In Marbles and Jokers, players race their marbles around the track by drawing cards. The first player to get their five marbles home wins the game. You can also play with teams. Marbles and Jokers is particularly popular with RVers. It is portable and stores neatly in its box.
The game is also known as Pegs And Jokers, Jokers and Pegs, the Social Security Game, and Jokers and Marbles. The game is similar to Parcheesi and Sorry, which were derived from the ancient Indian game of Pachisi.
Our Pegs and Jokers and Marbles and Jokers games are played the same. The difference is that Marbles and Jokers paddles are 2 inches longer to accommodate the marbles. And, obviously, our Pegs and Jokers are played with pegs rather than marbles.
For ages 7 and up. 2 to 8 players.
|Ace||Either bring one peg out of start to come-out or move one peg forward 1 hole|
|2, 3, 4, 5, 6||Move one peg forward 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 holes|
|7||Either move one peg forward 7 holes, or split 7 between two pegs|
|8||Move one peg backward 8 holes|
|9||Either move one peg forward 9 holes or split 9 moves between two pegs - one moving forward and the other backward|
|10||Move one peg forward 10 holes|
|Jack Queen King||Either bring one peg out of start or move one peg forward 10 holes|
|Joker||Bring one peg out of start and place it in any hole on the track|
Full instructions are included in the box.
The game includes everything needed to play!
Included With Your Marbles and Jokers Game
♦ 48 marbles of eight vivid colors. The marbles are 9/16" diameter.
♦ Printed playing instructions.
♦ 4 decks of playing cards.
♦ A velveteen draw string bag to store the marbles.
♦ Eight 14" solid hardwood Marbles & Jokers game paddles made of 4 different hardwoods.
♦ Your game arrives in a reusable white cardboard box that you can use to store the game.
Hardwood Game Paddles
Our hardwood game paddles are 14" long, 3 inches high, and 3/4" thick. Each paddle is finished with a durable shellac/urethane varnish finish. Most of the woods are harvested here in Upstate New York from replenished forests.
You will get 8 game paddles made from four different hardwoods. 2 Rock Maple paddles, 2 Cherry paddles, 2 Sapele (mahogany) paddles, and 2 Oak paddles. Or, check the Dark Wood option above to get all dark Sapele (mahogany) paddles.
The paddles interlock with loose round mortise and tenon joints (see the photos).
You get 6 marbles for each game paddle: A total of 48 marbles of eight different colors. Although only 40 marbles are needed to play an 8-player game (5 pegs per player), our unique design adds one stationary marble to the top of each paddle to indicate each player's color. This unique design allows each player or team to choose both a hardwood paddle and a marble color. Players can easily see each color's home position even if all of a player's marbles are in play.
Each paddle is 14 inches long and approximately 3" high. They are 3/4" thick solid hardwood, finished with durable polyurethane.
* A 4 player game consumes 14 inches square.
* A 6 player game consumes 26 inches square.
* An 8 player game consumes 31 inches square.
Note that the photos shown are of one of our Marbles and Jokers games and are not necessarily photos of the exact item you will receive.