Daiso Japan – Chopstick Bean Grabbing Game
For those wanting more practice using chopsticks, this is a fun (or annoying!) game of Chopstick Bean Grabbing from Daiso. The set comes with 2 pairs of plastic chopsticks (yellow and green), a small plastic plate, and 2 sets of 6 yellow and 7 green small plastic beans.
To remove the beans, twist each one off from the sprue (the frame), or use clippers to cut them out.
There are 2 games mentioned on the back packaging, but the general idea is you have to spill the beans :), and then pick them up with the chopsticks.
Recommended age is 6 years and above.
You have bean warned, the game contains small parts and is not for children under 3 yrs old.
How to play
Game 1: Separate the Colors
1. Put all the colored beans on the plate.
2. Using the colored chopsticks, pick up and remove the beans of the same color as the chopsticks from the plate.
3. The winner is the one to remove all their colored beans the quickest.
Game 2: Time Battle
With the plate empty, time how long it takes to pick up all the beans with the chopsticks and placing them on the plate.
Caution: For Parents and Guardians
– Parents/Guardians must supervise children when playing with the Chopstick Bean Grabbing Game.
– Contains small parts. Ingestion and choking hazard. Not suitable for children under 3 years.
– Do not swing or throw the parts of the game.
– Do not use the product for any purpose other than as originally intended.
– Follow local disposal guidelines for disposal.
Product name: Chopstick Bean Grabbing Game （お箸でお豆さんつかみゲーム – ohashi de omamesan tsukami ge-mu）
Sold in 100 yen shop Daiso Japan
Product code: 4549131355024
Length of chopsticks: 139mm
Materials: Chopsticks and plate – Polypropylene; Beans – Polystyrene
Made in China
Price: 100 yen + tax.
The packaging looked bright and fun so I thought it would be a fun game to introduce on this site. The chopsticks are very short and kind of bendy which adds to the difficulty of trying to pick the beans up. Maybe using the Hello Kitty Wooden Chopsticks would be a better option.
The beans are small and since they are made from hard plastic, they tend to fly off the chopsticks, so play where there is plenty of space.
If you really need to practice holding and picking up things with your chopsticks, I think it’ll be more fun to use M&Ms, at least you can eat them after you have picked them up.