The best marble games 2024

Looking for a really good game whose central game element is marbles? We have created list of 30 best marbles games.

What are marbles?

A marble is a small ball-shaped toy made of glass, clay, steel, plastic or agate, for example. These marbles vary in size. Most often they are 1/2 inch to 1 inch (1.3 to 2.6 cm) in diameter, but they can be smaller than 1/30 inch (0.111 cm) or up to over 3 inches (7.75 cm) - some art glass marbles for display purposes are even over 12 inches (30 cm) tall.

What are marble games?

For us, marble games are parlor games (including expansions, promos, etc.) where marbles are used in the game. And real marbles as components of the game or game principle, not just pictures or the subject of marbles. Most people will be familiar with Abalone, but there are many great new game concepts that incorporate marbles as a central game element (e.g. Gizmos or Potion Explosion).

Parlor games with other game elements than marbles

Magnets | Play Dough | Dice | cards

list of the best marble games 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 420 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Gizmos

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    Gizmos is a dynamic and inventive board game that challenges players to build the most efficient and powerful machines at a competitive Science Fair. The game is a blend of strategy and resource management, where players vie to earn the most victory points through clever machine construction.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Gizmos
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 50 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Potion Explosion

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    Potion Explosion is a fun and engaging game for 2 to 4 players, created by Horrible Games and designed by Lorenzo Silva, Andrea Crespi, and Stefano Castelli. The game combines strategy and pattern recognition in a magical potion-brewing setting.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Potion Explosion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Potion Explosion

    • YouTube Review for the game "Potion Explosion" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Dr. Eureka

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    Dr. Eureka is a fast-paced, dexterity-based board game that challenges players to become the quickest and most precise scientist in the laboratory. Designed for players with a keen sense of logic and a steady hand, this game puts your problem-solving and fine motor skills to the test.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Dr. Eureka
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Magic Mountain

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Magic Mountain
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar

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    Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar is a thrilling adventure board game that is a restoration of the classic 1986 game Fireball Island. Players embark on a daring quest on Fireball Island, a place teeming with dangers like volcanic upheavals, feral tigers, lethal trees, and swarms of bees. The goal is to capture snapshots across the island while racing down treacherous paths and avoiding a barrage of hazards, including the iconic fireballs.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. BONK

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 13% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for BONK
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Bulls-Eye Ball

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    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Hop Hop Hooray!

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for Hop Hop Hooray!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Perplexus

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Piratenbillard

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Kulami

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Fireball Island

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Fireball Island

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fireball Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Das große Kullern

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for Das große Kullern
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Masters of Renaissance: Lorenzo il Magnifico – The Card Game

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. The Magnificent Race

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Magician's Kitchen

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for Magician's Kitchen
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 25 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Monte Rolla

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Monte Rolla
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Category Game

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Shiftago

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Shiftago
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 1 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. TAC

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Klondike

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Klondike
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Pyramidos

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Pyramidos
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Pyramidos

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pyramidos" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. Corner

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. ZÈRTZ

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    ZÈRTZ, the third installment in the GIPF Project series, is an abstract strategy game that involves players competing to collect sets of multi-colored balls. The gameplay takes place on a hexagonal board and incorporates elements reminiscent of Checkers. Players jump over balls to capture them, with the added twist of placing new balls on the board and strategically removing empty spaces from the edges.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for ZÈRTZ
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  25. Stomple

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Stomple
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Weapons & Warriors: Castle Combat Set

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    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Pentago

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    Pentago elevates the classic concept of aligning a sequence for victory—familiar in games like Connect 4—by introducing a dynamic and strategic twist to its gameplay. This abstract strategy game, suitable for two players, ingeniously combines the simplicity of placing marbles to form a sequence with the complexity of rotating parts of the game board, creating a constantly evolving puzzle.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for Pentago
    • 2 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Tricky Fingers

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    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. WobBally

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Inkognito

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    Inkognito is an intriguing board game that combines deduction, secret identities, and espionage in a vibrant setting. Players take on the roles of secret agents with hidden missions, navigating a world of intrigue as they try to identify their allies and complete their objectives without knowing who they can trust from the start.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1988

    More details for Inkognito
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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