An Outdoor Game For All Ages
Take Murbles Anywhere
Murbles is an outdoor game designed for all ages and can be played by the whole family. In fact, Murbles can be played by three generations! The game balls are sized to fit smaller hands and light enough not to hurt older shoulders.
Murbles is a great outdoor game and can be played almost anywhere. Obstacles like uneven ground, bushes, trees, even water (Murbles are buoyant) become part of the game. For more excitement, use the obstacles to your advantage when playing the game.
How to Play Murbles
To get started, players pick their game ball color that they will play with. Proceed to dump all of the Murbles out of the bag onto the ground. Whichever player’s game ball color is closest to the Target Ball (the white ball) assumes control of the Target Ball and starts the game. The players now pick up their game ball and are ready to play.
Standing comfortably side-by-side, the player with control of the Target Ball decides where to toss out the Target Ball, starting the game. The Target Ball must be tossed out at least 3 feet.
All throws are forward and underarm throws only from 3-30 feet (do not overpower your opponent). To make the game more exciting, remember to use the obstacles in the terrain to your advantage and your opponent’s disadvantage.
Once the Target Ball is in play both players must remain in their relative positions. Neither player can change locations to gain a better throwing position at the Target Ball.
The player who did not throw out the Target Ball is the first player to toss a game ball at the Target Ball. The players alternate throws at the Target Ball trying to get their game ball as close as the can to the Target Ball.
The last player to toss their game ball at the Target Ball will be the player who started the round by tossing out the Target Ball. Players may toss a game ball and hit any game ball or the Target Ball that is part of the fun. If the Target Ball is hit and moved during a round of play, score points from the new position.
After all of the game balls are thrown, players walk up to the Target Ball to see which ONE player (or team) will score. The ONE player who scores will assume control of the Target Ball and start the next round of play. The next round of play starts from the general location where the Target Ball ended up and can be played in any forward direction.
If there is a TIE for the game balls that are closest to the Target Ball, REMOVE them and score form the remaining game balls.
If two game balls are several feet away from the Target Ball and are competing for points one player may have to Walk-It-Off to determine which game ball is closest.
The player who won the round of play starts the next round of play from the general location where the Target Ball ended up. If theTarget Ball gets tossed into an unsafe or hazardous are, a Replay condition may result. Both players must agree to a replay and control of the Target Ball does not change.
Rule #9 on the game bag is very interesting. It talks about a BAD THROW. A bad throw exist when a player who has just won control of the Target Ball starts a round of play with a game ball instead of the Target Ball! The player, who made the mistake, has to give the Target Ball to his or her opponent to start the round of play. Plus, take the “Walk of Shame” to retrieve their game ball. Plus, they have one point taken away from their score. So remember, always keep an eye on the Target Ball when starting a round of play.
Tips & Techniques
Note that all Murbles have the name embossed. For optimum ball control, grip the ball with your fingertips in these groves. This method allows you to spin the ball. You can use a reverse spin to make your ball stick upon contact with the ground. You can use a forward spin to gain distance on the firm ground. You can spin left or right to get into those tight spaces.
The complete rules to the game are printed on the back of the canvas carrying bag. I hope that you and your family and friends will enjoy your Murbles (the outdoor family game) for years to come.