Pickup Sticks earns its classic status by delivering an unlikely combination of light-hearted play and heart-stopping suspense. Games can be short and simple, or drawn-out and epic. It's an ideal family game, since dexterous little fingers may actually have an advantage over their elders. The Klutz Book of Pickup Sticks is the absolutely no-arguments-ever-again, complete set of official rules to the traditional game, plus a few variations for those with no need for tradition. We also include the ancient competitive thinking game Nim, several head-scratching stick puzzles, a party game called Bottle Top Balance, and more.