Has anyone heard of a marble game to be played during the week of Father’s Day? Apparently the child receives a marble each day until Father’s Day. I don’t know anything else about it or what happens each day the child receives a marble. Hopefully someone out there can give me some insight?
In central Indiana everyone I knew played the game standing up and tossing marbles at their opponents marbles (this is mid sixties). This was usually in a large area like a school playground. Usually with glass hoggers or steelies (ball bearings of different sizes). Usually the bigger type because the field was so large. Whomever hit the other’s marble first would usually keep it. I don’t remember a name for this but am sure there was another besides just marbles. I still have a can of mine as well and am teaching my little boy how to play here in Japan! He’s getting good. If anyone knows the name of the standing game of marbles played in a field please refresh my memory. brian [at] kkstokyo [dot] co [dot] jp
I have been working in daycare programs for the past several years and have discovered that children (and teenagers)love marble games of any kind! We play some I found in books, others that were learned from a museum curator and some that children invented. If you need games, or would like to share ones you have played, send me email at klflanigan [at] home [dot] com
I read recently that an annual international marble tournament takes place on Good Friday in Tinsley Green, England. It’s after Easter now and I wonder if anyone knows who won this year?
I played marbles as a child with my brothers. I am a writer and have an idea about a book of fiction with the game of marbles as the central theme. I need people to respond to me with the memories they have of playing the game. I also would like to hear from anyone who is still playing and in one of the clubs across the country. Any input for me would be great. Thank you ahead of time.
The US National Marbles Tournament is the oldest national contest for children in America. Discover the early history— “Kings (And Queens) Of The Ring” at The Marble Museum’s web site at http://www.marblemuseum.org/articles/kingofthering.html The Marble Museum is dedicated to creating the first national museum about just marbles in the United States.
The game shown in the diagram was called potsy in brooklyn in the 50’s. There was another came called curbsy that was played along the curb.
This is Emily. My mom says that cracked marbles really works. I want to know what kind of marbles won’t crack when you heat them. I don’t want to break up any of my marbles. i really like shooting and I hope to learn more games soon. My mom doesn’t have her marbles any more but she says everyone had their own Crown royal bag that they carried their precious steelies,cat eyes and crystals in. maybe the 60’s weren’t that bad!!!!!!!
Hi, this is Pete from Land of marbles.com I never played marbles, but I wish I did! I collect them, come and see if you remember playing with any of these…you’ll be kicking yourself for not saving them! I also sell marbles old and new and have lots of other info on marbles – for collectors and players. -Pete http://www.landofmarbles.com