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About Marbles: The Brain Store:
Marbles: The Brain Store offers hand picked, expert-tested products designed to strengthen and stimulate the brain including games, gifts and gadgets. All items are reviewed and pre-approved by scientists, neurologists, therapists and other brain health experts.

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Marbles mentioned as a special retailer of BB-8
September 4, 2015
Pick up a coveted BB-8 in any of ours stores or on our website!.

Marbles: The Brain Store Brings Brain Games to Silicon Valley
August 3, 2015
Today Marbles: The Brain Store announced a brand new store location at Westfield Valley Fair, the premiere shopping destination in the heart of Silicon Valley. The new location is the retailer's first location in Silicon Valley and the third in the larger Bay Area.

This addictive party game is the new 'Cards Against Humanity'
July 27, 2015
By July of last year, "Utter Nonsense" had raised $16,000 on Kickstarter and in August, the duo were contacted by nationwide game retailer Marbles: The Brain Store requesting an order of 3,500 units. The game sold like hotcakes during the holiday season...

Marbles: The Brain Store Opens at National Harbor, Expands Presence in Washington D.C. Area
July 6, 2015
The new location is the second in the Washington D.C. area and the third Marbles store to open this summer.

Marbles: The Brain Store continues expansion with another store in region
July 6, 2015
Games and activities retailer Marbles: The Brain Store has opened its second Washington-area location at National Harbor


Marbles: The Brain Store Opens Its Doors in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

May 19, 2015
First Location in Southern Region Marks a Wave of Upcoming Expansion

Michael Zimmerman's Prentice Capital Invests In Health And Wellness Industry Marbles Holdings LLC
May 28, 2015
HedgeUp reports that Michael Zimmermans Prentice Capital Management has invested in Marbles Holdings LLC alongside Amzak Capital Management.

Amzak invests in health and wellness industry with control equity investment in Marbles: The Brain Store
November 20, 2014
Marbles: The Brain Store is the only U.S. omni-channel specialty retailer of handpicked and expert-tested products specifically designed to strengthen and stimulate the brain.

MARBLES MENTIONS



Klask Named to Forbes Toys to Watch in 2016 List
March 4, 2015
Forbes names 13 Toys to Watch in 2016, and our very own Klask is #3! See why they're saying the 2-player game offers the thrill from regulation-sized air hockey.




2015 Holiday Gift Guide
December 22, 2015
Elite Magazine, the premiere Chinese-American lifestyle magazine features Rock Me Archimedes and Tugie in their gift guide.




This Toy Company Re-Created The “Star Wars” Trailer Using Their Own Toys And It’s Incredible
December 18, 2015
Buzzfeed exclusively launches our spoof trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens using our own and our vendors' toys as the actors.




17 Incredibly Cool Gifts Your Kids Haven't Gotten Yet
December 17, 2015
Otrio, the Hydraulic Robotic Arm, Oh Snap, Logic Dots, Tugie, i-Loom, The Volcanology Kit, Rock Me Archimedes, Touchy Feely, and the 3Doodler 2.0 are all included in this Buzzfeed reporter's gift guide!




Holiday Game Guide: Great Gift Picks For Kids And Kids At Heart!
December 15, 2015
Luxe Life NYC thinks Sock Puppet Charades makes a great gift idea for adults and kids alike!




8 Questions for the CEO of Marbles: The Brain Store
December 11, 2015
Lindsay Gaskins answers 8 personal questions on work and family in this exclusive interview with Crain's Chicago.




Gotta Get it Guide
December 9, 2015
SpaceFlix is featured in the print edition of Sports Illustrated Kids' 2015 Gift Guide.




12 Awesome Gifts for Kids that Will Also Make Their Parents Happy
December 4, 2015
MoneyTalksNews fills their gift guide with Marbles products! We LOVE seeing a whole article dedicated to our brainy products.




Klask is a fun, Family Air Hockey Game Alternative
December 1, 2015
We were very excited to see Klask featured in About.com. What a glowing review!




Holiday Gifts for Math Lovers: 2015 Edition
November 30, 2015
Umbra Wobble Chess is included as a favorite gift idea for math lovers!




6 Futuristic Tech Gifts for Under $500
November 28, 2015
USAToday makes BB-8 as one of the coolest tech gifts this holiday season and points their readers to us to snag one! Wow!




2015 Gift Guide: Tech
November 28, 2015
We're highlighted as a retailer of BB-8™, the season's most wanted toy!




Where to find the Star Wars BB-8 doird robot by Sphero
November 25, 2015
Marbles is highlighted as an exclusive retailer of BB-8™.




