Definition of pick-up-sticks in English:

pick-up-sticks

Pronunciation /ˈpɪkʌpstɪks/

noun

US
  • A game in which a bundle of sticks or straws is thrown on a table and have to be removed one at a time without disturbing the rest of the heap. Compare "jackstraw", "spillikin".

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in The Hammond Times. From pick + up + the plural of stick.