There must be at least 101 ways to play marbles. This web site will describe some of the marbles games that people play.

It is important to agree on the rules when you play marbles, so nobody accuses you of cheating. If you want to "play for keeps", then you should talk about it at first and agree that the winner gets to keep some marbles. Playing keepsie's is fun until you loose your favourite marble!

Keepsie's - you keep marbles that you win.

Friendlies - you get all of your marbles back at the end of the game.

Any kid who ever had a collection of marbles has favourite marbles. If you are willing to risk your marbles in a game of keepsie's, you had better either be a good shooter, or be a good sport