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Marbles
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bolinha de gude
Bolitas
Canicas
Gude
The Klutz Book of Marbles
Knikkeren
Marble Games
Marble Games Compendium
Marmeln
Marmorkugler
Marvelvous Marbles
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Marbles was played in ancient Egypt who used small balls made of clay as their marbles. In Renaissance Italy, glass blowers made glass "marbles".

The game has other names, like Potsie, Forts, Ring Taw, or Bossout.

There is a national Marbles tournament that's been held in Wildwood, New Jersey every year since 1922. To participate in the national you must first compete in a local tournament.

The British World Marbles Championship, run by the British Marble Control Board, has been held every Good Friday in Tinsley Green, England, since at least the 1600's. It often hosts teams from other countries.

All the marbles are placed inside a circle drawn in the dirt. The object is to get all of them out. Take turns propelling your shooter marble from the circle's edge at the marbles in the middle. When the marbles are all outside of the circle, you count up the ones you have put there. The winner is the one with the most marbles. Some play that this person takes all the marbles.

Some play that if the shooter marble leaves the circle during the shot the marbles knocked out by that shot are put back in.

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Components:

  • Marbles (Players) (13 Needed for Tournament Marbles)
  • Shooter
  • Chalk (For Pavement Games)

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Marble Games Compendium
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Marble Games
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2 The Boy's own book extended: a complete encyclopedia of all ..., Volume 1 By William Clarke
"Games with Marbles" Excerpts from The Boy's own book extended: a complete encyclopedia of all ..., Volume 1 1851 By William Clarke
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2013-02-04
0 Victorian rules circa 1880
Here is a feature from The Boy's Own Paper, a Victorian periodical for boys. Look at the complexity of some of the variations, especially Increase Pound. And there is no attempt at all to explain the terminology, the editor obviously assumed every boy would know the names of the various marbles.
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3 How to Shoot a Marble
Marble primer. With permission from akronmarbles.com
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