This was a common game for children of the 1860’s.The object of the game is to knock as many marbles as you can out of a designated area. Begin by drawing a circle (approximately 3 feet in diameter) in the dirt or with chalk on a hard flat surface. Next throw the 10 small marbles into the circle. Cradle the large marble in your index finger and tuck your thumb behind the marble. Keeping your finger outside the circle lay your hand on the ground and flick the marble out of your hand with your thumb. When a marble is knocked out of the circle it is won by the shooter. The shooter with the most marbles wins. /!\ WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-This toy is a small ball. Not for children under 3 yrs.