Marbles are one of the only things that seem to have defied time.
Historically, many games were played with marbles, such as; Mancala, a marble point-taking game; Aggravation, a marble-movement game; and Chinese Checkers, with a marbled-pawn adaption. Marbles are like the cockroaches of the gaming world. They’ve been here forever and they don’t plan on dying out anytime soon.
With good reason, marble-based games keep their place in the ranks of classic games. Many famous board games have been re-released with a special marble board or pawns to commemorate a special edition version. Chances are that you know someone who owns a marble chess set; it’s become a statement piece in the modern day.
Think back to your core memories, have you ever played the game Kerplunk? Pull sticks from a latticed grid to prevent marbles from dropping to the bottom and losing you points. I would play this for hours on end until my parents would lose their marbles.
Check out this list of your favorite marble board games and blasts from the past to play in the modern-day.
🏆 Our Top Picks for Best Marble Board Games
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Best Marble Board Games
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We hope you enjoyed our list of the best marble board games! These clever marble games incorporate all types of mechanics and themes, from science to fantasy, pirates to adventure — you’re sure to find a marble board game to roll with.
Have you tried any of the games on this list? Which one is your favorite? Drop a comment below and let us know what you think! We’d love to hear from you.
Lurking deep in the dungeon is an intermediate board gamer, testing her luck in Clank! When Jess isn’t writing about board games, she’s probably at a gaming cafe learning the ropes of a new game or savagely harvesting wheat in Catan. Her favorite types of games are deck-building, strategy table toppers, or social deduction thrillers like Werewolf. If you don’t see her after dark, you know why.