A family classic!
The classic Mikado game consists of 41 sticks.
They are coded with different values that have a total of 170 points ( colour of the sticks may vary) Coding Point value Number of sticks Black 20 pts 1 Blue 10 pts 5 Green 5 pts 5 Yellow 3 pts 15 Red 2 pts 15 The sticks are bundled and taken in one hand.
When it touches the table/ground release the sticks which will create a circular jumble.
Take one stick at a time without moving/touching others.
The take away could be by hand, possibly through pressing on a stick's tip or if one has already picked up a special stick (Mikado/Mandarin/white), it could be used as a helper, possibly to throw up another stick.
The starting player is determined with a die When all the sticks are taken from the pile/ or when it moves, add up the scores, the player with the highest score is the winner.
Rule variations: Colour of sticks can be vary Value of sticks can vary