Which Games Grow Your Brain The Most?


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A chart of the most popular games to grow your mind.

Ainsley Olvey, Columnist

There are a lot of games that say they will improve your knowledge more than other games. But which one helps your brain the most? Some games will focus on one specific thing to improve, while others may help you calm yourself, improve your knowledge, and help your memory. These are some of the most popular games that most people play to grow the brain.

Chess: According to Hercules Chess, “many chess players of all different levels do have high IQs of over 100 score. Some of our greatest chess players in history, for example Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen, have IQs well over 140 score.”

WordSearch: Most people overlook WordSearch; however, Funster says that WordSearches can help lower the risk of dementia, and improve quick thinking.

CrossWord Puzzles: Brain Myth conducted a recent study and found that while crossword puzzles do not work on brain growth as much as other games, it can still keep the mind sharp, and is a good exercise when looking for something quick to do.

Jigsaw Puzzles: Attachment Mummy says that jigsaw puzzles use both sides of your brain. Your left side is very logical and mathematical and your right side is creative and artistic. Doing jigsaw puzzles can also help your short term memory, improve your ability to problem solve, can relieve stress, and even improve your lifespan.

Sudoku: Sudoku has many effects such as “training your mind to process various forms of information, details, images, and strategies at lightning speeds. While you devise strategies to win the game, it also builds your neural connections. It helps in extending dendrite connections in your brain cells which help improve memory. Scientists say solving them depends on neural pathways that even the most powerful computers can’t replicate,” IQ Test Experts state.

Scrabble: Scrabble can strengthen your vocabulary, improve developmental strategies, increase your social skills, and can also enhance your memory, according to InspirationFeed.

Each one of these games help individually build certain areas of thinking, as well as keep you in better health. Many scientists and experts across the world can all agree that these mind games are useful in enhancing that mind of yours, and I can’t help but to agree.