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  1. Wildwood New Jersey Marble Tournament Video

    Someone posted this on another board - cool video!

    Started by Al, 09-11-2007 01:45 PM
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    10-13-2007 09:33 PM Go to last post
  2. Table Top Marble Game Design ideas and more advice please.

    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...

    Started by babja, 05-08-2010 11:41 PM
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    05-19-2010 11:29 AM Go to last post
  3. I have lots of "junk marbles" - donation time?

    I don't know many "marble collectors" well, but the few I've met have one thing in common with me: we all have boxes of "junk" marbles that are either not collectible, or not worth keeping (duplicates, bad shape, etc). Looking for ideas and other participants! -As a community, could we donate...

    Started by BenSanders20, 12-01-2015 06:58 PM
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    05-09-2016 02:28 PM Go to last post
  4. when I was a kid.....

    I grew up in the 60's, and the game of marbles was king in the schoolyard. I remember waiting for recess to go outside and "knuckle down" with the other kids. There were several games to choose from. We played "Ringer", "Bunny Hole", and "Chase". Bunny Hole was the one where you stuck your heel...

    Started by browndog, 08-20-2007 09:12 PM
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    08-21-2007 10:28 PM Go to last post
  5. Question Milkie rules?

    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...

    Started by Brus, 11-21-2010 02:14 PM
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    11-22-2010 01:37 PM Go to last post
  6. A Great Day of Marbles

    Hey all. Had a fun-filled day of marbles today. My wife and I first hit the flea market before going to our neices third birthday party. Anyway, I scored a jar with two nice Masters, pulled them, dumped the rest out on the sand volleyball court, and set up a simplified game of "Rolley Hole." ...

    Started by delkins, 08-26-2007 11:52 PM
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    08-31-2007 05:34 PM Go to last post
  7. Tic tac toe

    Is this a tic tac toe board ,i believe it was made by my grandfather, has any one seen one before ? Thanks for looking and any info,Rick : )

    Started by Digswithstick, 03-30-2009 08:22 PM
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    04-01-2009 09:25 AM Go to last post
  8. Marbles in the house game

    Hi ,my granddaughter turned 2 on Valentines day and she loves to play with the marbles ,so i took small box cut off top flaps and cut small hole in box like a door and we shoot marbles in to door ,she just throws them or carries them over and puts them in but as much as she enjoys it won't be long...

    Started by Digswithstick, 04-08-2009 08:00 PM
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    04-09-2009 01:47 PM Go to last post
  9. Physics

    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? Thank you!

    Started by hardwick, 02-15-2012 08:13 PM
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    06-17-2012 02:27 PM Go to last post
  10. I played in a marble tournament once...

    a long time ago when I was just a youngster. I think the other kid schooled me if I recall. I wonder who's marbles I was using though? I dont have any from the past. I have a vivid memory of playing marbles with a bunch of other kids at this place in town once. :costumed- :costumed- :costumed- Just...

    Started by Harry_Hood, 04-05-2008 09:07 PM
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    04-24-2008 02:11 AM Go to last post
  11. Question Boulders: how were they used traditionally?

    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...

    Started by jbriley, 03-25-2012 04:32 PM
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    03-31-2012 07:37 PM Go to last post
  12. Question "chase," how was it played

    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...

    Started by jbriley, 06-03-2012 09:20 PM
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    06-03-2012 09:28 PM Go to last post
  13. Unhappy Question Marbles: Will we ever play again?

    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...

    Started by jbriley, 06-15-2012 07:17 PM
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    03-01-2014 06:01 PM Go to last post
  14. Question Childhood memory of repairing my agates

    Sixty-five years old, attempting to explain the game of marbles to my grandkids. As a kid in WV, I was quite a hustler in a 5 or 6 foot dirt ring, but was never able to win the city tournaments playing on a hard wooden surface in the '50s. My reason for registering is to ask a question that may...

    Started by jetrader, 02-23-2014 10:01 PM
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    02-25-2014 11:16 PM Go to last post
  15. Moved: Favorite Marbles

    Started by lukestersmom, 11-01-2009 01:19 PM
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    11-01-2009 01:01 PM Go to last post

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