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  1. 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
  2. 1938 Life Magazine with article about National Marble Champion Bill Kloss

    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.

    Started by oldflame, 12-08-2010 11:06 AM
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    12-08-2010 06:08 PM Go to last post
  3. 2001 article for Pete.

    This is sooooo cool! It was probaly a little longer than the yay marbles! article so I'm going to just put the link.

    Started by lukestersmom, 08-29-2008 01:04 AM
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    09-28-2008 08:53 AM Go to last post
  4. a bit of history

    some months ago, i got an email from Cindy Williams in WV--she's a second cousin on my Dad's side that i had never met. Cindy emailed me because she found out we both had an association with marbles. turns out Cindy’s husband Gary is the marble person on her side, and the two of them have known...

    Started by marblemover, 05-16-2008 02:51 PM
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    05-16-2008 10:54 PM Go to last post
  5. A coupla nice articles about mibsters

    Here are a coupla articles about players past and present, and about those who encourage the players. New article: Straight Shooters

    Started by That Girl, 06-09-2010 05:23 PM
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    06-09-2010 05:23 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. Bad news / Good news

    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?

    Started by That Girl, 06-24-2009 07:40 PM
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    08-31-2014 10:44 AM Go to last post
  8. Basic marble game instructions???

    I have put together some sets of marbles to sell to kids. They are in 3x5" bags. They are 20 Jabos marbles with one of my comtemorary shooters. I need a basic set of instructions for kids to play marbles? Coming from somone who has never played a real game of marbles, I really don't know...

    Started by Madmanmarbles, 04-06-2008 11:48 PM
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    04-09-2008 12:11 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Do you play marbles?

    Just wondering, if you are a marble player, can you tell us where you are from? I'm asking everyone reading this message :)

    Started by Pete, 04-22-2009 09:13 AM
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    12-06-2016 10:32 AM Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. First marbles!

    Well, I just got my first set of marbles (that I remember) today. 8 nets of mega marbles one for me and one for each of my 2 kids, plus the neighbor kid. The rest will be party favors for my kids B-day and 2 for my girl friend. I also got 2 of the mineral agate marbles, but was suprized how small...

    Started by Zero, 05-31-2008 03:01 AM
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    05-31-2008 05:08 PM Go to last post
  14. Poll Poll: for keeps or for fair

    what do you play? for keeps or for fair??:rollsmile :disco:

    Started by marbles333, 09-07-2007 05:40 PM
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    11-01-2009 01:14 AM Go to last post
  15. Good Friday at Tinsley Green

    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...

    Started by That Girl, 03-31-2010 09:28 PM
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    04-21-2010 06:31 PM Go to last post

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