Marbles: A Player's Guide
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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8-foot circle Aggies backspin ball Benningtons bles bumboozers called castle Cat's Eyes clay cloven-hoofed cobalt oxide cooled Croquet Daniel Defoe Draw a circle Draw a shooting feet 240 cm flat surface TECHNIQUE foot 30 cm GAME1 Gary Parkes glass marbles glassblower handmade marbles handspan hit a marble hits another marble hole inside knuckles down Setup lag line Losing Your Marbles machine-made marbles marble games marble knocked marble mat TECHNIQUE marble player marbles wins method Setup Mibs molten glass number of marbles opponent guesses oxide Peewees pencil piece pitch line Place a marble play marbles player knocks player misses player puts player whose marble player's marble Players take turns PLAYING SURFACE pointer finger poison ring potty puggy punty rollers rolling games Setup A Draw shooter stays shooting a marble shooting line shot square swirls take turns shooting takes a turn target marble thumb tic-tac-toe tossing usually your pinkie v5 Draw