The colour rules of Tiddlywinks

Anyone out there play tiddlywinks?

Apparently its a highly competitive pursuit, thanks to a bunch of Cambridge University undergrads in the 1950s who I’m guessing might not have had anything better to do with their spare time.

The rules dictate that there are four colours of ‘winks’ and that red and blue always play against green and yellow.

My childhood memory of tiddlywinks is one of lawlessness, of aiming beyond the pot in the direction of my long-suffering older brother.

I’m sure the Cambridge lot wouldn’t have been amused by this transgression but i reckon my version was MUCH more fun (sorry, Tom).

Martha, The Colour File x

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