Marble Games for Kids

Traveling Marbles Game

Concentrate and you will be on the other side of the room in a jiffy!
Concentrate and you will be on the other side of the room in a jiffy!
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Can you shoot your marbles straight enough to win this game? Try this traveling marbles game and see how far you can go. This marble game is perfect for kids that enjoy easy crafts.

Shooting marbles -- using one marble's motion to slam another marble into action -- is a game almost as old as time. Now see if you can master this fun new marble twist.

What You'll Need:

  • About 10 marbles
  • A carpeted room
  • A clock

Move all the furniture aside so you have a nice straight line across your carpeted room. Set one marble in the middle of the room, one near one end and one near the other end. Keep the rest of the marbles with you.

The object of the game is to move from one end of the room to the other. But you can go only as far as your marbles go. Start at one end of the room. Shoot your marbles at the marble you placed close to the end of the room where you are.

Go up to the marble that came closest to your target, and start over. When you hit the first target marble, pick it up and start shooting toward the marble in the center of the room.

Keep track of how long it takes you to make the journey to the far end of the room, or keep track of how many shots it takes to get there. This will work only on smooth, thick carpet.

Textured carpeting will make the "journey" tough. And tile or wood floors will send your marbles rolling out of control.

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