Marble games can be divided into two types: the games in which a player tries to knock his opponent's marbles with his own (and win the marbles), and the games in which a player tries to hit a target or roll the opponent's marble through a hoop or into a hole.
There are specific ways to play marbles and to hold what is called the "shooter marble," which is a larger than the regular playing marbles. One method of shooting is called "knuckling" and another way is called "fulking." One can also roll or flick the marble until these other two methods are learned.
- Shooter -- taw
- Alleys -- marbles once made of alabaster
- Flints -- marble that look like flint
- Cloudies -- marbles that look cloudy