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  1. 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 10:06 AM
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    12-08-2010 05:08 PM Go to last post
  2. 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: http://www.refinerofgold.com/marbles/games/circle.html This description raises far more questions than it answers. What does "hit to a...

    Started by Brus, 11-21-2010 01:14 PM
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    11-22-2010 12:37 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 04:23 PM
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    06-09-2010 04:23 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 10:41 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-19-2010 10:29 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 08:28 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 8,903
    04-21-2010 05:31 PM Go to last post
  6. Moved: Favorite Marbles

    Started by lukestersmom, 11-01-2009 12:19 PM
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    11-01-2009 12:01 PM Go to last post
  7. Poll Poll: for keeps or for fair

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

    Started by marbles333, 09-07-2007 04:40 PM
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    11-01-2009 12:14 AM Go to last post
  8. marble shoot

    http://www.iptv.org/video/detail.cfm/4640/sf09_20090819_4003_3_16 Woo-Woo!!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranchjp/ some shots by Jerry, knuckle down good buddy

    Started by marvin, 08-26-2009 07:28 PM
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    08-27-2009 09:11 PM Go to last post
  9. FYI The Wildwood Chronicles, as presented by Debra Stanley-Lapic NMC '73

    Debra Stanley-Lapic the National Marbles Champion of 1973 hasn't missed a national tournament in 37 years. She has a wealth of information, not to mention photos, which she'll share if there is interest. Here is the first installment ... from this year's tournament ... a very special event! I...

    Started by That Girl, 06-27-2009 04:17 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-29-2009 09:27 PM Go to last post
  10. Video from England

    Cool video of a player in England

    Started by That Girl, 06-24-2009 05:52 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-24-2009 09:30 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 07:00 PM
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    04-09-2009 12:47 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 07:22 PM
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    04-01-2009 08:25 AM Go to last post
  13. Question How to shoot a marble?

    I want to know how to shoot marble accurate and not hurt my knuckle.Can anyone tell me how or give me a link? Thank you in advance

    Started by Unregistered, 03-27-2009 03:07 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-29-2009 06:01 PM Go to last post
  14. Question Marble Game-No Inst-What is this called?

    I purchased a marble game at a thrift store the other day that looked really interesting. However, it did not come with instructions and I dont know what the name of the game is. It came in a very unique wooden box/case stamped with THE GREAT AMERICAN TRADING COMPANY on the out side. There are 24...

    Started by Unregistered, 12-14-2008 11:08 AM
    american, game, great, instructions, marbles
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    01-10-2009 09:38 PM Go to last post
  15. Question which is right...?

    I have done some research and it seems there are so many different ways to play ring taw. which is right? in every version i read there is something i dont understand?:reading_h :102: -marbles333

    Started by marbles333, 10-14-2008 02:02 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,016
    10-15-2008 05:11 PM Go to last post

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