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Top 10 Indoor Coordination Boosters
By BrainCoach Derik
11/23/2015 2:42:00 PM  
Top 10 Indoor Coordination Boosters Brrrrrr. It's getting cold out there. I'd say we're about ankle deep into the winter season when the wind is stinging your toes and biting your nose. At this point, all we want is to cuddle up indoors with a cup of hot chocolate, a cozy blanket, and Netflix. But do you really think gone are the days of sports, active play, and other coordination boosting activities? Think again! Now is the season to be as active as ever! Take it from our Top 10 Indoor Co Read More

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Brain Workshop Interview for Straight Shooter!
By BrainCoach Derik
10/10/2014 12:06:00 PM  
"Straight Shooter"- Straight from our Product Development Team to You   We're lucky here at Marbles: The Brain Store to have such a creative, innovative, and hard working product development team in our Brain Workshop. A lot of hard work and planning goes into creating our exclusive Marbles branded products. Here's an interview with the Brain Workshop to get an inside peek of what happened with the production and developement of "Straight Shooter," the rootin', tootin', disc shootin' fami Read More

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Top 10 Memory Boosters
By BrainCoach Derik
7/9/2014 8:01:00 AM  
"I've a grand memory for forgetting," once said the great Robert Louis Stevenson. But you don't have to fall in the same category as him. Memory is a muscle; the more you work it the stronger it gets. Leave it to us at Marbles to pump (clap) you up! We'll have you at Arnold status in no time. 1.) Ooga Booga: As comical as it is entertaining, Ooga Booga is a family friendly hit to fire up your cerebral cortex. As the game is played, a chain of caveman like phrases and gestures are uttered and Read More

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My Favorite Game - Snake Oil
By BrainCoach Amanda
7/7/2014 8:01:00 AM  
While working as a BrainCoach at Marbles the Brain Store, I've noticed that there's one question that customers love to ask -- "Do you have a favorite game?" Lucky for me, I love answering this question. "Snake Oil!" I exclaim. "Without a DOUBT." Oh, "Snake Oil." What a gem you are. For those folks out there that are unfamiliar with the game, it was actually created by Out of the Box Publishing, the same company responsible for publishing the ever-popular "Apples to Apples." But back Read More

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Lindsay's Picks for Summer Vacation
By Paulette
6/24/2013 4:25:00 PM  
Our CEO, Lindsay Gaskins, loves to play. Whenever we get a new batch of games, she is one of the first to buy them. I asked her about an order she placed today and she said these were all things she was taking on vacation with her. Lindsay loves being active, so you will notice a few active play items for her whole family to play. Here's what she is taking: OgoSport Mezo Disks- An all-time favorite with staff and customers, OgoSport disks are great for vacation fun. They are great for the Read More

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Do You Know How to Play All of These Games?
By Paulette
8/3/2012 9:01:00 AM  
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 are fun, challenging and good for your brain. Three times a year we receive an assortment of new products to launch and all of the stores schedule an evening of training to learn about and play with 20-30 new products that will be added to our inventory. Many of our staff a Read More

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Get Your Inner Geek Outdoors!
By angie
7/26/2012 1:27:00 PM  
With summer sizzling in full swing, it's a great time to peel your inner geek away from the computer screen, slather on some sunscreen, and go outside to play. Here are our top picks for getting out in the sun and having a good time. And remember - everything includes free shipping! Ogosport Mezo Disks - A floatable, portable, durable and flexible game that helps relieve stress by bouncing balls up to 150 feet off mini trampolines. Rollors - Position the big wooden pyramids and roll your Read More

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Under the Radar Gem: The Storymatic
By Jeff
7/24/2012 1:07:00 PM  
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, and is the fifth in a series highlighting an "Under-the-Radar Gem" that we know you'll love! Today's Gem: The Storymatic The Storymatic is a creativity tool, Word Skill game, and a box full of cards that give you the building blocks to tell great stories. In the bo Read More

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Questions with Kate - All About Morphology
By Marbles Blog
11/10/2010 6:30:00 AM  
We had the opportunity to hear from Kate, the creator of one of our new products Morphology, and find out how she came up with this addicting game! Marbles: You started working on Morphology in 2002. What prompted you to start designing a board game? Kate: I grew up playing games with my family during summer nights at the lake and snowy winter evenings at home. This night happened to be a snowy night in Minnesota and I was together with friends. We wanted to play a game that felt creative but Read More

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Catching up on my Reading/Running
By Marbles Blog
9/30/2009 2:29:00 PM  
Did anyone catch the New York Times Magazine article "What sort of exercise can make you smarter" from last Sunday 9/20? I just read it and was really excited to see it since I am an avid exerciser and had high hopes that this could help my brain function better. As we have talked about in the blog many times it is true that exercising is better for the brain but the fine print in this article was a bit more challenging--you need to do streneous exercise in order to reap the benefits and running Read More

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