When it comes to LinguiSHTIK, there are a few strategic considerations that most people miss.
1) Never call a wild at the start of a shake: you are yielding the initiative and not gaining any strategic advantage with this move. I would recommend only calling a wild if there are a couple of word demands already and you are stumped.
2) Don’t call the first word demand. Most words can be narrowed down with three word demands. If you call the first, the game can quickly get out of hand if the next two players restrict it to a word you don’t know.
3) Have a strategy in mind for what you’re going to call ahead of time. Pick one of either pronoun, preposition, conjunction, or interjection and master it, because these are the word types with the fewest possibilities. Pick a couple of clauses/phrases and function demands and call them each round.
Here are the demands from some Ling games I played today for you to practice with.
1) Exclamatory, noun, retained OC, z req, double consonant, 5 letters, adjective phrase, elliptical clause functioning as an adjective modifier
2) Simple, noun, retained IO, adverb phrase, participial phrase
3) Declarative, pronoun, IO, demonstrative pronoun, k required