Marbles just opened another Chicago store, this one in the city’s premier retail magnet, Water Tower Place on North Michigan Avenue. This brings the chain to six Chicagoland stores and three in the Twin Cities.
Good news for Easterners: Six more locations in New Jersey (Paramus, Edison), Massachusetts (Peabody, Natick, Braintree), and Maryland (Columbia) are opening in August and September.
These shops are intoxicating boutiques for puzzle and game fans. Marbles sells puzzle books, jigsaw puzzles, word games, board games, hands-on puzzles like the Rubik’s cube, and assorted creative toys. You can play with everything on site to see what you want to buy—so there’s no “Oh, this isn’t what I thought it was.” There’s a great selection for adults and kids. And there are products aimed at working the brain to stave off age-related cognitive decline. Plus! Marbles stores host game nights. Really a fun place to shop.