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Dan Rosewater
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Hi Folks!

I offer 1 for the correct answer. (Proof will be a BGG entry with according images).

When I recently approved the following image for the game obsession

it reminded me a game I played with when I was a little kid (30 years ago). It was similar but different.
There was a track for a marble to roll in an lying eight (?) with a ramp to enter that track. There were pits so that the marble could stop somewhere (like a ball in roulette). Some of the pits would mean to take a card from one or more stacks. It was all made of black plastic (except the marble). I have no more memories about the goal of the game.
Does anyone remember what I am describing?

Thanks for your support.

edit: typo (as Ben revealed)
 
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Lots of searching has yielded nothing! There are a ton of marble games out there, but I couldn't find anything matching your description. Was it manufactured by a popular game company? Or was it possibly something hand-made?
 
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You check any of these in the geeklist:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/3504
 
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Dan Rosewater
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Skadar wrote:
Was it manufactured by a popular game company? Or was it possibly something hand-made?


I think it must have been one of the bigger companies (like Parker). Otherwise it would not be available near us. It was definately not something hand made (plastic mold, not wooden). The Track the marble went down served somekind as a randomizer for events; the marble stopped depending on its speed in different pits each time. Because the plastic stuff someday was broken it was thrown away by my parents. However I was 5 or 6 years old then -> only dull memories are left.


 
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Well, I got onto Hasbro's site and started to look at their archived instruction manuals in the hope that I'd locate the game.

I made it halfway through G before giving up. If someone wants to continue from that point, go for it!
 
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As you see on my today's post it took me almost a year to find that game...
and yes it was in the database... the game was first published 1959 and changed its appearance until today.
It's Traffic by Carlit (a Swiss publisher).
I found a picture that shows what I described and uploaded it on BGG

 
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