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Ready, Aim, Fire

In a slight variation of the classic game, players stand at a setline and take turns flicking their marbles towards a hole. In the traditional game, the players each have 10 marbles, and the goal is to have the most marbles in the hole.

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Disney Gives Life to Lewis Carroll’s Croquet Match

In 1951, Disney adapted Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland into a movie by the same name. A naïve girl named Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a whole new world, characterized by bizarre creatures, talking animals, and even stranger customs. One such tradition is the Queen of Heart’s game of croquet, with flamingos for mallots, human cards for hoops, and live hedgehogs for balls.

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Don’t Lose Your Marbles

Although somewhat smaller than most balls, marbles share the same spherical shape, and are a classic pastime. No one knows where they originated, but marbles have nonetheless evolved from simple stones in Egyptian times to artisan and industry crafted spheres.

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