8 Player Hardwood Marbles and Jokers Game

available for order, Should ship within 5 business days
Only dark Sapele (mahogany) paddles
Fully sanded and ready to finish
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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.

Card Movement
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.

Player color indicator


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.

Board dimensions

Marbles and Jokers Game dimensions

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.

I rate the 8 Player Hardwood Marbles and Jokers Game I received from Don Strenz Woodworking as five stars. It is well made, the order was handled quickly and I received the order when Don Strenz Woodworking said I would. My brother initially referred me to your company. He was pleased as I am now. My only disappointment is that Don Strenz Woodworking isn't able to make a box or have one built that would be a welcome place to store the game. Thanks for the good work.
Excellent quality and packaging. My family and friends have really enjoyed getting together and playing Joker.
great quality, good workmanship, Fun game (adding an option of a wooden box to store it in would
be great!!)
You get what you pay for! Yes, there are other online vendors who call themselves craftsmen who offer this game for less money, but the high quality of this product makes it very worthwhile. Go ahead and spend a little extra money. It's well worth it and you'll never regret it for the quality you'll receive.
Really fun game for kids and adults.
This is a great game for 2 to 8 players. We are empty nesters now and find it lots of fun to play on a rainy night in SaddleBrooke, AZ.
Family fun, hilarious, had auntie laughing so hard she was snorting :)
We thoroughly enjoy this game. We like it so much that we have purchased the 8 board set two of our closest friends. We brought this game with us on an 18 Day Hawaiian Cruise and played every day? The workmanship of the board parts is superior as well as the portability. If you enjoy cottage games, this is the one to have.
We already had a joker board, but it could only play six, and it is very popular in our community. This one is beautiful, and takes up less space on the table, but you can play 8 (and have room in the middle for snacks!
Quality game parts, great finish and workmanship. Also fun to play with friends,
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