it" calls, "Pom pom!" That is the cue for everyone to leave their safety area behind the boundary and to run across the playing area to the other boundary. All players MUST run across during each round. "It" tries to tag as many people as possible. If a player is tagged, she/he joins "it" in the middle to help. The game ends when all players have been tagged. The last player to get tagged becomes "it" for the next round.