Tikam Tikam

Tikam Tikam

Tikam tikam was a very popular and highly addictive game back in the 60s. It was commonly played in Mama shops (convenience stores owned by an Indian uncle or elder) and it is basically a game of chance.

A game would cost between 5 to 20 cents per try, and the player, luck willing, stood to win the prize that he was eying. The prizes were individually numbered and were usually prominently displayed on the top half of the Tikam board in order to entice the player. The player walks away with the prize that matches his ticket. Tikam tikam has since vanished but a modern version of it can be found in the form of Japanese ‘Gachapon’ capsule dispensers.


Posted on

October 17, 2019