Gift Guide 2015: For the Kids
November 24, 2015
US Weekly proudly features i-Loom in the #1 spot in their gift guides for kids!




Best places in Chicago to get your holiday shopping done early
November 24, 2015
Our home city lists our store in Water Tower Place as an awesome and fun place to get pick up gifts this season.




Hostess Gift Guide for the Holidays
November 24, 2015
Quoridor is included as an awesome hostess gift as a "great way to entertain.




Holiday Gifts for Kids 2015
November 24, 2015
The Volcanology Kit, Dark Matter, and Sock Puppet Charades make it into one of Urban Milan's gift guides!




Major Fun Award Winner: Klask
November 22, 2015
One of our favorite game critics, Major Fun, gives an insightful and entertaining review raving all about how much we loves Klask.




Real Simple's Holiday Gift Guide
November 13, 2015
Otrio is gloriously featured in Real Simple's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide in print and online. What an honor!




Chicago Tribune Roundup
November 12, 2015
ChicagoTribune.com gives us 3 awesome mentions in one day! First, BB-8 is included in the "10 Toys that Bring STEM down to Earth," then SpaceFlix is highlighted as a "Top 5 Toys under $50," and Goodminton is considered one of the "Gifts that let Kids be Kids."




SpaceFlix: Parent's Choice Award Winner
November 1, 2015
SpaceFlix, our new stop-motion animation kit is selected as one of the Top Toys of 2015!




Star Wars Unboxing
November 6, 2015
BleedingCool produces an entertaining and thorough unboxing video for BB-8.




Neighborhood Guides: National Harbor
November 6, 2015
Our National Harbor location is hightlighted as a must-do in the National Harbor neighborhood.




Pasadena: Hat maker showcases creativity at fashion showcase
November 6, 2015
Our Annapolis store's manager is interviewed for his STEM-engineered costume for a STEM-inspired fashion showcase in the mall.




15 Creative Cool Holiday Gifts for Kids
November 1, 2015
The Super Elastic Collider Kit is included in the Working Mother's Creative and Cool Holiday Gifts for Kids!




Myer Giftorium Has You Covered This Christmas
October 19, 2015
Some of our Marbles products will enter Myer's in Australia this holiday season!




Marbles, Movado and more open at outlets in Aurora
October 19, 2015
Marbles gets a spotlight as a new retailer for our new store in the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall.




Travel: Myrtle Beach
October 2, 2015
Our Myrtle Beach location is highlighted as a must-visit attraction at Broadway at the Beach.




Marbles: The Brain Store Has the Star Wars BB-8 Droid You've Been Looking For
September 29, 2015
Marbles is listed as an exclusive retailer of the hot Holiday product, BB-8.




Our favorite ways to play in Chicagoland in the fall
September 29, 2015
Tugie is listed as one of Meredith Sinclair's favorite family games to play this season!




Companies reject retreats for outings with real returns
September 21, 2015
Lindsay discusses the importance of bringing employees together with a game night, not only to learn the product but to learn about each other too.




Betting on Brick and Mortar
September 20, 2015
Check out Lindsay's interview as she goes in-depth on the power of brain games and brick and mortar store locations.




Find out how she started from scratch & now has 40 retail stores and a booming website
September 10, 2015
Watch Lindsay's interview with Startup Therapist as she goes in-depth on how she built Marbles from the ground-up.




Time.com picks up Inc.com feature!
August 27, 2015
CEO Lindsay Gaskins is cited in Time.com with her words on why she takes fidgeting breaks throughout the workday to stay on top of her game.




Another great review of Oh Snap!
August 27, 2015
See why this family loves Oh Snap! in their review and Holiday Gift Guide!




Using 'Tour the States' to learn capitals
August 26, 2015
Our 'Tour the States' music video from Brain Beats is cited as a great way to learn our state's capitals!




What makes Sphero SPRK revolutionary
August 26, 2015
Marbles is listed as a retailer for the new groundbreaking, STEAM-based learning Sphere SPRK.




Marbles is highlighted as a special littleBits retailer
August 25, 2015
Check out what the future has in store for littleBits and their Founder & CEO, Ayah Bdeir has in mind moving forward.




Tugie is heralded as a great family game night choice
August 24, 2015
Family blogger Melissa Taylor highlights why Tugie makes the perfect family game in her home.




Director of Marketing, Hallie Steube, talks product management
August 24, 2015
Hallie discusses how Salsify makes our product management easy as pie and sophisticated as a three-piece suit.




Mr. Dad is in love with Tugie
August 14, 2015
Armin from Mr. Dad gives Tugie a glowing review and why he loves to play it with this family.




