At the moment, my daughter just likes to look at marbles. I, on the other hand, have the interest in game play. I had marbles as a kid, but I never learned how to shoot them. It’s a shame, because I’m finding them quiet entertaining now. Too bad marbles carries the stigma of being a child’s game (exception being Rolley Hole). It’s like having a pool table you carry around in your pocket. Just good basic fun. I hope when my kids get a little older, I can interest them in game play. It really is a great sport.
As for games to play, I think the original game of Ring Taw (as described in “Playground” cica 1866) or the Ringer tournament rules of 1928 sound the most fun. Something about retaining the poison shooter rules adds so much more to the game.
I’m glad to hear marbles is making a come back. It’d be nice to see kids get into this great sport again.