Learn to Shoot Marbles
You can play marbles inside or outside. Inside you can play on any surface: tile, wood, carpet or on a mat. Inside use tape, string or yarn to make a circle. If you are playing outside, find a smooth, flat surface away from busy roads, driveways or sidewalks. On outside cement surface or pavement, use chalk to draw boundaries for your game. In dirt or sand, make a circle with a stick; this is how Esperanza, Ramón Pinto, Carlos, Tío Francisco and Ndeh-zin played marbles.
Before you start to play, decide if you are playing a game of “friendlies” or “keepsies”. In a friendly game, everyone takes his or her own marbles home at the end of play. In a “keepsies” game, it’s an agreed on competition with the winner taking home all the marbles.
|There are many different ways to shoot a marble: