a very well-known and widely used skill game for young and old. The whole world likes to play Mikado and any number of players can prove their skills after a very short set-up time and have fun and play together. The game has its name from the staff with the highest value - this is striped and is called Mikado (title of the Japanese emperor). Other names for the Mikado game are: Emperor's game, Federspiel, Zitterwackel (Germany), Spellicans (Great Britain), Jonchets (France), Chien Tung (China), pick-up sticks, spellicans, jackstraws (USA), Spilikins / Spillikins (Canada ).
The usual Mikado game consists of 41 Mikado wooden sticks sharpened at both ends of the sticks.
By different colored marking one recognizes the different values of the sticks. Number of micro sticks Colors like red, blue or black lines give the value of all sticks, which add up to 170 points.
It is played on the table or on smooth ground. The first player puts all the sticks bundled on the table and lets them fall over (hold all the bars with one hand and let go or hold bars with two hands, by twisting fanning, then dropping). The bars are spread above and below each other on the table. The aim of the game is to bring as many bars as possible with a high score in his possession.
It is tried to pick up the sticks individually so that no other than the Wegzunehmende is moved.
There are several techniques: mikado By hand - simply take ("lonely" bars), roll carefully (several bars side by side), pull out (free bar between others), put up by pressing on the pointed end (bars that only with one end touching the ground), at the same time touch and lift both ends (resting rod). Anyone who already owns the Mikado (or even just a Mandarin with simplified rules) may also use this as an "assistant" - roll the stick with the tip, go under the stick and then throw it up. Wiggles another stick or changes the position The first round ends for this player and the next one comes in line. This continues until all the chopsticks are owned by the players. The winner is the player who has collected the most points. If two players tie, the player with the most staff wins.
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