Interview with Lutso Inventor Ryan Jedlicka

In light of our 3rd annual game design contest, “Who’s Got Game?” we had Marbles’ very own Ryan Jedlicka answer a few questions regarding his entry into the contest. Ryan was the first winner of Marbles annual design contest in Read More >

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BrainSessions- Which Brain Are You?

People love our stores and our website because of all of the brainy fun products we offer.  We know our customers are excited to get the latest and best games and puzzles for their families, friends and themselves. But we 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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Singing and the Brain

I’ve been singing a lot lately.  I sing with a choir once a week and am also working on a show.  I have a hectic schedule and have to rehearse when I can.  So if you live in Chicago, you Read More >

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Meditation May Prevent Colds and Flu

I’ve been reading this week about a study performed by the University of Wisconsin that showed that mindfulness meditation or moderate exercise can reduce instances of cold and flu.  This information comes a little late, as I have been suffering from Read More >

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Nudge napping neurons at a Game Night near you!

Get geeked up for game night!  Come see us at at all Marbles locations tonight, January 17, and the 3rd Thursday of every month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Just show up by yourself or with family and/or friends, and Read More >

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Beating the Winter Blahs

I don’t get depressed during the winter months, but I do experience what I refer to as the winter blahs (not blue, just blah). I have to fight the urge to stay on of my couch and watch movies all 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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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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Brain Benefits of Working Puzzles

Puzzles were a prominent part of my childhood. During the winter months, our dining room table often held a large piece of leftover wall paneling covered with jigsaw puzzles in progress.  I would sit with my mom and try to Read More >

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