Learn More About The Marble Man and Our Games
The Marble Man is a game board and marble business established in 1983. It was started by Jack and Sue Hahn after Jack sold several Chinese checkerboards at a craft show where Sue was doing her off-loom weaving.
Over the years, we have experimented with various materials and finishes that we use for our boards. Sue developed our unique, brightly colored tie-dyed boards through several years of trial and error.
Most of the game boards we produce are made of pine wood. However, we also use an assortment of hardwood depending on its demand and availability.
We drill, finely sand, and stain the wood to create beautiful products. Either dark (red mahogany), medium (special walnut), or light (golden oak) pigments are used to color the boards we have crafted. Finally, the boards are finished with three coats of water-based polyurethane
You may turn to us for game boards in the following colors:
- Turquoise Blue
- Hot Pink
The marble aspect of our business has evolved along with our game boards. When we first started making our game boards in 1984 we bought the six standard colors of marbles. However, a lot of our clients kept asking if we offered anything else, so we looked for factories in West Virginia and established a working relationship with them.
Throughout the years, we have gotten hold of several limited-run and miscellaneous items, which we have shared on a limited basis. We only labeled their boxes depending on where and when we got them.
We have been organizing our stuff lately and found some items we would want to share with our collectors. We will be taking photos and posting them on our website as we can.
Any payments made through Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and PayPal are accepted. We strongly recommend not sending cash in the mail. For questions, please reach out to us via email (please put the word “Marble” in the subject line). You may also call us at (804) 448-9100.
We have found that the United States Postal Service (USPS) offers the best price for shipping most of our packages. When you purchase a product from us, please take note of the following regarding our postage and handling:
- We insure your items and/or purchase delivery confirmation to track the more expensive products we ship accurately.
- We will select the postal service based on how soon you need the package.
- We will ship your product within a few days after we receive your order. However, the delivery of your purchase may take longer if we are out of town.
- We will get in touch with you immediately if there is any unexpected delay in putting your order together.
Should you be displeased with any item that we sent, please contact us within two weeks after receiving it. We will gladly work with you for the return, replacement, or exchange of your product.
Note: Postage and handling costs will not be refunded.
We will not sell or share any information we ask of you. You can also rely on us not to provide access to other parties regarding your information.
We will not store your card number on any computerized system as well. All copies of it will be destroyed, except for the information required by banks.
Please use good judgment in exposing young children to marbles, as they can be a choking hazard. Make sure children are taught rules (no marbles in mouth, nose, etc.) and given responsibility (pick up after play) when playing with these items.
You must also supervise children properly as they handle the marbles. That is unless you are sure that they can be trusted with the products.
The name “The Marble Man” is protected by Federal Trademark Registration #1789522. Registered and accepted in Aug. 1993, this registration has been renewed and remains in full force. The use in any form without our express permission is illegal.