Mind Games is a great collection of games based in part on principles derived from cognitive tasks to help you practice different mental skills. This app includes nearly 3 dozen of Mindware’s brain training games (some of which allow you to play 3 times and require upgrading to play more). All games include your score history and graph of your progress. The games list shows a summary of your best games and today’s scores on all games. Using some principles from standardized testing, your scores are also converted to a comparison scale so that you can see where you need work and excel. You might also be able to notice the effects of various lifestyle factors on your performance through the 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 differentiate between words with a concrete vs. abstract meaning.
Attention Training Game – Exercise your attention. Based on the flanker attention task. Practice your ability to ignore competing information and processing speed.
Anticipation – Practice your ability to anticipate and respond rapidly.
Changing Directions – Practice your attention, concentration, processing speed, and mental flexibility.
Divided Attention I – Practice your ability to divide your attention and respond rapidly.
Face Memory – Memorize a group of faces and then see if you can recall them.
Math Star – Practice your basic arithmetic skills, speed, and attention to detail.
Memory Racer – Practice for your brain’s working memory and processing speed.
Memory Span – Practice your verbal and nonverbal working memory to increase the span of your immediate memory.
Memory Flow – Practice your visual and verbal memory for the flow of events.
Memory Match – Practice your memory for completed tasks.
Mental Categories – Practice your processing speed and quick categorization skills.
Mental Flex – Practice your cognitive flexibility and ability to ignore competing information.
Path Memory – Practice your ability to memorize and reproduce paths.
Serial Memory – Learn a series of 10 numbers and faces in as few trials as you can.
Self-Ordered Learning for Objects – Memorize a sequence of objects using a sequence you determine.
Similarities Scramble – Exercise your knowledge of word relationships.
Spatial Memory – Memorize the locations of the tiles that flip over with increasing numbers of tiles.
Speed Trivia – Exercise your knowledge of general trivia and information.
Verbal Concepts – Exercise your ability to quickly identify conceptual categories.
Vocabulary Star – Exercise your vocabulary and spelling skills.
Vocabulary Power – An un-timed multiple choice vocabulary task.
Visual Memory – Test and practice your visual memory skills.
Word Memory – Memorize 30 words and see if you can remember them.
Mind Games is intended to be brain challenging entertainment. No research has yet been conducted to determine if this app has cognitive benefits.