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.
Totika Kohatu is a traditional Maori competition played by stacking stones as high as possible on beaches, near rivers or other places with rocks. Totika Kohatu is a tabletop wood rock stacking game that will determine, once and for all, who has the steadiest hand and nerves of steel. Knock the stack over on your turn and lose that round of play.
Four card decks, each with over 150 questions, including Self Esteem, Life Skills and Anger for ages 8 and up plus the Early Childhood Social Emotional deck for ages 4-7. The drawstring game bag holds all four decks, the 16 Kohatu stones plus a game dice. Choking hazard not appropriate for under age 3.
A strategy board game which can be played by two, three, four, or six people, playing individually or with partners. The game is a modern and simplified variation of the game Halma.( invented in Germany in 1892) The rules are simple, so even young children can play
First trademarked in 1974 but forms of the game have existed for much longer than that.