The other day, when we had finished up lunch and the dishes, we needed something for the girls to do. It was wet and rainy, as has been the case here for the last two months it seems. So, we opted for tabletop marbles. We used the normal marble rules but we had a tablecloth that formed the shooting ring.
Now, I don’t know all the rules and we only had one shooter marble. It got passed around and each person got a shot. On your shot, any marbles that made it outside of the center ring of the tablecloth (it was a circus themed cloth, after all) you got to keep. If you didn’t connect with any marbles the first time, you got an extra shot. (I’m a softie that way.)
Tabletop marbles lasted us a long time and we had a lot of fun. Especially since we found a different way to reset the marbles at the beginning of each game. I wish I could claim the whole idea of tabletop marbles but I have to give credit where credit is due. My awesome mother-in-law came up with the idea when the girls were getting restless and it was a hit. I imagine the girls will be asking to play tabletop marbles again next time it rains.