Marble Games

June 27, 2019

We’ve had marbles on our minds recently, so why not review a few of the most popular (modern day) marble games! Be sure to also check out It’s a Marbleous Life on display now at EnterTRAINment Junction!

1. Chinese checkers

This is one of my favorite games because it’s both fast and fun! The objective of the game is to be the first to race all of your marbles across the hexagram-shaped board to your “home.” (aka the opposite corner from which you started) You do this by using single-step moves or moves that jump over other pieces. It’s a lot of fun trying to come up with a route hopping over as many marbles as you can in a single turn!

Chinese Checkers

2. Mancala

This was a game I enjoyed growing up. The object of this game is to collect as many marbles as possible before clearing one of the sides. During their turn, the player will grab all of the marbles from a hole on their side and drop them, one by one, in succeeding holes in a counter-clockwise direction.


3. Hungry hungry hippos

This is a classic children’s game! The objective being that each player collects as many marbles as possible with their ‘hippo.’ After all, they are hungry! 🙂

4. Aggravation

The object of the game is to be the first player to have all 4 of their marbles at their “home” section of the board. In this game you can capture an opponent’s piece by landing on the same space as them… also known as “aggravating.” (We all know those people!)
The nice thing about the games listed above is that they’re GREAT for families to enjoy together-kids and adults both!  Do you have a favorite marble game? Or perhaps one that isn’t listed? Let us know on Facebook and be sure to check out our other blog post on train games for kids! (We are still a train place!)