During a recent play date at a friend's house, Laurel fell in love with playing marble solitaire. I had never seen this game before but I loved the simplicity, compactness, and natural look (it's simply a wood base + marbles). And admittedly, I wanted to have a crack at the game myself. I ordered the game to include in Laurel's big sister gift bag from Violet and we've since had a great time playing, whether together or in solitary form. The concept is simple -- set up the marbles with an empty space in the center and every time you jump a marble (as in checkers), place the jumped marble in the circular holder rim. The object is to clear the board. The best I've gotten to so far is five marbles remaining; I hope to improve on that soon!