Pick Up Sticks - Wooden Classic Game

Pick Up Sticks - Wooden Classic Game
Pick Up Sticks - Wooden Classic Game
Retail Price:$14.95
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Approximate Dimensions:

7.75" x 2" x 1.3"

Age Group:

8 & Up


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Winshare Puzzles and Games

Pick-Up-Sticks (also known as “Mikado”) is a game of physical and mental skill, very popular and considered to be classic traditional game. The game is for 2 players or more.

A bundle of "sticks“ are held in a loose bunch and released on a table top, falling in random disarray. Each player, in turn, must remove a stick from the pile without disturbing the remaining ones. One root of the name "pick-up-sticks" may be the line of a children's nursery rhyme "...five, six, pick-up-sticks!" The game has spawned several variations such as Jackstraws, Spellicans, and Spillikins.

The object of the game is to pick up the most sticks with the highest value.

Rules (Gameplay)

To begin the game, a bundle of sticks is somewhat randomly distributed so that they end up in a tangled pile. The more tangled the result, the more challenging the game. In some versions of the game, any isolated sticks, or sticks lying alone, are removed.

The players attempt to remove a single stick, without moving any other stick. In some versions of the game, players use a tool to move the stick away from the pile; this "tool" may be one of the held aside before the game begins or a stick that was removed during the game. In other versions, players must pick up the sticks by hand only. In either case, players must not move any other things while attempting to remove the said stick; if any other stick moves, the players turn ends immediately and the next player is on. Players who successfully pick up a stick can then have another turn and so on until they fail by moving another stick(s).

The game is over when the last stick is removed. The winner is the player with the highest score (normally the player that has the most sticks with the highest value).

Note: There are 5 different types of sticker (they have different color combinations) and each type has its own value (in points).

Comes complete with the instructions, a wooden board and matching lid.
Great family game.

5 Stars
Pick up sticks
Good quality. Bought for my Grandchildren for when they visit. Arrived well packed and promptly.
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Reviewed by:  from The Villages, Florida. on 6/18/2013
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