marbleboardgames

Marble Board Games Handmade Hardwood Board Games

Sandy, Utah
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Marble Board Games, LLC - We are a husband/wife artisan team, in the trade of handcrafted hardwood game boards. Our most popular is the hardwood marble solitaire followed by the Chinese Checkers, Irk and Mancala. But you could try something new. WOW, Push, Go and Cribbage are all great games as well. Come on in. Buy a beautiful gift for your friend's home and your own.

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Last updated on Dec 23, 2021

Hello and welcome to MarbleBoardGames.com!

Marble Board Games, LLC - We are a husband/wife artisan team, in the trade of handcrafted hardwood game boards. Our most popular is the hardwood marble solitaire followed by the Chinese Checkers, Irk and Mancala. But you could try something new. WOW, Push, Go and Cribbage are all great games as well. Come on in. Buy a beautiful gift for your friend's home and your own.

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About marbleboardgames

Sales 2,379
On Etsy since 2009
Video summary: Who we are, our process and history.

Our selection of handcrafted solid wood games are unrivaled, beauty and fun -all in one.

I have always loved working with wood as a hobby. After decades of working in the accounting field, at 55 years old, I was furloughed. Jobs were hard to come by so I took to doing what I loved in my home shop. I began making birdhouses and cutting boards. I evolved to game boards after receiving a call from a gentleman in Arizona who asked if I could make him some. He tried to describe them to me and then sent one up. I took a look and told him I could replicate that but I suggested he make the pattern bigger and use strips of wood glued together to stabilize the board to help prevent warping. He liked the idea and said "Send me 500." I just about fainted. And just like that, our home business was born.  I've since made tens of thousands of game boards. We have many games in our inventory including age-old favorites such as Mancala, Mazes, Chess, Chinese Checkers, Aggravation and our perennial best seller, Marble Solitaire.  Most of these games require marbles, none require batteries.    My sweet wife and I began traveling and attending craft shows to display our work. The Internet was born and here we are still going strong. We still get out to craft shows and love seeing new and return customers and friends. It thrills us when someone calls or comes by that has purchased a board for themselves and put it to good use in the past and is now looking for unique gifts for friends, family, or employees. Seeing people enjoy our craft is heartwarming. We've grown a little bit over the years but not too much. We've enlisted the help of our grandchildren. Every one of our 23 grandchildren have spent time in the shop, cutting and sorting wood, loading marbles on finished boards, and packaging them up for shipment. The tradition continues with the next generation.  Our 49 great-grandchildren now enjoy working with "Super Grandma and Grandpa".



We have gained many loyal customers who share their love for beautiful handcrafted woodwork.  While playing the games with family and friends, you will be sure to create fond memories to cherish.  Each board is a beautiful piece of furniture you will be proud to display.  



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Dirk and Daryl Olsen

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  • Dirk and Daryl Olsen

    Owner

    We started our business in 1996.

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
We are a husband/wife artisan team, Marble Board Games, LLC., in the trade of fine woodworking. We specialize in handcrafted, hardwood board games played with colorful, classic marbles. These are all heritage board games. All our work is original and unique in design. We are located just 10 miles south of Salt Lake City in Sandy, Utah.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Every item we sell is carefully inspected before it is shipped. If something is wrong, please inform us within seven days of your receipt of the product. Buyer is responsible for all return shipping and insurance. We must be notified within 7 days of the customers receipt of the product. All products to be returned must be carefully repackaged in their original packing.

RETURNS and Free shipping: Once we receive the product back in satisfactory condition, we will refund the original purchase price LESS a $20.00 service fee. While we offer "Free shipping", we all know shipping is not free. The cost of shipping is built into the price of the product. The service fee covers the cost of the original shipping.

Please note, all our items are handcrafted with natural woods which add variety and beauty. Every item is unique. There are variations in the woods and the item you receive will not be the exact woods or boards in the pictures shown. If you need something specific, please contact us in advance. While we'll work hard to get close to what you request, we cannot guarantee because of the natural variety of woods.
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Shipping
We mainly ship through UPS and USPS Priority Mail. Delivery is FREE for items shipped within the contiguous United States. For shipment outside the contiguous United States, please contact us in advance for a shipping quote.

International shipping: Buyer is fully responsible for any customs, duty, and/or import taxes charged by the receiving country. We do not know or control what taxes every country may charge for you to receive the products. Please verify with authorities in the receiving country if there will be any additional taxes due upon receipt of the product in advance of placing your order.