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Behold the Isis Adventure!
By Jeff
8/22/2012 1:01:00 PM  
For the last three years, one puzzle has stood out in terms of its design, intricacy, backstory, and excitement generated by customers: the Isis Puzzle. A series of five interconnected puzzles (only 3 of which have been released to date), the Isis Adventure is a puzzle series designed to challenge the most sophisticated puzzle-solvers, and to be the ultimate challenge for the puzzle aficionado. Solving the actual puzzle and unlocking its secrets is only the first step; as you unlock each puzzle Read More

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Categories: Critical Thinking, Brainy Fun
What is "What?"
By Jeff
8/15/2012 1:01:00 PM  
We have published 4 posts in the past week explaining the concept of "Marbles University", our new promotion focusing on how the products at Marbles The Brain Store can help you Build Logic, Enhance Creativity, Increase Vocabulary, and Learn It All. We've showcased many of our newest products; but there are a few of our newest products that don't neatly fit into one of these categories. Today's post introduces one of our favorites to you. We think it'll soon be a favorite of our customers, too. Read More

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Categories: Memory, Brainy Fun
Marbles University - Build Logic
By Jeff
8/8/2012 10:00:00 AM  
It's that time of year again when kids will be heading back to school. Whether you are in school or just a lifelong learner, our Marbles University featured products are fun and interesting products that will keep your brain sharp for school or the University of Life. Strategic Thinking is a cognitive skill that will help strengthen your frontal lobe; we have some exciting new products designed to boost, strengthen, and challenge those important Strategic Thinking skills. Fans of card-based stra Read More

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Categories: Visual Perception
Top Games for Fictional Characters
By Jeff
7/27/2012 12:55:00 PM  
It's all well and good to give recommendations for outdoor play, or summertime favorites, but there's one group that we have been neglecting at Marbles The Brain Store: fictional characters. We're using today's post for some recommendations to help them strengthen and improve their cognitive skills. Following are our Top Picks for Characters in Pop Culture.   SAM & SUZY from MOONRISE KINGDOM [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="230" caption="They'll get to where they need to go"][/ Read More

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Under the Radar Gem: The Storymatic
By Jeff
7/24/2012 1:07:00 PM  
From Best Sellers to Featured New Arrivals to Marbles Originals, there are so many great games to choose from. But sometimes a product doesn't get as much attention as we think it deserves. This post attempts to redress that wrong, and is the fifth in a series highlighting an "Under-the-Radar Gem" that we know you'll love! Today's Gem: The Storymatic The Storymatic is a creativity tool, Word Skill game, and a box full of cards that give you the building blocks to tell great stories. In the bo Read More

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Categories: Brainy Fun, BrainCoach Recommends
Riddle Me This #2
By Jeff
7/6/2012 10:43:00 AM  
Do You Know? What is black when you get it, red when you use it, and grey when you're through with it? The answer is not this picture.     9-Minute Rule You have 2 sand-filled hourglasses. One is a 4-minute timer, and the second is a 7-minute timer. How do you use both timers to measure 9 minutes?   Post your answers in the comments section. We'll update with answers soon... Read More

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The V-Cube 3 is Here!
By Jeff
4/20/2012 9:00:00 AM  
Cubes, or "Twisty Puzzles", are among the most popular of our Coordination games, and are many people's introduction to the world of puzzles. Indeed, the granddaddy of them all, the Rubik's Cube, is widely considered to be the world's best-selling toy. We've always loved innovation, and when Greek engineer Panagiotis Verdes patented and released his V-Cube 5 in 2008, Marbles was able to showcase them in our stores. Since then, his company Verdes Innovations has produced a multitude of variation Read More

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Categories: Coordination, Brainy Fun
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