CEO Lindsay Gaskins shares her top productivity tip
August 13, 2015
Lindsay weighs in on the power of taking fidgeting breaks throughout the work day to keep her brain in tip-top shape.




Tugie, Sock Puppet Charades Review
August 6, 2015
This family blogger loved the educational benefits and undeniable fun of our Marbles originals, Tugie and Sock Puppet Charades.




4 ways to hold onto summer fun
July 31, 2015
One of our bestsellers, Spikeball, is highlighted as an awesome way to keep summer fun strong as the season dies down.




This addictive party game is the new "Cards Against Humanity."
July 27, 2015
The creators of Utter Nonsense share the exciting news of their hilarious party game spreading like wildfire and attracting major retailers attention. Marbles was the first store to carry their game.




Marbles smartens store and site operations with Salsify
July 21, 2015
Marketing Director Hallie Steube discusses how Salsify was instrumental in our success of switching websites in 2014, and how other Marbles HQ departments began to utilize Salsify's capabilities. And check out that sweet photo of How To Make a Cowboy Take a Bath




All the right words
July 8, 2015
Our new product management system, Salsify is featured as well as a mention of some of our brainy bestsellers; Flingons and Gray Matter. Content is key with our marketing and Salsify helps us keep everything organized.




New York City Tips- Hotels, Restaurants, & Brooklyn
July 8, 2015
Kim of NorthernCalStyle blog re-caps our recent NYC vacation with her family and her fun-filled stop in our FAO Schwarz location. Her kids bought a Goodminton set and loved it!




31 Stores and Growing
July 6, 2015
Another highlight on our summer 2015 new store growth, with a feature on our newest DC addition in National Harbor.




Marbles: The Brain Store continues expansion with another store in region
July 6, 2015
WBJ features our newest expansion news with a nod to our new National Harbor location in the DC area.




National Harbor Welcomes 10 New Restaurants and Retailers to DC Waterfront Destination
June 25, 2015
Marbles is highlighted as a must-do new activity in the National Harbor DC Waterfront area. Just another reason why our stores are so fun and interactive!




Why Ikea furniture sits well with startups
June 22, 2015
Lindsay Gaskins, our CEO explains why we have Ikea furniture in our HQ office. Hint, it has to do with Ikea's notorious assembly!




Two UIC Students Created A Game Set To Be Sold In Marbles Stores Next Year
June 19, 2015
Two industrial design students at UIC, Ricardo Salazar and Christian Cappet, created a game that will be sold in our stores as early as next year, "Newton's Marbles."




Style Expert Offers Father's Day Gift Ideas
June 12, 2015
Stylist Elizabeth Aloni highlights our original fidget set, Flingons, as a Father's Day must-have!




What Advice Would you Give to Grads?
June 12, 2015
Our CEO, Lindsay Gaskins, weighs in on what advice she would give to recent grads who want to start their own business.




3 SECRETS TO LESS STRESS - NOW
June 9, 2015
Kerri Walsh Jennings, a three-time Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball, 
shares three secrets to live a stress-free life. The first, is our favorite! "Consider
a different kind of exercise" – Marbles: The Brain Store is featured as the
destination for in-person games that challenge the mind. 




DESKTOYS FOR DORKY DADS

June 5, 2015
Six desktoy recommendations for dorky dads who take play time at work as
seriously as the bottom line. Playing is how some of the best ideas are discovered, Metro Mom Club is recommending six desktoy options from Marbles that
encourage play at work. 




BUSINESS PULSE FOR MYRTLE BEACH
June 4, 2015
Our 30th Store Location opened at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Grand Opening festivities were held over Memorial Day Weekend and the store
is providing a new offering to this beach community. 




SUMMER FAVORITES ON THE TODAY SHOW
June 4, 2015
Meredith Sinclair, one of our favorite Smart Moms, shows off some awesome 
summer fun ideas, including Slackers Zipline, Slackers Slackline, and Spikeball.



2015 FATHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE
June 1, 2015
The Hot Dad Guide to Father's Day features 31 of the Top Picks for Dad this year.
One of our favorites, Katamino Deluxe, was highlighted as the #5 Pick! At $49.99,
this single-player logic puzzle can also morph into a group game, but is beautiful
enough to keep out on the coffee table for intermittent play throughout the day. 




MARBLES OPENS 30th LOCATION AT MYRTLE BEACH, SC
May 22, 2015
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.
Now open at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, SC, this is the first
Marbles location in the south. See store information for more details, and check 
out the feature on CBS NEWS affiliate WBTW 13 for Grand Opening coverage.




2015 TOPS FOR POPS GIFT GUIDE
Issue 6, June 2015
Fourteen Top picks for Dad this Father's Day includes Beardos, a clever game
where each player holds a sketch of a famous beard up to his face while reading
clues about its owner's identity. Whoever scores the most correct answers wins
– by a whisker!




