In Colonie, a suburb of Albany, NY the Statues we played was a variation of Tag. The game was played with approximately four to six players. The person who was “it,” chose a category (most beautiful, funniest, ugliest, most frightening, etc.) of statues before playing started. All players then began running. When the “it” person caught a player, he swung the player around and let him go. The player froze in the landing position, becoming a statue. When all players had been caught and turned into statues, the “it” person chose the best statue in the selected category. The player chosen best statue was then “it” and playing resumed.
Original author: Sandra Paratory Andi [e-mail]