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Game Design Contest Winner

Congratulations to our Game Design Contest winner Dan Bavernik (& family) for the game Marble Groove. The Bavernik family received $2000, and will get to see their game produced by us to sell in our stores and online. The Barvernik Read More >

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Marbles Fifth Annual Crossword Tournament

This past weekend we hosted our Fifth Annual Crossword Tournament. We had a bunch of enthusiastic and fun participants. Thanks to everyone who joined us! Congratulations to all of our winner! Chicago, IL 1st) Peter Gwinn (he placed 33rd at Read More >

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Happy Birthday Leonardo

Today is Leonardo DaVinci’s Birthday. Born on April 15th, 1452, DaVinci was known as an inventor, scientist and a painter. His paintings of the Last Supper and The Mona Lisa are two of the most recognizable paintings in the world. Read More >

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Keeping the Easter Bunny’s Mind Sharp

The Easter Bunny stopped by the headquarters of Marbles The Brain Store to get some suggestions on how to improve his brain function. We know that creativity is extremely important to him, so we knew that Colorfall was a must-have. Read More >

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Is Love Addictive Like Chocolate?

It’s Valentine’s day, and that can mean only one thing: chocolate is in the air. No, no I’m sorry. Love. Love is in the air. Though you have to admit, chocolate is pretty important too. For those of us with Read More >

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Juggle Your Way to a Healthy Brain?

According to a 2009 Oxford University study, learning to three-ball cascade juggle is associated with a transient and highly selective increase in gray matter in the occipito-temporal cortex.  (That’s just a an incredibly brainy was of saying that juggling is Read More >

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Chief Merchant Scott Brown at World Rummikub Championship

We had a great send off for our beloved Chief Merchant before he traveled to Italy to represent the U.S. in the World Rummikub Championship.  Below you will find Photos of the competition and Scott’s observations on this life changing Read More >

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A Personal Story About Literacy

Tomorrow is International Literacy Day and rather than give you statistics and facts, I thought I would get a little personal with the topic. The moment is deeply etched in my brain.  I was home for Christmas break one year Read More >

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The Geeks’ Guide to World Domination

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 Read More >

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Yo-Yo Triple Crown

Looking for something fun to do with the kids (or your inner kid) this weekend? Chicago is hosting the Triple Crown of YoYo this Saturday. The competition will run from 10 AM – 4 PM in Millennium Park. You can Read More >

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