Collecting Marbles:
A Beginners Guide


Good News! My new book, Marbles, Activities and Games went on sale Friday, March 7th, 2014, 12:00 noon - 9:00 pm and Saturday, March 8th, 2014, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at The Moon Marble Company 600 East Front Street, Bonner Springs, Kansas.

I will also be introducing the book and playing marble games at the Mid-Continent Library Excelsior Springs Branch on Thursday night April 17 at 6:30.

Parents will appreciate The Marble Jar a timely idea for rewarding screen-free play.

Email Rich Maxwell at marblekeeper@gmail.com
Click on Picture Album for more pictures.


Collecting Marbles, A Beginner's Guide provides beginners with step-by-step instruction to help identify the key features to look for in a marble.

Presenting over 120 full-color images, this comprehensive
guide also introduces readers to, what the author calls,
the “Twelve Classics.”

As a bonus, Rich Maxwell includes photographs of the unique ways he displays his marble collection.

         • IDENTIFY THE BASIC FEATURES OF MARBLES
         • LEARN TO RECOGNIZE THE CLASSIC MARBLES
         • HOW TO FIND GOOD MARBLES AT ESTATE SALES
         • LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE OLD GAME OF RINGER

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If you want some copies of Marbles, Activities and Games, for the kids in your library, home, church, neighborhood, scout troop, youth club, summer camp ....email me at MarbleKeeper@gmail.com

Pictures in the Kansas City Star about the March 20th Spring Break Marbles Tournament can be viewed at the following link:

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/03/20/4133546/star-shots-best-photos-from-mar.html#storylink=misearch


Maxwell Featured in Sunday, Feb 24th In Kansas City Star Magazine:

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/02/20/4074721/mag-interview-marble-collector.html

Front Page Feature Article In December 2012 Issue of Best Times Magazine.

http://www.thebesttimes.org/people/cover_stories/1212_rich_maxwell.shtml

On October 14 and 15th, 2012 at the Shawnee Indian Mission's 26th Annual Fall Festival, Rich Maxwell, showed kids how to shoot marbles in the dirt.


Parents and children learned how to play Ring Taw, Knuckle Box, Holes and Lag Out. Maxwell is writing a new children's book, Marbles Rule! which will feature the best ring, square, wall and hole games every played! If you have suggestions you should contact email Maxwell today:  marblekeeper@gmail.com



On June 22, 2012 I was honored to have my book, presented to eleven-year-old Logan Mayberry of Clay County, Tenn., and 13-year-old Caleb Isaacson of Gunnison, Colo..the winners of the 2012 National Marbles Tournament, in Wildwood, NJ.

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