whiting puzzle store booming during covid 19 pandemic

Local Puzzle Store Booming Cause of Covid-19

     What started out as a passion a few years ago, has turned into a phenomenon during the Covid-19 outbreak. “We Can’t keep puzzles on the shelf,” stated Joel Bender, owner of Mindbenders puzzles and games. “In fact, we have started a waiting list,” he continued.
     Take a stroll or cruise along 119th Street down the newly restored historic downtown Whiting and you will stumble upon the most playful little store, it’s windows brightly lit in neon with PUZZLES * TOYS * GAMES.

     Mind Benders puzzles & games sits cozy at 1438 119th Street In Downtown Whiting. This local family owned business, which established in 2016, is stocked full of FUN finds and gifts for ALL AGES. Owners, Joel and Amy Bender brought their passion for screen free fun, games and entertainment to life in this charming little brick and mortar shop. Mind Benders is not just your average toy store.
     The Benders take great pride in choosing each item offered at Mind Benders’ quaint single location. Simply ask about any item and they can teach you how to play. Ask for a recommendation and they are more than happy to share by experience.

     Something you can expect to find in-store here are puzzles and games that will engage your mind. The only power source required is brain power. This specialty store prides itself on it’s selection of logic games & brain teasing puzzles for all ages. “We want our customers to feel intrigued upon arrival, and leave even more intrigued and eager to return”, said Joel Bender.
     Amy Bender said, “During the recent quarantine period, many who were looking to pass time at home found entertainment in our array of jigsaw puzzle collections. Puzzle interests skyrocketed and continue to spark interest in many new hobby seekers of all ages”.
Beyond the amazing selection of logic games and brain teaser and jigsaw puzzles, you will find an impressive variety of other fun things in store.

     Make memories by making Mind Benders puzzles & games in Whiting your next destination. OPEN for an in-store experience Mon-Fri 10:30am – 6:30pm and Saturday 10am – 5pm, or just call (219)237-4FUN for personal service and request Curbside Pick-up if you wish. Visit them on Facebook too! 

     Other fun things in store Include: *Award Winning Family Fun & Board Games *Games Of Strategy *Hand Crafted Wood Games *Pixel, Crystal, 3D & Wood Puzzles *Hobby Model Plane & Car Kits *Learning Aides *Early Developmental & Cooperative Games *Creative & Imaginary Play sets *Science Lab Kits *Engineering & Building Sets *Magic Kits *Art & Craft Kits *BabyDolls *Plush *Children’s Books *Adult Coloring Books *Painting Kits *Fidget Items *Sensory Items AND much more.

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