41 ENTREPRENEURS SHARE UNUSUAL HOBBIES
May 21, 2015
Lindsay Gaskins, Marbles: The Brain Store CEO, explains what she likes to do 
on the weekends to unplug to help recharge in time for the week ahead. See
what all 41 Entrepreneurs are doing on the weekends. 




MARBLES HAS GROWN TO OVER 30 STORES SINCE 2008
May 21, 2015
Marbles is highlighted as a startup that Sandbox Industries helped build back
in October 2008. Marbles started as a kiosk and has opened over 30 stores
since.  




MARBLES HAS GROWN TO OVER 30 STORES SINCE 2008
May 15, 2015
Marbles debuts their latest desktoy - Flingons. Fidgeting, when
done in moderation, is supposed to foster creativity and give the
over-worked mind a break. 




15 MESMERIZING DESK TOYS TO REPLACE YOUR NEWTON'S CRADLE
April 17, 2015
The Newton's Cradle is a popular desk toy, but there are some new options 
that make for great replacements. CNET highlights our very own 
DaVinci's Trebuchet and a few other Desk Toy favorites of ours. 



THE CURSIVE CHESS SET WINS MARBLES 2015 DESIGN CONTEST
April 12, 2015
Daniel Moynihan created this beautiful set for our recent chess set
design contest
. The pieces are designed to be inviting to touch, and give
haptic clues to the ranking of each piece. Marbles plans to produce the set.


Blogger Reviews





Last-Minute Holiday Gifts the Kids Will LOVE
December 17, 2015
Oh Snap! is given star treatment in this blogger's Holiday Gift Guide.




Best Tech Toy Gift Guide for Kids
December 15, 2015
i-Loom and BB-8 are highlighted in this Tech Toy gift guide for kids and we're listed as their favorite retailers to pick them up!




BB-8™ is the must-have Star Wars Toy
December 3, 2015
Another spotlight proving we're on the lucky retailers that carries BB-8™!




Super Holiday Gift Guide
December 2, 2015
Lena Burket includes SpaceFlix in her 2015 Holiday Gift Guide! Woohoo!




Shooting SpaceFlix Movie
November 28, 2015
Lena Burket from Way2GoodLife shows us how her kids made an awesome film with the SpaceFlix stop-motion animation kit!




Educational Toys Kids will Love
November 16, 2015
Marbles is highlighted as an awesome store to get engineering toys for kids with a special shoutout to our exclusive and exciting selection!




2015 Gifts for Family Holiday Gift Guide
October 19, 2015
Oh Snap! and other products are highlighted in the one of our favorite blogger's Holiday Gift Guide.




BB-8™ Review
October 9, 2015
BB-8™ gets an awesome review and Marbles gets an incredible mention in Epic Power Gaming's article.




Brain-friendly Toys
October 2, 2015
Oh Mama mentions Marbles as a wonderful place to find toys that excite your child's mind.




Family Games from Marbles: The Brain Store
September 15, 2015
Momfluential gives Tugie a glowing review as an excellent family game for all to enjoy!



Back to School Gift Guide: Great new games from Marbles the Brain Store
AUGUST 6, 2015
Carrie from Growing my Kids Reviews highlightsSock Puppet Charades and Tugie in her back to school gift guide, highlighting the brainy benefits of both family favorites.



Toys for staying in and going out
JULY 24, 2015
Blogger Lena Burkut plays Tugie and Goodminton with her family-- both are huge hits! Check out the cute video her kids made too!



Marbles: The Brain Store Game Review and Giveaways
JULY 23, 2015
Sock Puppet Charades was a hit with my 3 kids and one of their friends too! Tugie is a Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner and it’s easy to see why!



Check Out The Latest Award-Winning Children’s Games From Marbles: The Brain Store & Giveaway
JULY 18, 2015
The latest hits for our household include award-winning games from Marbles: The Brain Store. Sock Puppet Charades and Tugie are great because they are unique and really get your mind working!



FUN GAMES FROM MARBLES: THE BRAIN STORE
JUNE 23, 2015
Turning off the TV and unplugging all those video games can be beneficial for the whole family. Children especially need some down time from electronics. When they can be learning and and having fun, you’ve SCORED!  Thanks to Marbles: The Brain Store, my grand daughters where able to do just that.



MARBLES THE BRAIN STORE: SOCK PUPPET CHARADES
JUNE 18, 2015
I don't think I ever laughed so hard playing charades as I did when we were playing this game. To watch the kids and the adults try to act out words using sock puppets gets pretty interesting!


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