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Marbles Marbles Marbles!!!

The game of marbles has been played in one form or another for thousans of years. Children have been playing with marbles of clay, stone and flint since the times of the ancient Roman and Egyption civilizations.

There are countless ways to play marbles. Usually, marbles are tossed or flicked at other marbles on the ground. Marbles is a great game because you can play it anywhere, and it is simple, colorful and fun.

Come with us as we explore the great game of marbles! Here's what you need:

  • Inexpensive marbles for play.
  • Collectible Marbles if you want them.
  • A place to play
  • Friends!

Check out our How to Play page for some examples of marbles game rules.

Top Ten Marbles Web Sites:

We made a list of the best sites for marbles:
Top Ten Marbles Sites.

 

 

How are Marbles Made?


When we were children marbles fed our imaginations as we peered inside the translucent globe and wondered. A savvy kid would learn to knuckle down and play a competitive game and might even gain a reputation for having the coolest set of marbles. It was one of the first ways in which we learned to compete.

Marbles have been made from the simplest, natural materials for thousands of years. Since the industrial revolution, they have been made from increasingly more advanced materials and processes. Marbles have been made from stone, clay, glass and metal. In recent decades, they have been mass produced in vast quantities, but hand made marbles are still made today. (more)

Fine Art Marbles!


You would be amazed at the how many artists there are who make hand made marbles! For example, take a look at this real glass marble made by Universe Marbles. iMarbles.com publishes information about independent artists who make hand made marbles.

Look for images of these hand made marbles in the Oh Marbles! game we created for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

US Marbles Championship


2011 US Marbles Championship

The U.S. Marbles Championship has been held annually since 1992.

We have links to other marbles tournaments on our Oh Marbles Blog.