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[[File:Gobstones.jpg|right|thumb|200px|A game of Gobstones, "''Snake Pit''" Rules.]]
 
[[File:Gobstones.jpg|right|thumb|200px|A game of Gobstones, "''Snake Pit''" Rules.]]
   
'''Gobstones''' is a popular game played with special stones, similar to the [[Muggle]] game of marbles except that when a player loses a point, the gobstone then spits a putrid liquid at the player.
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'''Gobstones''' is a game mostly popular amongst [[Wizardkind|wizarding]] children<ref name="Pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book3/chapter11/moment1/gobstones New from J.K. Rowling: "Gobstones"]</ref> played with special stones, similar to the [[Muggle]] game of [[marbles]] except that when a player loses a point, the gobstone then spits a putrid liquid at the player.
   
 
==Variations==
 
==Variations==
There are three variants of Gobstones: "''Classic''" Game (where you have to knock seven Gobstones out of the circle before your opponent does), "''Jack Stone''" Game (where after four snaps your Gobstone must be the one closest to the Jack Gobstone) and the "''Snake Pit''" Game (which is similar to "''Jack Stone''", however instead of a Jack Gobstone there’s a hole on the center of the circle).<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''</ref>
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In its standard play, a Gobstones player must capture all fifteen of their opponent's stones before the same is done to them.<ref name="Pottermore" /> There are three other popular variants of Gobstones, however: "''Classic''" Game (where you have to knock seven Gobstones out of the circle before your opponent does), "''Jack Stone''" Game (where after four snaps your Gobstone must be the one closest to the Jack Gobstone) and the "''Snake Pit''" Game (which is similar to "''Jack Stone''", however instead of a Jack Gobstone there’s a hole on the centre of the circle).<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''</ref>
   
 
==Clubs, Associations and Leagues==
 
==Clubs, Associations and Leagues==
[[File:1jc8P2Nk.jpg|thumb|Gobstones cup]]
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[[File:1jc8P2Nk.jpg|thumb|[[Golden Gobstones Cup]]]]
There currently exist numerous Gobstones clubs and leagues. [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] has various Gobstones Clubs. Most students own their own set of gobstones. Hogwarts' competitive Gobstone Team even held matches with other wizarding schools. [[Eileen Prince]], mother of [[Severus Snape]], was Team Captain in her time. There is also an International Gobstones League, officiated from the Official Gobstone Club Offices, on the [[Department of Magical Games and Sports]] (level seven of the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]). There is also a [[National Welsh Gobstones Team]], which competed in the Gobstones competition, the [[Gobstones Tournament]].
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There currently exist numerous Gobstones clubs and leagues. [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] has various Gobstones Clubs. Most students own their own set of gobstones. Hogwarts' competitive [[Hogwarts Gobstones Team|Gobstones Team]] even held matches with other wizarding schools. [[Eileen Prince]], mother of [[Severus Snape]], was Team Captain in her time. There is also an International Gobstones League, officiated from the [[Official Gobstones Club]] Offices, on the [[Department of Magical Games and Sports]] (level seven of the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]). There is also a [[National Welsh Gobstones Team]], which competed in the Gobstones competition, the [[Gobstones Tournament]]. The [[National Gobstone Association]] hosts a [[Gobstones Tournament|Gobstones World Championship]].<ref name="Pottermore" />
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==National Gobstones Teams==
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*[[English National Gobstones Team]]
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*[[Hungarian National Gobstones Team]]
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*[[Welsh National Gobstones Team]]
   
 
==Gobstones Clubs at Hogwarts==
 
==Gobstones Clubs at Hogwarts==
*[[Slytherin]] Gobstones Club.
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*[[Slytherin]] Gobstones Club
*[[Gryffindor]] Gobstones Club.
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*[[Gryffindor]] Gobstones Club
*[[Ravenclaw]] Gobstones Club.
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*[[Hogwarts Gobstones Team]]
*[[Hufflepuff]] Gobstones Club.
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*[[Ravenclaw]] Gobstones Club
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*[[Hufflepuff]] Gobstones Club
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
[[File:LoserGobstone.png|thumb|Gobstones expel a putrid fluid at the losing player.]]
 
