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Before you start to play, decide if you are playing friendlies or
In a friendly game, everyone takes their own marbles home. In a keepsies
game, it's a competition with the winner taking home all the marbles.
There are many different ways to shoot a marble. Some players like to
create a pocket with their first finger and thumb. The marble is nestled
in the pocket and then shot by flicking the thumb. Others like to form a
pocket with all their fingers. Some players like to the marble on the
ground and flick it with their first finger.
There is no right way to shoot a marble. Sometimes the rules of the
game will determine how you shoot. Whatever method works best for you is
the one you should use.
You can play marbles inside or out of doors. Some people like playing
on linoleum or tile, others like playing on a smooth carpet. If you are
playing outside, try to find a smooth, flat surface away from a road or busy
driveway. Outside you can use chalk to draw boundaries for your
game. Inside, try using tape or thin thread.
Circle Marble Game
Create a circle which will be the playing board. All players must shoot
from outside the circle.
Every player contributes 4 marbles that are placed randomly inside the
Decide who goes first.
The player shoots a marble into the circle and tries to knock at least one
marble out of the circle, while leaving the shooter in the circle. If
the player is successful, they claim any marbles knocked out of the circle
and take another turn.
A player's turn ends when no marble is knocked out of the circle
OR the shooter rolls out of the circle.
Slide open the lid on this sturdy wooden storage box to open up an entire world of fun marble games! This set contains a marble mat, marble arch board, marble shooter, mini croquet, skittles, die, cloth bag, a mess of marbles, and instructions for several great games.