You need a wooden pole (or something similar) to play the game.
The participants are standing in a circle. One player is standing in the center, holding the pole. The circle should be wide enough so the pole can easily drop to floor without touching any participant.
The player in the middle shouts the name of any other player and then lets loose the pole (still standing in an upright position). The called player needs to react quickly and catch the pole before it drops to the floor. If he cannot manage to do so, he is the next player to stand in the middle and call a name; if he catches the pole in time, the previous player in the center has to start another try.