Serve up the fun of two classic games with this hybrid tabletop variation that players (aka winkers) will simply love.
Flicking the wink: Press down firmly on the edge of the smaller button to pop it into the air. Winkers may want to volley awhile for practice before starting a game.
To make the court: Use first-aid adhesive tape to line a 12- by 18-inch piece of stiff green felt as shown. For a net, fold a 4 1/2- by 11-inch piece of graph paper in half lengthwise and set it at center court. To play the game: Set a small button, the wink, on one side of the court. One player serves the wink to the other by pressing down on the edge with a larger button, the squidger, flicking the wink over the net onto the other side of the court. Play continues back and forth until one player shoots the wink out of bounds. The other player then gets a point and the serve. As winkers get more advanced, they can increase the challenge by following the rules of tennis (go to usta.com for details).