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Marbles in the cup

Time: approx. 5 - 10 min.
Recommended age: all ages
Size of group: playable with a few teammates
Time for preparation: none
Material: Marbles, cup

Game description

Those who have ever played billiards have a definite advantage with this game. The objective is to get the marbles into a cup by rebound. To make sure all players experience the same conditions and opportunities, the game leader positions the cup diagonally across the stone. Now, the kids have to play the marble against the stone in a way so that it bounces off and rolls into the cup. For every hit, you get one point. If the player fails, the marble is passed on to the next player.


To increase the thrill, you can play the following variation: After a player fails, the marble is not passed on but stays there. With a little luck, one of the following players may get two or three marbles simultaneously into the cup. To give all kids the same chances, for the second round, the last player from the first game starts and the game continuous the other way around.


The winner is the player who gets the most marbles in the cup.

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