Mikado is a European game of skill, that originated from the “Chien Tung” oracle. It consists of 41 sticks of varying colours, each colour representing a different value. The game gets its name from the stick with the highest value: It has blue stripes and is called Mikado (Title of the Japanese emperor who is also called Tenno).

At the start of the game, all sticks are placed in a bundle on the table and are then picked up with one hand and let go. Thereafter, every single stick must be removed from the mess without moving any other sticks. The winner is the person who after a specific number of turns (normally five) has gathered the most points.