Strengthen your gray matter with these challenges to memory, math skills, and more.
As the name implies, this visual brain game
tests your ability to pick out line-drawn objects, such as leaves,
bicycles, or animals layered on top of one another. Choose a difficulty
level from one to ten, then get to work strengthening your attention and
The Right Word
Attention logophiles: This fast-moving word brain game
will test your vocabulary and memory. First, you're challenged to spell
a word after being given just its definition and the first two letters
as clues. Then, you're asked to come up with three words in two
categories that begin with the same letter—for example, name three trees
and three articles of clothing that begin with "C." Finally, you're
quizzed to remember the words from the first part.
Text Twist 2
If you like the board game Boggle, you'll love Text Twist 2.
From seven random letters, you'll need to create as many three-, four-,
five-, and six-letter words as possible in two minutes (you can also
play without the clock). Earn bonus points for coming up with the word
that uses all the letters.
Tri Peaks Solitaire
This quick-moving solitaire
brain game challenge will have your mouse going as fast as your mind.
The object: Move cards in numerical order from three pyramids into your
stack as quickly as possible; you rack up points both for speed and the
number of cards you play in a row. If you get stuck, there's a pile to
restart the game.
You'll test your memory with this simple, nautical-themed brain game.
Study the objects in a virtual room on an abandoned pirate ship, then
try to identify what's different in an updated version of the room. Stay
sharp: You'll get extra points for spotting gemstones hidden in the
Writing in the Stars
In this twist on a classic crossword puzzle,
you must place nine, seven-letter words in the correct position on the
star-shaped grid, and your only clues come from squares that overlap two
words. Choose from a difficulty level of easy, medium, or hard for this
brain game that challenges your attention to detail and executive
functions such as strategizing and managing time and space.
This classic numbers brain game
never gets old. Use the numbers 1-9 only once in each 3x3 region, row,
and column to solve the puzzle. Think you know your Sudoku? This video will give you a quick primer on the games' rules and introduce you to "slicing and dicing."