This is an old-fasioned small wooden marble solitaire game that makes a nice travel companion or gift. The set is wood square that features a wooden door on the side that slides open. The game includes blue glass marbles that store inside the board when not in use. Legend says that Solitaire was invented to entertain Louis XIV, "The Sun King" who ruled from 1643 to 1715. A French engraving dating from 1697 shows Princess de Soubise playing the very fashionable game. The goal of this classic Marble Solitaire strategy game is to remove as many marbles as possible, by "jumping" one marble over another, either horizontally or vertically. The rules are deceptively simple as it is definitely an intriguing challenge. It's no wonder that Solitaire has endured in popularity over the centuries.
- Nostalgic wooden travel-sized marble solitaire
- 33 glass marbles included
- Storage compartment inside of board stores the marbles
- Solid wood board measures 5 inches