Tiddley Winks - 1930s


Tiddlywinks can be traced back too late Victorian times when it was a popular parlour game for adults. The earliest patent application for the game was filed by Joseph Assheton Fincher in 1888, and the subsequent trademark application filed in 1889.

The aim of the game is to flick small counters, or "winks," into a cup at the centre of the board using a large counter called a "squidger". The counters in this set are made from plastic but in the past they have been made from a range of materials including wood, bone, and metal.

This is a boxed game of Tiddleywinks made in England by the Chad Valley Company and supplied by ilkeston Toys in the 1930s. 

Box dimensions 53 x 102 x 128mm


A collection of over 80 counters in different colours. There are three sizes: small, medium, and large. The box is in good condition and they game is still very much playable. Grade 2 under the Hoyle's Vintage Grading System.