How to Play Marble Solitaire

Apr 15, 2023

Materials Needed:

  • Marble Solitaire board game (with holes for marbles)
  • 36 marbles of one color (or any small balls or tokens)

How to Play:

  1. To start the game, all but one of the holes on the board must be filled with marbles, leaving only one empty hole.
  2. The objective of the game is to remove as many marbles as possible by jumping over them with another marble until no more moves are possible.
  3. A marble can only be moved by jumping over another marble that is adjacent to it and landing in an empty hole on the opposite side of the jumped marble. The marble that was jumped over is removed from the board.
  4. Players can only move one marble at a time.
  5. The game ends when no more moves are possible or only one marble remains on the board. The goal is to remove as many marbles as possible, leaving only one marble on the board.


  • The player's score is based on the number of marbles remaining on the board at the end of the game.
  • The maximum score possible is one marble remaining, which would give the player a perfect score.

Tips and Strategies:

  • The best starting move is to remove a marble from the center of the board to create more potential moves.
  • Look ahead and plan moves to create chains of jumps.
  • Keep marbles in the corners of the board as they are harder to remove and can be used in chains.
  • Be careful not to trap marbles in areas of the board where they cannot be jumped.

That's it! Now that you understand how to play Marble Solitaire, give it a try and see how many marbles you can remove.

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