Pick Up Sticks Children's Game

How To Play Pick Up Sticks

Pick Up Sticks Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

Play Time
15 MIN
Hold all the sticks, except the black, in your hand and let them fall. Then try to be the player to earn the most points in the game of Pick Up Sticks. The name of this fun game pretty much says it all. Earn 50 points for blue sticks, 40 points for green sticks, 25 points for red sticks, and 10 points for yellow. Use the black stick to help you pick up the other sticks.

Be careful, if you move more than one stick at a time your turn is up and the next player could earn more points than you. Pick Up Sticks is a great game for families with young children. See how competitive your family can get when faced with being the first to get 500 points and picking up the most sticks. Good luck playing Pick Up Sticks. Try it with your friends and family today.
The game Pick Up Sticks should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • The Pick Up Sticks Game Should Come With Approximately 40 Plastic Colored Sticks And The Pick Up Sticks Rules And Instructions
How to Win
In order to win Pick Up Sticks you need to be the first player to achieve 500 points. You achieve points depending on which color stick you are able to pick up.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Pick Up Sticks rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Pick Up Sticks. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Human Question:
Which game starts with the same letter as Mancala: Chess, Uno, Monopoly, Battleship or Rummycube

brian says:

why do some pick up stix games have a black or odd colored sticks that acts as a helper
Phyllis says:

What are the answers to the above questions?
John Turner says:

When a player moves something while removing the stick from the pile does that person get to keep the stick? If he removes the stick and has moved something in the proess what happens to the stick ? He does not to keep it ? Does it go into a waste pile that everyone uses?
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