Category Archives: Brain Workshop

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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Wordy Word Is Here!

We’ve been waiting for many months for this baby to arrive. Wordy Word is one of the first word skills games created by our Brain Workshop. Wordy Word is a fast-paced, high pressure word game that calls on you to Read More >

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A New Twist on the Puzzle (Literally)

We know that puzzles are good for strengthening the organization, fine motor tasks, and visualization areas of the brain.  Many studies have found that people who exercise their mind with jigsaw puzzles may have a smaller chance of being affected by Alzheimer’s, Read More >

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Colorfall Sneak Peek – Dominoes meet Design

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by the huge dominoes displays people would build and knock down.  The cascading tiles seemed to move in waves and there was something really satisfying about the sound they made when they Read More >

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Coming Soon: Touchy Feely – UPDATED

UPDATE – Touchy Feely is here and was just featured on the Today Show’s segment on Bridging the Generation Gap! We have many great products on their way to our shelves in the next few weeks. Normally we would wait Read More >

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