Mind Games is a great collection of gamesbased in part on principles derived from cognitive tasks to helpyou practice different mental skills. This app includes nearly 3dozen of Mindware’s brain training games (some of which allow youto play 3 times and require upgrading to play more). All gamesinclude your score history and graph of your progress. The gameslist shows a summary of your best games and today’s scores on allgames. Using some principles from standardized testing, your scoresare also converted to a comparison scale so that you can see whereyou need work and excel. You might also be able to notice theeffects of various lifestyle factors on your performance throughthe score history.
Mind Games is also now available on iPhone/iPad and Windows.
Languages available: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German,Arabic, Russian, Japanese.
Description of Games and Theorized Abilities:
Abstraction – Exercise your ability to quickly differentiatebetween words with a concrete vs. abstract meaning.
Attention Training Game – Exercise your attention. Based on theflanker attention task. Practice your ability to ignore competinginformation and processing speed.
Anticipation – Practice your ability to anticipate and respondrapidly.
Changing Directions – Practice your attention, concentration,processing speed, and mental flexibility.
Divided Attention I – Practice your ability to divide yourattention and respond rapidly.
Face Memory – Memorize a group of faces and then see if you canrecall them.
Math Star – Practice your basic arithmetic skills, speed, andattention to detail.
Memory Racer – Practice for your brain’s working memory andprocessing speed.
Memory Span – Practice your verbal and nonverbal working memory toincrease the span of your immediate memory.
Memory Flow – Practice your visual and verbal memory for the flowof events.
Memory Match – Practice your memory for completed tasks.
Mental Categories – Practice your processing speed and quickcategorization skills.
Mental Flex – Practice your cognitive flexibility and ability toignore competing information.
Path Memory – Practice your ability to memorize and reproducepaths.
Serial Memory – Learn a series of 10 numbers and faces in as fewtrials as you can.
Self-Ordered Learning for Objects – Memorize a sequence of objectsusing a sequence you determine.
Similarities Scramble – Exercise your knowledge of wordrelationships.
Spatial Memory – Memorize the locations of the tiles that flip overwith increasing numbers of tiles.
Speed Trivia – Exercise your knowledge of general trivia andinformation.
Verbal Concepts – Exercise your ability to quickly identifyconceptual categories.
Vocabulary Star – Exercise your vocabulary and spellingskills.
Vocabulary Power – An un-timed multiple choice vocabularytask.
Visual Memory – Test and practice your visual memory skills.
Word Memory – Memorize 30 words and see if you can rememberthem.
Mind Games is intended to be brain challenging entertainment. Noresearch has yet been conducted to determine if this app hascognitive benefits.