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9 Great Brain Games

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There are many brain games to choose from, including crosswords and Sudoku on paper. Also, there are specialized apps for brain training that can be used. These games can be used by people of all ages to improve their mental function and prevent brain aging.

Brain training can help you improve your memory, reaction time, logic skills, and memory. However, research has shown that brain training games may not be able to improve cognitive function.

1. Sudoku 

Sudoku is a number placement game that relies on short-term memory. Sudoku puzzles require you to think ahead and look for consequences. If you place a 6 into a box, the next one must be an 8, and the next one a 4, then so on. This type of planning helps improve short-term memory and concentration.

2. Lumosity

Lumosity is one of the most established brain training and mental fitness programs. To play three games per day, you can either sign up for a free account or subscribe to the service. You can track your progress and improve in any way you choose.

Science backs Lumosity’s brain training and mental exercise games, tests and activities.

3. Crosswords

Crosswords are a great brain training tool. They allow you to access not only your verbal language, but also memory from many depths of knowledge. Crossword puzzles can be done online or offline in many different ways. Crosswords are almost always available in a daily newspaper. You can also buy a crossword book that is suited to your interests and skill level.

4. Elevate

Elevate’s games focus on reading, writing and math. You can also customize your training to target the areas that interest you. You can track your progress and see how you are doing.

5. Peak 

Peak offers brain games that help with focus, memory, problem solving, mental agility and other cognitive functions. You might find it motivating to compare your performance against other users if you are competitive.

6. Happy Neuron

Happy Neuron divides its games and activities into five critical brain areas: memory, attention, language, executive functions, and visual/spatial. It is similar to Lumosity and personalizes your training according to your needs. The games are based upon scientific research.

7. Braingle

Claiming to have the world’s largest collection of brain teasers, Braingle’s free website provides more than 15,000 puzzles, games, and other brain teasers as well as an online community of enthusiasts. To give your brain a workout, you can create your own puzzles. Braingle offers a variety of products, including optical illusions and codes, ciphers and trivia quizzes.

8. Queendom

Queendom has thousands of personality tests and surveys. You can also find a wide range of “brain tools”, including logic, spatial and math puzzles, trivia questions, and aptitude tests, to help you exercise and test your brain.

9. Brain Age Concentration Training

Brain Age Concentration Training is a brain training and mental fitness system for the Nintendo 3DS system. You can use it to improve your memory, concentration, calculation, and other brain skills. It’s portable, fun, and challenging.