Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Statue Game

No, I'm not talking about the game where you tell your children to go stand by the wall without moving or talking while you read your book in peace.  This is a game I played with my friends when I was a kid. 

One person is "the storekeeper".  They spin everyone else, one at a time, except for the buyer who tucked away where they can't see or hear what's going on.  When the storekeeper lets go of the person he's spinning, they freeze as soon as they can.  The storekeeper tells them what kind of statue they are, like a ballerina or pianist.  

After everyone is posed and assigned, the buyer comes in. The storekeeper shows the buyer each statue and pushes the statues button. The statue comes to life and acts out their assignment until the storekeeper pushes their button again. (Statues were known to run off so the storekeeper would have to chase them down to push their button again.)  

The buyer chooses their favorite statue, after seeing them all in action. The chosen statue becomes the next buyer, while the buyer becomes the storekeeper and the storekeeper becomes one of the statues.

My kiddos really liked this old-school game and asked to play it again several times.  It definitely beats tag!

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