|by Christina, Marisa||Germantown Academy 6th grade||1998|
State the name of your game and why you chose it.
List the countries where it is played and its origin.
This game is claimed by several countries. It is mostly associated with Liberia.
Describe how your game is played. State the object of the game. Clearly describe the rules.
- To play Pie Kalah you have to split the group up into two equal teams. Each team has to pick a leader.
- Team 1's leader puts the rock into a team member's hand.
- The team with the rock moves close together and chants together:
Ah! Pie ma yan ma kalah
Ah! sa ma kalah gbon whala
Yan! Hali, yoah! gay lay, gay la
- The leader of the other team calls out "To Kalah" which means "Hand me the stone." The leader tries to guess which member has the stone in their hand. If the leader guesses correctly then that team gets the stone. If not, the the first team goes again.
- After 10 minutes the team with the most correct guesses wins.
List the equipment needed.
- small stone or a ball
Make recommendations for what type of athlete would enjoy playing this game. What skills does it demand?
Christina: The best kind of athlete to play this game is one that can keep a straight face and is good at guessing.
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