The North American Tiddlywinks Association|
T i d d l y w i n k s !
Availability of tournament quality sets and pots from tiddlywinks.org is limited at present.
Felt mats are available at this time! See below.
To play tournament tiddlywinks, you need a set of winks with a pot, squidgers and a felt mat on which to play.
Official tiddlywinks sets consist of the
traditional red pot and 24 winks. There are two large
(7/8-inch) and four small (5/8-inch) winks of each color (blue, green, red, yellow).
Squidgers are additional (1-inch to 2-inch) disks used to shoot the winks.
Traditionally winkers have crafted their own squidgers from specialized materials (e.g. modern plastics such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Delrin, fiber-based phenolic (FBP), Plexiglas, carborundum, etc.) and in particular shapes, thicknesses, and degrees of sharpness. See Tucker's guide to squidger making.
The tournament game is played on a full-sized mat (3-feet by 6-feet).
Smaller mats are used for practice or one-on-one winks variations.
Sets are sometimes available in limited quantities. Prices upon request.
Squidgers are not available.
Felt mats are available, and come in the following convenient sizes (all sizes approximate).
|Full-sized mat||3-feet by 6 feet||Suitable for tournament play.||
$45 + shipping
|MinimatTM||3-feet by 1½-feet||For serious practice wherever you find yourself, of the same quality as the full-sized mat||
$14 + shipping
|QuickmatTM||8-inches by 12-inches||For on-the-spot practice in trains, planes, and automobiles. And in Beltway traffic, and of course, on the subway. This is of the same quality as the full-sized mat||$3 + shipping|