More Games that Benefit the Brain: A Review

Posted by Erica Warren on

If you have been reading my blogs, you know I'm a big fan of bringing the fun factor into learning. In fact, did you know there are many games that can improve cognitive functioning?

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 Some Games Exercise and Strengthen the Brain

Kids love to play card and board games, and there are quite a few that exercise and strengthen the brain. Games that require players to use their memory, attention, planning abilities, and visualization skills can help to improve working memory and executive functions at large.  Other games that require one to process visual information can help to develop visual processing and spatial skills.  Finally, there are language loaded and categorization games that can help to improve verbal reasoning and auditory processing abilities, just to name a few.

18 Games That Exercise the Brain

In a prior blog, I reviewed 18 games that can benefit cognition and I wanted to add a few more to the list: 

GAME:

COGNITIVE BENEFITS

WHERE TO PURCHASE

Rat-A-Tat-Cat:

 

· Visual Processing

· Visual Memory

· Planning

· Attention

· Working Memory

 

http://amzn.to/2gbbiAB  

 

Q-Bits – Extreme:

 

· Visual Processing

· Spatial Relations

· Speed of Processing

· Attention to Detail

· Mental Flexibility

· Executive Functioning

· Perceptual Reasoning

 

 

 

http://amzn.to/2fQJULl

 

The Main I-deer:

 

· Simultaneous Processing

· Linguistic Skills

· Categorizing

· Verbal Reasoning

· Attention

 

 

https://goo.gl/iza7Hz

 

Grammar Games Galore:

 

· Linguistic Skills

· Categorizing

· Processing Speed

· Verbal Reasoning

 

https://goo.gl/iHKkms

 

Duple:

 

· Visual Processing

· Word Finding

· Processing Speed

· Hemisphere Integration

· Attention to Details

· Attention

 

 

http://amzn.to/2fQJULl

 

Stare:

· Visual Memory

· Speed of Processing

· Metacognitive Skills

· Attention to Details

 

http://amzn.to/2xYL8tZ

 

Color Code:

· Visual Processing

· Nonverbal Reasoning

· Spatial Relations

· Planning

· Perceptual Reasoning

 

 https://amzn.to/3DyGxNR 

 

No Speed Limit:

· Processing Speed

· Visual Processing

· Visual Memory

· Executive Functioning

· Perceptual Reasoning

https://amzn.to/3y2OsBD 

Qwitch:

· Mental Flexibility

· Sequential Processing

· Speed of Processing

· Working Memory

· Hemisphere Integration

 

 

http://amzn.to/2xYN59J

 

Anomia:

· Word Finding

· Processing Speed

· Hemisphere Integration

· Attention to Details

 

http://amzn.to/2xhf8mk

 

5 Ws Detectives

· Word Finding

· Processing Speed

· Written Language

· Attention to Details

 

https://goo.gl/iBq21E

 

I hope you found this helpful. Remember I also reviewed 18 other games in a prior post.

Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren

Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.

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