In the east Bronx we played many different variations. Many of our own making. We never played with a ring. We played hit and span or shoot for the sewer or cut out slots in shoe boxes. Even had a marbles racing game my brother made.
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what is the variation of marbles called when you have the shooter in the center of the ring and players take turns with smaller marbles,and try to shoot the shooter out of the ring?
I used to play 50-60 years ago a marble game that involved 9 holes dug in soft earth, usually with a can, then the soil between the holes was packed down smooth. You would ante marbles into the center hole, and then take turns tossing your marble. If you scored the center pot, and no one else did following you, you took home all those marbles. If your marble fell into corner holes, you had to add that to the center pot and if you hit the other holes you took a marble from the center pot. Has anyone played this? What is the size of the holes, distance between, and the distance from which you toss? Please email me at aimw [at] stjohncable [dot] com if you know. Thanks
Hello to all marbles players! We are looking for people who organize or want to organize serious marbles tournaments for adults. We are going to establish international marbles federation and we are looking for more countries which will participate. For more information, please visit http://www.worldmarblesfederation.com . …
I’m interested in buying marbles from the sixties or earlier. Anyone interested in selling? Even cats eyes, if they are hybrids and definitely peesee. Thanks.
Play Marbles is a really fantastic game. My company, Welcome Friend Productions has also released a marbles game for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It is called iKeepsies – the Classic Marbles game. You can learn all about it here at www.imarbles.com/ikeepsies. iKeepsies has all of the best things about marbles games, such as winning, losing, trading and collecting marbles. Only these marbles are graphic designs, animations, and 3D models. Marbles are “dropped” in dropsies, and flicked in Ringer and Ring Taw. The game graphics are old-time cartoons that leave room for one to imagine traveling around a childhood neighborhood and playing marbles at grandma’s house, the park, and the toy store. There are fifteen different imaginary places to play marbles in iKeepsies. We encourage our players to design their own marbles, and they are released in marble sets that can be downloaded into the game. iKeepsies is published by Welcome Friend Productions, a family run business that designed and produced the game throughout 2009. …
Hi Everyone, My company Darkside Entertainment has just released a new marbles game for the iPhone and iPod Touch. You can see it here http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=323694495&mt=8 We feel marbles is not only a brilliant game that is truly worth preserving but one that lends itself perfectly to the iPhone; being easy to learn, quick to play, and immensely addicting. Our game is called Play Marbles and we …
As a girl, I played marbles in the late 40s and beat most of the neighorhood boys and won a lot of their marbles. In my pre teens I gave a lot of them to boys I liked but I still have a coffee can half full and I am 74 years old!!
I am looking for a photo of children playing marbles during what we called, The Marble Season in NYC in the late 30’s. If you have a picture or know someone who does, please let me know. lylaward [at] sbcglobal [dot] net