Before its premiere in the Netherlands on SBS6, the new marble racing game show has already been commissioned by RTL Germany.

The highly competitive marble racing show Marble Mania from John de Mol’s Talpa is already on a roll: the show has been commissioned by RTL Germany even before the first episode has been broadcast in the Netherlands (January 2021), on SBS6.

It was the ultimate childhood game: shooting marbles. Today, it’s no longer just a game for kids: the colored glass balls also appeal to adults. Big-time. That’s why Talpa created a format that’s all about gravity, speed, agility – and marbles!

On each episode of this spectacular family show, three celebrities take each other on. Each celebrity gets to play with his own color marbles, so he or she can keep a perfect eye on how his marbles are doing in each race. Each round starts with a skill assignment, such as bowling, mini golf or a special version of penalty shooting – all with marbles! The three celebrities need to prove their skills in order to win the most marbles to start the second game of the round: the game of luck. This game is all about speed and gravity. The celebrity whose marble crosses the finish line first, earns the most points.

After several rounds, the celebrity at the top of the ranking will get the most marbles to start in the finale, in which the celebrities can win money for a charity of their choice. The finale is the most breath-taking round of them all, with no less than 12.000 racing marbles!

“We are pleased to be the first international partner in the birth of John de Mol’s new stroke of genius and look forward to a great show,” said Kai Sturm, Head of Entertainment RTL. “In Marble Mania we see the most exciting marble races on brilliantly designed and built marble tracks. It’s marble racing at the highest level!”

Marble Mania is produced by Talpa Entertainment Productions.