A forum for chat about playing marbles
I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma: part of the "Heartland." As cities go, it is small and many people are quite traditional in most aspects of life. But, just like the rest of the country, children and adults both would prefer to watch a movie, or play on the Wii versus scattering a few tiny spheres on the...
Just wondering, if you are a marble player, can you tell us where you are from? I'm asking everyone reading this message :)
I am looking for information on the physics of playing a game of marbles for use in introducing elementary children to Newton's Laws. Can anyone provide links to resources that might apply?
This game sounds quite fun, but I have read this post several times, but am unable to understand quite what the writer was trying to say. Can anyone provide me with a better description/more detail of how this game was played. I am sure people who have played this game before can make perfect sense...
I collect all kinds of marbles, of all kinds of sizes, but my favorite are the boulders. At least, I think they are boulders. My favorite is one made from the mineral sodalite, it is iridescent and about 1 3/4 inch in diameter. Somonetold me that marbles of this size are called "boulders", I have...
I am a grandpa that wants to teach my grandson how to play marbles.
When I was a kid back in the early 1960's we played a marble game where we made a hole in the yard with the heel of our shoe. We than decided what shooting order we would shoot in, (pretty much like Luke Meyer's "poison" game)....
As a gradeschooler, we played a little different than most. We would toss them onto the ground and the take turns picking up your marble and toss it at the other. if it was a direct hit, you won the marble, we also did two nicks and you win.
Kansas City's largest ever marble tournament record of 677 players fell after only 8 months. Their reign ran from August to May.
The record is now held by an elementary school in Oregon. Over 750 players.
Possibly a sign of increasing interest in the game?
I found this photo illustrated article about Bill Kloss who was the 1937 National Marble Champion. The article is in the sports section of the April 25, 1937 issue of Life magazine. I'm sure you all have seen this before.
There's a game called "Milkie" described in Ferretti's "The Great American Marbles Books". The description is copied pretty much verbatim on this webpage:
This description raises far more questions than it answers. What does "hit to a...
My friends and I play a type of "Poison" game during recess and afterschool. Actually, about 40 of us play in different areas of our yard. I looked up a game called "poison" online, but our game is different. :thumbsup:
# of players: 2 or more (alone or in teams)
playing field: a dirt area...
Here are a coupla articles about players past and present, and about those who encourage the players.
Could anyone give me some ideas on how to make a tabletop version of a marble game. Traditional marble game please.
I want to make about 4 game boards for Senior Citizens at my fathers nursing home. So the design has to be pretty fool proof. They cannot bend down to pick the marbles off the...
Good Friday is coming up. That means marbles at Tinsley Green. I just got a great book written by Sam McCarthy-Fox about the games, Good Friday Marbles: Tinsley Green and More. (Thank you Sam!)
I also heard from Debra Stanley-Lapic - National Marbles Champ 1973 and proud mom of Whitney (NMC...
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