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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Marble Dome from Parker Brothers (1994)

A dealer ad from 1994, showcasing the Marble Dome game from Parker Brothers. The object of the up to four-player game was to use the mobilized marble dispenser to fire marbles at other players’ goals. Once the supply of marbles was exhausted, the player with the fewest marbles in their goal was the winner. Marble Dome required no batteries and was marketed as, “the 3-D game of rapid-fire marbles and lightning quick reflexes!”

“zigzag” a series of marbles up a ramp and into your opponent’s tray. The first person to get rid of all their marbles won. Players could even adjust the ramps’ slope to increase the challenge or handicap one player.

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