Mikado Game Wooden 31 Pick Up Sticks | Fun family game for Adults Kids 5+ Years
Five, six, pick up goes the sticks!!!!
Mikado is a game of patience and skill that requires players to remove sticks from a pile without causing a disturbance to the other sticks. Similar to Jenga/Tumbling Tower, Mikado rewards players for taking risks by attempting to acquire sticks with higher point values, including the Mikado stick, which is worth the highest number of points.
A truly ancient game, fun for all ages.
First, stand the sticks upright holding them all vertically with your hand. Let go gently and allow them to drop where they may. Each player's goal is to pick up as many sticks as he can without making the other sticks move.
There were two methods used: one included the black stick in the group and it was worth the most points or players to used the black stick as a "tool" to assist in removing the other sticks. The first player to go (determined by lottery) picks up one stick at a time until he is failed (one stick moves when he attempts to pick another up). The player sums up his points and the turn goes to the next player and so on until someone reaches 200 points. The winner is the first to total 200 points. You can use your own total if you wish. Some versions used 500
This set features 31 handcrafted wooden sticks and stores in a sturdy heirloom quality solid-wood box with a sliding lid!. A detailed instruction booklet explains how to use the black stick and the meanings of the other important marking