[[File:LoserGobstone.png|thumb|Gobstones expel a putrid fluid at the losing player.]]
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*In the [[July 31]] [[1998]] edition of the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' one reader wrote a letter complaining about the paper's lack of coverage of gobstones.<ref>''[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''</ref>
 
*[[Harry Potter]] once contemplated buying a solid gold set of gobstones at [[Diagon Alley]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 4</ref>
 
*[[Harry Potter]] once contemplated buying a solid gold set of gobstones at [[Diagon Alley]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 4</ref>
 
*[[Flavius Belby]] was the president of his local Gobstones club, as seen in his story in the [[Lethifold]] portion of [[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]. It was a happy memory used by Belby to produce his Patronus to chase the Lethifold.<ref>''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)]]''</ref>
 
*[[Flavius Belby]] was the president of his local Gobstones club, as seen in his story in the [[Lethifold]] portion of [[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]. It was a happy memory used by Belby to produce his Patronus to chase the Lethifold.<ref>''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)]]''</ref>
*[[Eileen Prince]] was the club captain of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]' Gobstones club
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*[[Eileen Prince]] was the club captain of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]' Gobstones club.
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*Gobstones is mostly popular amongst very young witches and wizards, who tend to "grow out" of the game. It ranks low in popularity amongst recreational activities at Hogwarts.<ref name="Pottermore" />
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*[[Albus Dumbledore]] played Gobstones with [[Remus Lupin]] while trying to convince [[Lyall Lupin]] and [[Hope Howell]], Lupin's parents, to let him attend [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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[[File:Gobstone-lrg.png|right|thumb|A gobstone.|150px]]
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]'' {{comment|Nintendo DS version}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]'' {{comment|Nintendo DS version}}
 
*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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Latest revision as of 01:06, January 3, 2014

Gobstones

A game of Gobstones, "Snake Pit" Rules.

Gobstones is a game mostly popular amongst wizarding children[1] played with special stones, similar to the Muggle game of marbles except that when a player loses a point, the gobstone then spits a putrid liquid at the player.

VariationsEdit

In its standard play, a Gobstones player must capture all fifteen of their opponent's stones before the same is done to them.[1] There are three other popular variants of Gobstones, however: "Classic" Game (where you have to knock seven Gobstones out of the circle before your opponent does), "Jack Stone" Game (where after four snaps your Gobstone must be the one closest to the Jack Gobstone) and the "Snake Pit" Game (which is similar to "Jack Stone", however instead of a Jack Gobstone there’s a hole on the centre of the circle).[2]

Clubs, Associations and LeaguesEdit

1jc8P2Nk

Golden Gobstones Cup

There currently exist numerous Gobstones clubs and leagues. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has various Gobstones Clubs. Most students own their own set of gobstones. Hogwarts' competitive Gobstones Team even held matches with other wizarding schools. Eileen Prince, mother of Severus Snape, was Team Captain in her time. There is also an International Gobstones League, officiated from the Official Gobstones Club Offices, on the Department of Magical Games and Sports (level seven of the Ministry of Magic). There is also a National Welsh Gobstones Team, which competed in the Gobstones competition, the Gobstones Tournament. The National Gobstone Association hosts a Gobstones World Championship.[1]

National Gobstones TeamsEdit

Gobstones Clubs at HogwartsEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

LoserGobstone

Gobstones expel a putrid fluid at the losing player.

AppearancesEdit

Gobstone-lrg

A gobstone.

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Hogwarts Gobstones Team
Gobstones
Known Captains
Eileen Prince
Gobstones players
David Boorman · Felix Brunt · Poppy Caxton · Fay Dunbar · Craig Dunn · Cordelia Gifford · Gryffindor boy · Gryffindor boy's friend · Jason Swann · Gareth Pewsey · Bastien Queensbury · Ivan Renshaw · Arman Shettigar · Vikram Thakur · Nigel Wroxton · Zara Valli

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