Venetian Glass Solitaire…individually hand-blown Venetian glass marbles, full of color, against a solid ebony board. Art in itself, functional and fun as beautiful home accessory and as solitaire game…
The game of Solitaire is reputed to have been invented by a nobleman confined in the Bastille prison during the early years of the French Revolution. Solitaire game is played with 36 marbles. The object is to eliminate all but one marble, which should ideally end up in the center of the game board.
Contents: A collection of 38 (two spares) (25mm. each) hand-made Venetian glass marbles. Game board made of non-endangered hardwood.
To play: Fill all the indents with marbles, then remove the center marble and place on the other ring. The player begins by selecting a marble that can jump over another marble in either horizontal or vertical directions and land in an empty space. Then the jumped marble is removed and placed on the outer ring. Continue jumping and removing marbles until no further moves are possible. In a perfect game, one marble remains in the center.