Idowu Koyenikan, an acclaimed organizational consultant and author, said very well that the human mind is like a muscle – the more you train it, the stronger it becomes, and the more it can expand. Numerous scientific studies speak about the benefits of putting your mind at work frequently for maintaining it at an optimum level of health.
Luckily for all of us, there are so many games out there that can boost our brain power. Let’s be honest, pretty much anybody can play role-playing or action games, at least for a few missions. But it takes a lot more mental effort and knowledge to engage yourself in logic and strategy games. Therefore, behold our top recommendations:
What else could boost your brain power better than a game based on questions about general knowledge? Furthermore, if that game also rewards good answers by allowing you to conquer territories, it sounds like the ideal recipe for learning. That’s what Triviador proposes, and there’s no wonder why the game was installed over 500,000 times from the Google Play Store.
Sudoku is a number puzzle that has about 167 million upholders only in the USA. This game is based on logic and combinatorial numbers. Classic sudoku involves putting digits in a 9×9 grid so that each of the columns, rows, and the nine 3×3 subgrids will have all the digits from 1 to 9.
Sudoku has many digital adaptations, and it can also be easily played on a piece of paper and using a pencil. With a simple search on Google Play or Apple Store, you can find many versions of the game. For beginners it is recommended to play Easy Sudoku and progress to Sudoku Hard level.
Never hesitate to try out crossword puzzles when you’re looking for ways of figuring out certain words. Such a game will access not only verbal language but also memory from many dimensions of knowledge. Of course, you can play with crosswords both online or by the good old-fashioned way of putting those words on a physical paper.
The Snake game requires the players to use their creativity and imagination to make a snake fit on the screen despite becoming longer and longer at the same time. This game became iconic for Nokia phones way back in the ‘90s, after its first appearance on the 6110 model in 1997.
Happy Neuron doesn’t have this funny name for no good reason since it’s based on scientific research, and it divides its activities into five critical brain areas: attention, executive functions, language, memory, and visual/spatial. Happy Neuron is usually a paid service, but it deserves all the money.
These are our top recommendations, and surely you’ll find something interesting in each and every game if you try them out.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.