Playing the Pocky Game: 8 Steps (with Pictures)

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Playing the Pocky Game: 8 Steps (with Pictures)
Playing the Pocky Game: 8 Steps (with Pictures)

The Pocky game is a party game played with Pocky (similar to the Mikado cookies), a Japanese biscuit covered with chocolate or other types of candy. Two contestants place the Pocky between them, in the "Lady and the Tramp" fashion, each trying to hold onto the biscuit the longest, often leading to a kiss. By following the rules of the game and choosing a partner you don't mind kissing, you'll be a great Pocky player in no time.


Part 1 of 2: Preparing the game

Play the Pocky Game Step 1

Step 1. Buy some Pocky

Pocky are sweet, Japanese cookies that you can buy in many different flavors. You can find them at the local grocery store, or along the international aisle at the supermarket. Milk chocolate is the most popular flavor, but there are many other flavors available, such as green tea, strawberry and vanilla.

If you can't get your hands on Pocky, you can also play the game with another long, thin biscuit, such as a breadstick

Play the Pocky Game Step 2

Step 2. Choose a partner you don't mind kissing

If you play the game with a group of people, the rules of the game are still the same. You can have two pairs play at the same time. The two winners then have to play against each other.

  • The Pocky game often leads to a kiss, so it only makes sense to pick a partner that you don't mind kissing.
  • You can use this as a way to break the ice between you and your crush, or as a way to deepen your relationship with a close friend.
Play the Pocky Game Step 3

Step 3. Suggest to play the game during a party

The Pocky game is meant to be a fun (and sexy!) party game. Bring Pocky to a party and then just propose to play the game. For example, you could say, "Has anyone ever played the Pocky game?" People will respond enthusiastically or curiously. Either way, you will have an interested audience to explain the rules to.

You can also play the game on other occasions, such as during a sleepover

Play the Pocky Game Step 4

Step 4. Brush your teeth and check your breath

Since you'll be getting close to the other players, it's only neat to brush your teeth so your breath doesn't stink when you play the Pocky game. If you don't have the opportunity to brush your teeth at the party, you can also chew on a piece of peppermint gum for a while.

  • Spit out the gum before starting the game so it doesn't stick to the Pocky.
  • Only play the game if you are healthy. Do not play this game if you are sick. You will not get rid of those germs by simply brushing your teeth.

Part 2 of 2: Playing the game

Play the Pocky Game Step 5

Step 1. Sit facing the person you have chosen as a partner for the Pocky game

You should both have the same posture, so either you both sit or you both stand. Stand 30 cm apart.

Make sure you are both comfortable. If standing feels uncomfortable, you should sit down

Play the Pocky Game Step 6

Step 2. Place a Pocky stick between you

You each take one end of the Pocky stick between your teeth, so that the Pocky is a straight line between your mouths. Don't break the Pocky yet. One of the players then counts from three to zero, and then the game begins.

  • Only one side of the Pocky stick is covered with chocolate. The other side is not covered. It doesn't matter who has the chocolate side.
  • If you play this with a group, someone else can also countdown.
Play the Pocky Game Step 7

Step 3. Eat your end until you reach the middle

Both players try to reach the center of the Pocky stick, eating their respective ends along the way. Try not to drop the Pocky while chewing. The object of the game is to reach the center of the stick.

If you drop the Pocky stick you have to get another one. If this is played in a group you could both "lose" and be out of the game

Play the Pocky Game Step 8

Step 4. Don't pull back

The lips of both players will meet in the center of the Pocky baton, and the first to retreat loses. It can be funny to be so close to someone, so be careful not to giggle and lose your grip on your piece of the Pocky baton. Often neither player backs out, leading to a kiss. In that case, they both win!

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