Tiddlywinks Tactics

Tiddlywinks is much more than simply a game of manual dexterity. There are a large range of possible shots to choose from at every turn, and so tactics and strategy are important. It is often the player with the better tactics that wins the game, rather than the one who plays the best shots.

The first source that you should read that gives you advice is the ETwA Introduction to Tiddlywinks. This includes tactical and strategic hints as well as details of how to play certain shots.

The following offer some specific advice on certain aspects of the game:

  • Andy Purvis' guidelines on playing singles.
  • Excerpt from Winking World 57: Pot-Squop by Andy Purvis.
  • Excerpt from Winking World 56: Squopping by Larry Kahn.
  • Excerpt from Winking World 55: Potting by Jon Mapley.
Note that the Winking World articles are COPYRIGHT, the English Tiddlywinks Association.

Other useful sites giving tactical and strategic information are:

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