Marbles: A Player's Guide

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Sterling Publishing Company, 1998 - Games - 96 pages
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Don't lose your marbles--capture your opponent's instead! Marbles have been around for thousands of years, and throughout the world. From knuckling down to spanning, from Double Ring Two to Against the Wall, find out marble terminology, game rules, and lore. Detailed instructions explain different shot techniques, choosing the right marble for the best results, general rules, playing surfaces, set-up, and penalties. You and your friends can get a good game going--there are 35 to choose from! Try black snake, bombers, castles, dropsies, odds and evens, poison ring, and 29 others. Includes safety tips, facts on collecting marbles, and information on special tournaments, too! The authors both live in Vancouver, British Columbia. 96 pages (all in color), 6 x 9. NEW IN PAPERBACK

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Shar Levine is an internationally award-winning, best selling author of children's science books and science toys and kits. Leslie Johnstone is a freelance writer and head of a high school science department. Levine >and Johnstone have written over 60 books together. They shared the 2014 Science in Society Youth Book Award, given by the Canadian Science Writer¹s Association. They also won in 2006 the prestigious Eve Savory Award for Science Communication from the BC Innovation Council. "Backyard Science" was chosen as one of the best books of the year (2005) by Science Books and Films, and was short-listed for the Subaru >Prize (hands-on science activity books). The authors, who are "BFF" live walking distance from each other in Vancouver, B.C.

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