How to Play
This game is from Greece. The game’s name is the Greek word for statue, a famous art form in Ancient Greece.
Choose 1 player to be the Counter. The Counter stands in the middle of the play area with his eyes closed. All other players scatter around the play area.
The Counter counts to at least 10 but can go higher. Only the Counter knows when he will stop and open his eyes. The other players move around the play area.
When the Counter calls out AGALMATA and opens his eyes all other players freeze in the pose of a famous statue. The Counter walks around the play area and tags any player that moves. When a player is tagged he is out.
The Counter tries to make the other players move or laugh. The last player still holding a statue pose is the winner and becomes the new Counter.