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I remember playing with marbles over drains in the playground as a kid, and I loved them. I think I still have my old marbles somewhere. Not sure if the kids these days even know what marbles are?

hspexy
1 year ago
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Mango4
Mango41 year ago

Oh used to love playing marbles in primary school and had quite a collection, of prettys , steelys and of course dobbers. Not sure children bother anymore or whether they are even allowed them in school now, I believe Conkers have been banned in many schools , and that was another great playtime pass time when I was at school.

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hspexy
hspexy
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1 year ago

Lol it’s so silly to ban conkers, as they’re so easy to come by during the autumn period. Definitely health and safety gone mad!

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 year ago

I guess lots of folk would be worried having them around as a choking hazard. I never heard of anyone doing so and we all played with them when we were kids. I guess I would worry with toddlers around but bought some for grandson when he was old enough to know better than put them in his mouth.

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hspexy
hspexy
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1 year ago

Lol so many things these days have safety disclaimers, you’d think people in the past were dying left right and centre from them. Always good to be safe, but it’s so silly to wrap kids in cotton wool these days

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Johnny
Johnny1 year ago

hspexy Remember British Bulldog?

You cant play that in many schools now too. Shame!

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hspexy
hspexy
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1 year ago

Johnny lol I’ve never played that, but I looked it up, so it’s some kind of tag game? If so, then it‘s definitely it allowed in most schools these days. Very sad times

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JjacquelineWwri
JjacquelineWwri1 year ago

I used to love playing marbles. We used to get them as Christmas presents too!! I use to get them for my children as stocking fillers for Christmas but they never once played with them so I stopped buying 😔

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hspexy
hspexy
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1 year ago

Oh no that’s a shame. I guess there’s so many technologically advanced things available, marbles don’t get a look in

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arussell322
arussell3221 year ago

as far as i recall my daughter briefly played with them at about age 5 but never at school so possibly they are banned at school, that was nearly 5 years ago and i dont recall seeing any kidsaround us playing with marbles like we used to as kids, too many other high tech distractions these days 😞

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hspexy
hspexy
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1 year ago

yes tech definitely has taken over, particularly the smart tech that everyone is into and completely engrossed with. Such a shame

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ACR
ACR1 year ago

It could become popular again if someone releases a School Yard Marbles computer game version for the Xbox or PS4 😉 There have been quite a few 'marble' computer games already, but they don't reflect the original physical game 🔮

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KazLou
KazLou1 year ago

i loved playing with them when younger. i have not seen any child play with them for years, i havent even seen them for sale in the shops.

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SaverDeals
SaverDeals1 year ago

They definitely do! I think it may be less common but from what I have seen, it's still very popular in the classrooms. I think as they don't see them as often, once they have learnt how to use them, they enjoy the change from electronics!

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CathSho13
CathSho131 year ago

My son used to play marbles through an app on his phone 🤣 wasnt interested in the real thing though. We bought him some one xmas and the adults had more fun playing with them than the kids did 🙊

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hspexy
hspexy
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1 year ago

Lol marbles on the phone? Haha I’ll have to look that up. Can’t imagine it being as good as the real thing. I used to love rolling them lol

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CathSho13
CathSho131 year ago

hspexy not as good as the real thing. Theres no real skill involved just the swipe of a finger 🤣

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hspexy
hspexy
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1 year ago

CathSho13 lol definitely not as good as the real thing then. I used to love my collection of marbles - just holding them and marvelling at their patterns was a past time on its own (simpler times!)

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rachtalbot20
rachtalbot201 year ago

I use to love playing marbles

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nipperjwb
nipperjwb1 year ago

My grandkids love playing marbles. Not sure we play marbles how they should be played we just sort of tty and hit the other marbles and make the rules up as we go along 😂

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen151 year ago

I dont think ive ever heard of a child in the last 10 years playing with marbles! Not sure half of them know what toys are now that arent electronic!

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peeej
peeej1 year ago

My boy loves building marble runs.......he can spend hours construction massive runs for them,

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