Aggravation The Classic Race Game Aggravation is a board game for up to six players. Originally marketed in 1962 as a game for children, families soon realized that everyone enjoyed playing the fast paced, roll and move marble game. The object is to be the first player to have all four plastic marble playing pieces reach the player's home section of the board. The game's name comes from capturing an opponent's piece by landing on its space, which is known as "aggravating". Unique Features Its unique features are that the track accommodates six players, and that the game incorporates "shortcuts". There are no "safe" holes where a player's marbles cannot be captured other than the player's own base and home sections. Two to six players compete in this classic race around the board from base to home. Take shortcuts to zip ahead. Or, try the super shortcut to shoot across the board.