Play Marbles!

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It's a great book and game combo-at a great price.

Don’t lose your marbles—get the best book on the game, along with a fantastic, deluxe 36-marble set, attractively boxed and securely spiral-bound into the volume. From knuckling down to spanning, from Double Ring Two to Against the Wall, find out marble terminology, game rules, and lore, and then start playing right away. Detailed instructions explain different shot techniques, choosing the right marble for the best results, ...

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Overview

It's a great book and game combo-at a great price.

Don’t lose your marbles—get the best book on the game, along with a fantastic, deluxe 36-marble set, attractively boxed and securely spiral-bound into the volume. From knuckling down to spanning, from Double Ring Two to Against the Wall, find out marble terminology, game rules, and lore, and then start playing right away. Detailed instructions explain different shot techniques, choosing the right marble for the best results, general rules, playing surfaces, set-up, and penalties. Try black snake, bombers, castles, dropsies, odds and evens, poison ring, and many other great games. The guide includes safety tips, facts on collecting marbles, and information on special tournaments, too.

Also available: The Play Marbles book, all by itself.

“[There's] plenty of sound advice here, and a wealth of games.”—School Library Journal

“A very useful book.”—Booklist

Provides information on the history of marbles, how they are made, different kinds of marbles, and the games you can play with them.

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In a trio of interactive titles, the spiralbound Play Marbles! by Shar Levine and Vicki Scudamore, illus. by Emily S. Edliq, includes 44 marbles, a glossary of relevant vocab-from fudging and hunching (both words for cheating) to kimmies ("the marbles you are aiming for in the game")-and illustrated instructions for various games. Mibsters (marble-players) will appreciate learning the extensive history of the game, how marbles are made and directions on how to make a bag, to avoiding losing one's, well, you know. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Here is everything you ever wanted and needed to know about the venerable game of marbles. Beginning with a history that harks back to 4000 B.C. with clay marbles found in Egyptian tombs, authors Levine and Scudamore continue with a fascinating description of how today's marbles are made. Then there are marble facts, and marble names, and marble-playing words. Admit it—you always did want to know how aggies and allies got their names. There are also instructions on how to shoot, rules, tournament information, an index, and easy directions on how to play thirty-five games . . . not to mention some very nice photos of classic marbles by Levine. To top it all off, and to get you started, forty-four cats-eye marbles are included. This is one cool package. Come on, folks. Turn off the TV and the computer games and get down and dirty with your kids! 2004, Sterling, Ages 8 up.
—Kathleen Karr
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402711084
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Edition description: Book and Deluxe 44-Marble Set
  • Pages: 96

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