Do you remember pick-up sticks? That game where you just throw a bunch of coloured sticks down and take turns picking them up? What a simpler time that was. Before video games and YouTube were in everyone’s pockets we did everything to avoid boredom at home.

This was the first thing that came to mind when I heard about using chopsticks for at-home games, but the creative heads over at ChopValue had a different idea. Why not step it up and press them into blocks (like they normally do), and make games like, but definitely not, Jenga?

The best part is that it’s not only a game to play with your roommates or kids while we’re all self-isolating, but it’s also a lasting decor piece that looks great in any room – and has a story behind it.

If you’re unfamiliar with ChopValue, for the past several years they’ve been recycling used chopsticks from restaurants, malls, and airports (over 25 million actually), and pressing them into gorgeous decor and furniture. However, they’ve only just begun. By enlisting other innovators and leaders through their micro factory franchising model that was just launched earlier this year, I’m sure we’ll see a myriad of other ideas like this come out shortly.

In addition to the tower block game, they’ve also created a chopstick version of dominoes, and a tabletop hockey-like game that’s built into the bottom of a serving tray.

Maybe they’ll even find a way to make their April fools joke a reality.