I used to see the little boys shooting marbles in the dirt when I was in grade school and was always intrigued (this was when I wasn't playing kickball with them, my absolute favorite). Not so much by the actual game, but by the gorgeous glass marbles in their stashes. I had to buy my own. That is, when I wasn't buying Japanese stickers to fill up my albums and trade them during recess. I have my own stash of miniature glass marbles now, so I made two mice in a "dirt box" playing the game....whatever it is!