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 .
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.
I grew up in East New York, Brooklyn in the ’80s. We had the game spot near the end of our block. The garage, or the factory across the street from it, was the backstop for baseball. Flies up was played on the garage, and in the street was the skelly board. We used to use the plastic caps fro $.25 juices. We’d fill the top with wax from a 7 day candle and coat the bottom with wax to get the glide. I haven’t seen anyone play skelly in age. Kids don’t play outside anymore.
I grew up in Canarsie and played this game in the playground for years. My brothers and I would melt the crayons for the caps in my easy bake oven. I was telling my husband about this (only married over a year and an old friend of my brothers) and he had heard the stories from my brothers. We live in Maine and are going to get some chalk and play on our driveway. What a great memory!!!!
Does anyone know where I can buy a skully board for home use? Thanks!
this is an all out challenge i coach a group of kids in the east harlem projects where i grew up and if any 1 who is reading this reach me at justussports [at] yahoo [dot] com i have pics on my facebook page look up angelo martinez pics also on myspace.com/justussports..it would be cool to hear from any 1 because we r the bestttttt we play with pocker chips the best
I was describing the game to my grandson, telling him how I played the game at the Dyckman Projects in Washington Heights in the 50’s, and how my middle finger would be bleeding and raw all the time because of the ragged edge of the soda bottle caps and how we would rub the bottoms on the sidewalk to smooth them out from the bumps of the soda can opener……he was amazed that they didn’t have screw on bottle tops…..he also didn’t know what a radiator was when I told him that that’s how we melted the crayons into the bottle tops and sometimes the wax would overflow down the sides of the radiator and my mother would yell at me.