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So, who here likes marbles :P ?

These toy spheres come in all kinds of different colours: some of them are one solid colour; others are multi-coloured; and some are see-through, with perhaps a little coloured bit inside. They also come in a variety of sizes and materials: they can be made out of real marble, but you're more likely to find glass or plastic ones these days. Over the centuries, they've been used in a wide variety of games: sometimes they're rolled, and other times they're just used as counters or playing pieces.

Myself, I always enjoyed playing with these. I had quite a lot of plastic track pieces for building marble runs: it was a good chance to get creative by combining straight and curved pieces. Or, other times, I would build a tower out of dominoes, and then roll marbles at it to try and knock it down :P . Then I also had sets of other games (such as Solitaire) which used marbles as the playing pieces, but I guess those games are a matter for another thread, really!

What about you?
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I loved them. I always think of the marbles my great aunt had that I always played with. They’re just pretty to look at. I think I still have a set of marbles.
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(08-24-2019, 04:48 PM)Megan Wrote: I loved them. I always think of the marbles my great aunt had that I always played with. They’re just pretty to look at. I think I still have a set of marbles.

Nice :D . What do they look like?

Most of mine are just the standard "Cat's eye" design, which are see-through with a multi-coloured stripe. From memory, some of them had a red/blue/yellow coloured stripe, and some had a green/blue/yellow one. There may have been some in other colours, but those were the two main ones.

(I probably still have quite a few of them somewhere!)
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My brother used to collect marbles, so I did use to play with them.
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(09-07-2019, 10:59 AM)Opal Fruit Wrote: My brother used to collect marbles, so I did use to play with them.

Nice :)

Did he have any that you particularly liked?
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Its been YEARS since I've seen em. I think they were all kinds of colors. Actually my dad found a box of marbles in his dresser a few weeks back. Pretty sure those were hers.

I have some in one of my totes (different set). I think those ones are blue.
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I used to buy marbels for ten cents a piece when I was a wee lad.... endless fun they provided.

I remember being particularly fond of the clashing sound they made when they ricochet'd off the walls and/or against each other.

I think I still have a few lying around.
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