Vintage FIDDLESTIX Game Pick Up Sticks Tube, Directions - (eBay item 310000742955 end time Nov-27-07 21:23:19 PST)
This old game of pick up sticks says, "Let's Play Fiddlestix, an Exciting, Fascinating, Tantalizing Game. Plaza Mfg., Co., New York, N.Y. Made in U.S.A." I see no date, but to me the graphics suggest this game came out in the forties at the latest.
The original direction sheet is inside and gives the values of the different color sticks. There are supposed to be ten maroon (they look red to me) sticks, but there are only five. The sticks look somewhat soiled where they're unpainted.
The back shows the techniques for picking up sticks. Did you know you can use the lone purple stick as a tool to remove others? I guess I never had directions for this game in my life.
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