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Digit / Pick-It / Stix

Digit / Pick-It / Stix

This card and sticks game challenges your ability to recognize and transform shapes with rotation and mirroring thrown into the mix. Taking turns you each try to convert the current shape of the 5 sticks into a shape that matches one of your 5 cards by moving only one stick. It's not always possible and certainly not always easy, but the person who succeeds the most wins. This simple but challenging game is enjoyed by adults and kids, and we've found that children as young as 4-5 can get a thrill in figuring out a way to create a match for a pattern. If you're tired of playing the same games with your kids, try to find a copy of this one and stretch your minds in new ways. This difficult to find game is known by several different names including Digit, Stix, and Pick-It. It comes from a company named Piatnik in Germany and also used to be sold through Discovery Toys. The concept is simple enough that if you had a copy of the basic rules, you could probably create your own set of cards to play with 5 toothpicks. Figuring out the 55 ways that 5 sticks can form a shape might be a game in itself.