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Tiddlywinks Bibliography

© 1980-2012 Rick Tucker & Fred Shapiro.  All Rights Reserved.  Legal

The Tiddlywinks Bibliography is a compendium of all substantive and obscure citations to the game of tiddlywinks in all available resources:  newspapers, magazines, books, government records, images, audio, video, websites, etc.  In other words, if the game of tiddlywinks was mentioned either briefly or in detail, it should be in the Tiddlywinks Bibliography.

Introduction · Newspapers · Schools · Magazines · Books · Letters etc.· Diaries and Narratives · Photographs · Video/Audio · Comics · Visual Art · Tiddlywinks Publications · Equipment · Patents · Trademarks · Copyrights · Legal Cases · Miscellaneous · Museums & Collections

Miscellaneous References


1979 Advertisement on London Underground showing tiddlywinks being shot into a shoe (reported by Iona Opie)  

Family Letters

  Lockwood family Christmas letters original (NATwA)
  Relle family Christmas letters original (NATwA)


21 Mar 2007 Tiddly Winks NF font by Nick Curtis  


Jun 2000 Cadbury Chomp bars. On candy bar wrapper: "If Chomp's not busy in the Chomp bar quarry, he'll be playing tiddlywinks with a sunflower called Roger."  
1 Dec 2011
  • Blog: Around the World in 80 Cakes
  • Tiddlywinks Cake
  • A customer recently asked me to make a cake for her husband. He is originally from England and she was throwing him a party to celebrate how many years he has lived in the United States. For the theme of the cake she asked me to incorporate his favorite game of Tiddlywinks. Upon doing some research I discovered that, although not very popular in the U.S., Tiddlywinks is very popular in England. There is even a English Tiddlywinks association.
  • [Photograph of cake]
  • The cake was frosted in buttercream and covered with fondant "winks" placed all around. The pot on top of the cake was handmade out of fondant and has a wink mid-air. The American and British flags are made from edible images.


See also collectible tiddlywinks games

© 1981 Game "Trivial Pursuit", Selchow & Righter Co., Bay Shore NY.  ((c) 1981 Horn Abbot Ltd.).  Genus edition, Sports & Leisure (SL) category, card 848.  Question:  "What's the name of the piece flipped into the cup in tiddlywinks?"  

Game "Trivial Pursuit", Selchow & Righter Co.  Genus II edition.  Question with answer "squidger".


Living Things

  Gentianaceae (Exacum affine).  "Tiddly Winks" plant.  Also known as Persian violet and German violet.  Annual  

Kalmia latifolia “Tiddlywinks”.  Also known as Mountain Laurel.  Shrub.


Press Releases, Schedules

See also MIT press releases and NATwA press releases

17-27 Sep 1988 Baltimore Original Sports Bar placemat listing of World Singles 28 match on 21 September between Jon Mapley and Larry Kahn original (NATwA)
Dec 1986 Ocean City, New Jersey: "CHILDREN'S CONCERT", "TIDDLY WINKS, DECEMBER 13TH" original (NATwA)
Dec 1986 Ocean City, New Jersey: "MANY HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES SET FOR OCEAN CITY" original (NATwA)
Dec 1986 Ocean City, New Jersey: "Anyone for Tiddly Winks?"/"CITY INTRODUCES OLD GAME TO NEW JERSEY'S SPORT'S (sic) SCENE" original (NATwA)

Other References

  Arye Gittelman, untitled work for MIT writing class  
  Dave Lockwood, untitled work for MIT writing class  
  Dave Lockwood, unpublished manuscript about winks strategy  
  Rich Steidle, unpublished manuscript on tiddlywinks  
1979 Incorporation of the United States Four-Color Tiddlywinks Association in Massachusetts by Joe Sachs  
Dec 1981 Fred Shapiro, "Pathfinder on Tournament Tiddlywinks" Original (NATwA) is the official web site of the North American Tiddlywinks Association.
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