Blue Ridge, Va. resident Ted Puckett plays a game of murbles with Salem, Va. resident Ginger Taylor June 16 at Pipestem State Park. Murbles, a spin-off of the traditional marbles game, can be played just about anywhere. Each player gets three balls of a certain color, known as murbles, and the white point ball, seen here in the foreground, is first tossed forward at any distance. Players then take turns tossing their murbles, trying to get it as close to the point ball as possible. Each ball represents a point, and they are received by the one player who gets the closest to the point ball. The person who gets the points also gets possession of the point ball for the next round, and players can toss it anywhere, whether it's in open ground or in an area with obstacles. The game allows for tons of imagination.
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