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Brain Games for your Dog? Really?
By Marbles Blog
7/2/2014 8:01:00 AM  
While we offer many games that can be played with your homosapien friends, with a bit of creativity and ingenuity you can also find products that your canine friend will enjoy. After all, your dog is your best friend, so why not give them a gift you both can enjoy! Try these three on for size: 1. Waverunner Ball The Waverunner ball is my first choice. It's the perfect game to play at the beach with your playful pups when you happen to lose a frisbee to your neighbor's roof. For the dogs that Read More

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Backyard BBQ, Marbles Style
By Marbles Blog
6/30/2014 10:01:00 AM  
Mmmmm, smell that? That's the savory smell of steaks on the grill, the tropical scent of sunscreen on the back of your neck, the fresh green aroma of a carefully trimmed lawn, and the faint scent of a chlorinated pool. This is the epitome of happiness. Backyard barbecues are where all of your favorite memories are made. Enjoying the great outdoors with great food and even better friends and family is a special time and to make those outdoor parties even better we offer a variety of products Read More

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Games that play in under 10 minutes
By Marbles Blog
6/27/2014 10:01:00 AM  
Need a quick brain booster to get you through the afternoon? We offer a wide selection of games that can be played in 10 minutes or less! That's right, some of our games are super fast, meaning you can feel the effects of a brainy workout in a very short amount of time. Not every game has to be an afternoon-hogging event! Each game has been measured to real life Estimated Play Time, or EPT, to compare game length to everyday activities. 1.) Tenzi: Each game of Tenzi is speedy, unique, and fun Read More

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Road Trip Season
By Marbles Blog
6/24/2014 9:00:00 AM  
I may be odd, but I personally love me a good long road-trip. There's something exciting about travelling somewhere new, and seeing so many sights along the way. When I was younger, my siblings and I got pretty inventive with our games. However, there are only so many ways to reinvent "I Spy" before it gets a little old. This is why I love that Marbles carries so many great games for the open road. To start things off, there are several games that are designed specifically for the long trips Read More

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The Summer Makers are Here!!
By Marbles Blog
6/23/2014 10:37:00 AM  
New Products at Marbles are sure to be The Summer Makers! I don't know if you are as excited as we are about summer but at Marbles the Brain Store we are more ready than ever!!! It's time to hit the road to vacation, break out the sunscreen, fire up the grill, throw some chairs in the yard, and have some good old fashion FUN because the Summer is here. And The Summer Makers are here at Marbles the Brain Store! What are the Summer Makers? Anything and everything to help make your summer the b Read More

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Categories: Coordination, Brainy Fun
Brain Beats in the Classroom
By Marbles Blog
6/11/2014 2:13:00 PM  
Marbles very own Brain Beats is great for your classroom! If you are familiar with Schoolhouse Rock, odds are you are thinking or even humming the tune to "I'm Just a Bill" right as you read this very sentence. That's the power of using music to memorize facts! It's a process called rote leaning, or the idea of memorization based on repetition. Music, in this case, is the best form of repetition because it's accompanied by a catchy tune. And if a cartoon song from the 70's is still helping pe Read More

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Wordy Word, My Favorite Game
By Marbles Blog
6/9/2014 10:00:00 AM  
This is going to be a bit of a confession now. On my 10th birthday, while most kids got bicycles, or video games, or CD Players"_ I got a thesaurus. And it was just what I wanted! Yup, ever since before I could remember, I had a devout love of words. As a voracious reader, I wanted to know words beyond "happy", "sad", "sometimes" and "stubborn". I wanted a world filled with "effervescent", "morose", "intermittent" and "recalcitrant"! As you can imagine, I was a super cool, super norma Read More

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Marbles Kendama Jam
By Marbles Blog
5/7/2014 3:11:00 PM  
*** The following post was re-blogged from KendamaUSA This past Saturday I was at Marbles in San Francisco teaching kendama and hanging out with some rad people who wanted to learn and play. Marbles is a store dedicated to flexing your brain power with games, puzzles, and activities. It's no surprise that they have discovered the benefits of the Kendama. For 2 hours we jammed new tricks and talked about how the kendama play affects your brain and your psyche. Everyone that came in the store Read More

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Isis Puzzle Adventurist Wins Pyramid Challenge Prize
By Marbles Blog
5/17/2013 6:19:00 PM  
Isis Puzzle Adventurist, Luns Tee solved the Pyramid Challenge riddle for the golden coin. He was presented with the coin at our San Francisco Centre store. He will also receive a $500 prize for solving the riddle successfully. Luns Tee is an electrical engineer for Marvell Semiconductor from Berkeley, California. He first visited Marbles in February and wowed our BrainCoaches by solving the V-Cube 5 and The Brain Cube. So they challenged him to the Isis Adventure. A week later he bought the Isi Read More

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The Geeks' Guide to World Domination
By Marbles Blog
8/14/2012 11:28:00 AM  
Garth Sundem's book The Geeks' Guide to World Domination. Sounds like a list of To Do's in order to exact nerdy revenge on every popular kid who was mean to us in school. However, it is actually a helpful tome of geeky knowledge for nerds and non-nerds alike. In his introduction, Sundem admits that it is just as much a book for the less geeky out there, who need a ticket into the increasingly popular world of geekdom. Because, as many of the biggest geeks out there have said (Bill Gates amongst Read More

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