Best Brain Games

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There are four game modes on this cube designed to challenge speed and memory skills while improving motor skills, memory and quick thinking. These games — Chase Me, Catch Me, Follow Me and Remember Me — are designed with kids ages 6 to 12 in mind, so they’re not too hard but not too easy. The compact cube design makes this a great game for traveling, and the volume can be adjusted or turned off so it doesn’t disturb others while your child improves their brain skills. Players can play alone or with others by comparing how far along they go in each game.

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This challenging game is made for children 7 and older. The puzzles vary in difficulty from basic to extremely difficult. There are only 12 puzzle pieces, which doesn’t sound too challenging until you try the tougher puzzles — there are many, many combinations, but only one right answer. This is a game that will really enhance problem-solving, critical thinking and strategic thinking skills as players test their brain. The whole game is contained in one carrying case, so it is a nice on-the-go travel option as well.

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Made for ages 8 and up, this game includes multilevel challenges with 40 beginner-to-expert challenges. Kids use the cards as a reference to place the colorful cars on the grid and then are charged with rearranging them to move the red car off the grid. A premier sliding block game, Rush Hour Traffic Jam challenges young players to problem-solve, moving the toy cars around until the path is clear. The trial and error required helps kids practice perseverance. The addictive design of the game makes it fun and enjoyable for all ages. It even comes with a pouch to avoid losing any of the pieces, and it’s convenient to take on the go.

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The design of the Blokus game is simple and intuitive to learn. With colors that entice young kids, those ages 7 and up will get the chance to strengthen their strategic skills as they play. Players must attempt to get all of their colored pieces onto the board, simultaneously preventing other opponents from putting their pieces down. The real challenge is that pieces of the same color may only touch at their corners. Kids quickly learn that they have to think critically and use a bit of strategy to increase their chances of winning. The game is the most fun with two to four players, as having more colors in play makes it more challenging, but it can also be played solo.

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This set of educational brain teasers allows kids to solve problems whether they’re sitting on the couch or spending time in the car. The compact size of the puzzles makes them portable and easy to take on the go. The puzzles are extremely interactive and prompt kids to think of new ways to solve problems. The pieces are easy to take apart and more challenging to put back together, which helps kids stay occupied for extended periods of time. Their ability to solve these puzzles will certainly build their confidence. An instructional guide is emailed after purchase and can be used by parents or kids if they get stuck. The games are recommended for kids ages 5 and up.

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In Brain Games Kids, kids ages 8 and up must work together on teams to complete various challenges, with each challenge bringing them closer to the finish line. Clues are provided to help players get the right answer. Kids must use their critical thinking skills to win while simultaneously maintaining a fast pace, which contributes to the excitement of the game. Adults can join in on the fun and play the game at a party or during family game night. Although kids may not feel confident as they begin to play the game, they can expand their knowledge of various subjects while playing. Challenges include optical illusions, riddles and more.

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The various challenges offered in this game — playable in both 2D and 3D for children ages 6 and up — help build concentration skills, spatial insight, logic and problem-solving abilities. The kit includes colorful round puzzle pieces, which fit well into the various grooves on the accompanying tray. The pieces are easy for small hands to play with, whether in the car or at a restaurant.

Expert Commentary

“Remember brain games are exactly that: games. Educational, challenging — but still games, which means they’re fun. There are now plenty of multisensory brain games that are great for children of all learning styles. Using brain games to not only enhance perceived learning strengths, but also work on weaknesses is important.”



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