From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spilikin \Spil"i*kin\ (sp[i^]l"[i^]*k[i^]n), n. [OD. spelleken a
   small pin. See Spill a splinter.]
   One of a number of small pieces or pegs of wood, ivory, bone,
   or other material, for playing a game, or for counting the
   score in a game, as in cribbage. In the plural (spilikins),
   a game played with such pieces; pushpin. [Written also
   spillikin, spilliken.]
   [1913 Webster]
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