background Ludii Portal
Home of the Ludii General Game System

   

Home Games Forum Downloads Concepts Contribute Tutorials Tournaments World Map About


 
Chopsticks

Leaderboard

Period

Modern

Category Math, Hand

Description

Chopsticks is a combinatorial hand game of uncertain origin. No equipment is required; people play by showing a number of fingers on their hands.

Rules

Players begin with one finger extended on each hand. They take turns tapping a hand, either the opponent's or their own. The number of fingers on the tapping hand is added to the tapped hand, the tapping hand is unchanged. The tapped hand must extend the appropriate number of fingers. If the total exceeds five on a hand, that hand then shows the number over five (for example, if it has three and is tapped by three, it shows one.). Points can be transferred between a player's hands by tapping them together. If the score is exactly five on one hand, it is out and goes to zero. The goal is to force a player to either have all five fingers on both hands showing, or to force them to have one hand out and one with all five fingers showing.

Wikipedia

Ludeme Description

Chopsticks.lud

Concepts

Browse all concepts for Chopsticks here.

Identifiers

DLP.Games.107

BGG.264047

     Contact Us
     ludii.games@gmail.com
     cameron.browne@maastrichtuniversity.nl

lkjh Maastricht University Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN Maastricht, Netherlands Funded by a €2m ERC Consolidator Grant (#771292) from the European Research Council