Tag Archives: Group Games

What was your favorite outdoor game?

We’ve been doing a lot of reminiscing here in the brain workshop lately. It seems that some of the best childhood games make the best games for grown-ups too! So what was your favorite game to play as a youngster? Read More >

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Increase Your Vocabulary With Word Games

The Parietal lobe is one of the areas of the brain that is responsible for interpreting and remembering the spelling and meanings of words. Along with Broca’s Area (in the frontal lobe) and Wernicke’s Areas (in the temporal lobe), the parietal lobe give us the ability to process, understand and speak language. Playing word games can help strengthen these areas. For instance, researchers and educators believe that reading and playing word games are the top two ways to strengthen your vocabulary and other word skills. Read More >

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Do You Know How to Play All of These Games?

This is one of the most asked questions our BrainCoaches hear in the stores. And the answer is usually “Yes”. Quite a bit of training is involved in developing product knowledge, which allows us to help you find products that Read More >

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Doonerism Spay!

In honor of Spoonerism Day, the majority of today’s post is written in spoonerism form (i.e., with initial consonants & vowels transposed).  Yesterday, July 22nd, was the anniversary of the dirthbay of Rev. William Archibald Spooner, dean of the Kew Read More >

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Under the Radar Gem: Spotcha!

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, Read More >

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Outdoor Fun This Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day today, and besides being a day to honor soldiers who gave their lives in the service, it is also the unofficial beginning of the summer season, and a time when people are going outdoors. The weather’s nicer, Read More >

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Game Night at a Marbles Store Near You

Calling all game players – tonight’s your night.  Come see us at Game Night, going on at all our locations from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Just show up by yourself or with family and/or friends, and the BrainCoaches will get Read More >

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Marbles Brain Workshop + Peggy Brown

Are you familiar with Mind Your Marbles and Mindstein? They were created by Peggy Brown and she’s back working alongside the Brain Workshop to bring a few more splendid games to market! First off, we’ve got Splickety Lit – a Read More >

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Update from the Marbles Brain Workshop!

Who knew that Labyrinth had such a rich past? I wanted to find out more about where the labyrinth originated so I began reading, not realizing I was about to be taken on a historical and fantastical journey from Greek mythology to Herodotus’ Egyptian labyrinth to the hedge mazes of the Renaissance to David Bowie’s Goblin King… just kidding! Read More >

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Touchy Feely anyone?

Don’t think I’m a creep quite yet! I’m talking about a new kind of Touchy Feely, a game being developed by Marbles Brain Workshop. What is our version like? I can’t reveal everything but it uses stereognosis, the ability to tell what an object is without looking at it. Read More >

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