Marbles is designed to improve your little one’s hand eye co-ordination skills and ability to aim correctly while judging the level of force required to hit the required mark.
- Marbles - 13 plus one shooter per player.
Marbles is one of those ancient games which has stood the test of time due to the very limited resources it requires and the love of children to compete with each other. Due to the longevity of its history the rules are fairly open to interpretation but as a generalisation each child must take it in turns to try to knock marbles out of the circle.
This version has been simplified to account for the limited dexterity and young children desire to play with as few rules as possible. To begin the game 13 marbles are placed in a cross in the centre of the circle. Your little one will then need to place their shooter marble on the outside of the circle and push or flick it into the centre of the ring. Any marbles which are knocked out become the property of the roller. The player then removes their shooter and the next person has their turn. The winner is the person who knocks out the most marbles.
Once you and your little one have mastered this simplified version of marbles you may wish to find out more about the history of the game or variations to the rules on the internet.