By Stephen Bell, Sports Editor
In the summer, when it’s late, teens are often looking for something to do.
Hostage is a game that some students in Hilliard play.
The rules of the game are simple. There are two teams, composed of at least four people, with two cars and blindfolds. One member from each team gets into the opposing team’s car and is blindfolded so he doesn’t know where he’s going.
Both cars then drive off from the starting location and have 15 minutes to get as far away as possible.
The blindfolded team members are then dropped off wherever the car is when time runs out.
Then the goal is for the teams to find the teammates who were taken “hostage” and make it back to the starting point before the other team.
“It’s an exciting game to play,” said junior Devin Fultz. “It’s scary not knowing where you are but that’s what makes it fun.”
“We play anywhere that a car can go,” said Fultz.
This could be really scary but Fultz said he’s not worried.
“I trust the people that I play with,” stated Fultz. “Sometimes, my parents even offer to play with us.”
Other students don’t play it for practical reasons.
“I don’t have the gas money,” said junior Trevor Hughes.
Both School Resource officer Brian Geld and Principal Dave Stewart had some concerns with it.
“I have serious reservations about a game like this. I see that situation as an unnecessary risk,” said Stewart.
Geld said, “It sounds like it would have some safety concerns.”