Country Games: Marble Game, Mumblety-Peg and More

Recapture simple living from a bygone era and play country games such as pitching horseshoes, play-party and more.



Marble Illustration
Country boys knuckling down for a brisk game of marbles probably didn’t know they were engaging in a pastime popular among the ancient Romans.
Illustration Courtesy Voyageur Press
Barn Illustration
Come autumn, boys arrived at school with serious pursuit in mind, their pockets bulging with marbles.
Illustration Courtesy Voyageur Press
Old Time Country Wisdom And Lore
Enjoy perusing through “Old-Time Country Wisdom and Lore,” a handy reference guide filled with 1,000 projects, pastimes, recipes and down-home truths and over 400 vintage illustrations. This illustrated encyclopedia brings wisdom, advice and joy from the simple life of the countryside and from a bygone time.
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Horseshoe Illustration
An aura of superstition has surrounded the horseshoe for centuries. Ancient Romans attributed magical properties to anything made of iron, and so equine hardware was regarded as a good-luck symbol.
Illustration Courtesy Voyageur Press
House Illustration
The clang of a horseshoe landing bestride its mark is a summer sound that evokes memories of good companionship, good exercise, and possibly a good cold drink of well water.
Illustration Courtesy Voyageur Press
Jackknife Illustration
A popular game in those times was variously known as mumble-the-peg, mumblety-peg, or mumblepeg, depending upon the area from which you hailed. Two players or more could take part, the only prerequisites being their jackknives and soft ground.
Illustration Courtesy Voyageur Press











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