This solid maple wood solitaire game with dark stain is proudly made in the USA! It is sure to delight and amuse the soul for hours of play! When not in use, the stunning game will also serve as a beautiful focal point in any room. The glass marbles are an elegant compliment to the dark board that measures 12 inches in diameter. The goal of this classic Marble Solitaire strategy game is to remove all but one marble, by inch jumping inch one marble over another, either horizontally or vertically. Legend says that Solitaire was invented to entertain Louis XIV, The Sun King who ruled from 1643 to 1715. A French engraving dating from 1697 shows Princess de Soubise playing the game of solitaire. This humble game of strategy has challenged and stumped mathematicians, royalty, and the run of the mill game-players for centuries. It’s no wonder that Solitaire has captivated so many throughout the years. One could spend an entire morning (afternoon and evening) trying to win at this game.