One stick represents the mikado —the ancient name for the Emperor of Japan—, and the society hierarchy: mandarins, bonzens, samurais and kulis (workers), each one with their respective punctuation.
For complete rules, check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikado_%28game%29.
Hope you like!
Step 1: What you need
- 31 toothpicks
- some assorted felt-tip pens
- a sheet of cardstock or thick paper
- a printer (optional)
and sure you have in home.