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What are some rules for playing marbles?

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The object of marbles is to have the most marbles at the end of the game by knocking marbles out of a ring using a tolley. A tolley is a marble that cannot exceed three quarters of an inch in size.

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What are some rules for playing marbles?
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Though there is a set of official rules, used at the annual World Marbles Championship in Sussex, England, there are many variations of the game. The official rules require two teams of six. The two teams play the game in a ring that is 6 feet in diameter. The middle of the ring contains 49 standard marbles with a 1/2-inch diameter pressed tightly together.

Each player posses a tolley, which he shoots at the marbles in an attempt to knock the marbles out of the ring. If the player is successful in knocking one or more marbles out of the ring and his tolley remains in the ring, he takes another turn. If a player does not knock a marble out of the ring and his tolley remains within the ring, the opposing team can knock his tolley out of the ring. If that happens, the owner of the tolley must play the rest of the game with a handicap.

The two teams take turns until the last marble is knocked out of the ring and the game ends. The team or player with the most marbles wins.

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