Category Archives: Brain Workshop

Thinkamabob – The Game That Tickles Every Inch of Your Brain

Back in early 2011, Chief Merchant and co-Founder of Marbles: The Brain Store, Scott Brown, had an idea. Marbles had been around for almost four years, and while Brown was having a great time going to trade shows and toy Read More >

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Who’s Got Game 2014

Marbles the Brain Store and National Geographic Channel’s hit show Brain Games partner for a Game Design Contest of ultimate Brainy-ness! If you’ve ever had an idea for a great game, this is your chance!  Marbles the Brain Store is Read More >

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Brain Beats in the Classroom

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 Read More >

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Brain Workshop: Summer 2014 Sneak Preview – Part 1

At Marbles®, enriching and strengthening your brain is core to our beliefs. So when we decide to create an exclusive Marbles® product, we’re not looking to make “just another activity to keep you busy,” we’re out to create something that Read More >

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Brain Workshop: Four Square Kit with a Wonky Bit

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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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Touchy Feely on Today – Bridging the Generation Gap

We’re pretty excited around Marbles HQ today and we can’t help bragging just a little bit.  Two of our Marbles Brain Workshop creations – Touchy Feely & Colorfall were featured on the Today show along side some other Marbles favorites: Read More >

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Best Seller: Rock Me Archimedes

Rock Me Archimedes has been an instant best seller in Marbles Stores since its release in October. Based on the concept of weight distribution and balancing, the game is beautifully simple, yet very strategic. Rock Me Archimedes was one of Read More >

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The Brain Cube – how Jason Freeny’s artwork turned real working puzzle cube

Jason Freeny and Scott Brown discuss The Brain Cube – how this brainy puzzle cube developed from idea, to artwork, to working puzzle cube. This cranial spin on the classic cube challenges players to line up folds of the brain Read More >

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Marbles Makes Design Student’s Dream Come True

In the fall of 2011, I enrolled for a product design course with the Columbia College Art & Design School that challenged students to develop new toys and games for Marbles: The Brain Store.  We were tasked with creating the next Read More >

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