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I know it’s evil to talk about Xmas this early, but this Amaze-N-Marbles game reminds me of when I was a kid.  By arranging the series of wooden tracks and chutes correctly, my brother and I could make the marble travel quite a distance down these little guides.  This stuff was pure awesomeness, both simple and fun — and it actually required thinking and imagination, which I find sadly lacking in children’s toys today.

Sadly, Mom was constantly having to confiscate our old set.  Brothers being brothers, we took the first chance available after a failed run to beat each other with the blocks and sling the marbles at each other.  That would end our marble-running for a few weeks at a time.

This set costs around $25 for an entire bag of them.  Of course, the tricky craftsmen could make their own sets for less, if they were willing to spend the time.

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2 Responses to It’s Just Cool: Mazes For Marbles

  1. michael says:

    i wanna buy it how much

  2. Larry says:

    When we were kids and grounded during warmer weather, we would build roller coasters out of marbles, a doubled back garden hose and electricians tape. Available objects like bikes (standing up or lying down), bricks, boards etc. served as the hills and dips and whatnot. You had to build the track so that the marble didn’t get up too much speed and jump off the track. Good way to spend a couple of afternoons.

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