The player who did not throw out the Target Ball is the first player to toss a game ball at the Target Ball. The players alternate throws at the Target Ball trying to get their game ball as close as the can to the Target Ball.
The last player to toss their game ball at the Target Ball will be the player who started the round by tossing out the Target Ball. Players may toss a game ball and hit any game ball or the Target Ball that is part of the fun. If the Target Ball is hit and moved during a round of play, score points from the new position.
After all of the game balls are thrown, players walk up to the Target Ball to see which ONE player (or team) will score. The ONE player who scores will assume control of the Target Ball and start the next round of play. The next round of play starts from the general location where the Target Ball ended up and can be played in any forward direction.
If there is a TIE for the game balls that are closest to the Target Ball, REMOVE them and score form the remaining game balls.
If two game balls are several feet away from the Target Ball and are competing for points one player may have to Walk-It-Off to determine which game ball is closest.
The player who won the round of play starts the next round of play from the general location where the Target Ball ended up. If theTarget Ball gets tossed into an unsafe or hazardous are, a Replay condition may result. Both players must agree to a replay and control of the Target Ball does not change.
Rule #9 on the game bag is very interesting. It talks about a BAD THROW. A bad throw exist when a player who has just won control of the Target Ball starts a round of play with a game ball instead of the Target Ball! The player, who made the mistake, has to give the Target Ball to his or her opponent to start the round of play. Plus, take the “Walk of Shame” to retrieve their game ball. Plus, they have one point taken away from their score. So remember, always keep an eye on the Target Ball when starting a round of play.
Tips & Techniques
Note that all Murbles have the name embossed. For optimum ball control, grip the ball with your fingertips in these groves. This method allows you to spin the ball. You can use a reverse spin to make your ball stick upon contact with the ground. You can use a forward spin to gain distance on the firm ground. You can spin left or right to get into those tight spaces.
The complete rules to the game are printed on the back of the canvas carrying bag. I hope that you and your family and friends will enjoy your Murbles (the outdoor family game) for years to come.