Based on the science that shows that people who solve brainteasers have a significant cognitive advantage, this illustrated game book specifically was created to cross-train the brain. Here are 399 games to stretch the reader, all of which stimulate neurons--literally, regrowing the brain.
Cross-train your brain! Exercising the brain is like exercising the body--with the right program, you can keep your brain young, strong, agile, and adaptable. And like the most effective exercise, you don't target just one area. This follow-up to the bestselling 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young, offers 417 games that target six key cognitive functions. Here are games to improve long-term memory and games to flex working memory. Games for executive functioning, for attention to detail, for multitasking, and for processing speed. There are puzzles, trivia quizzes, visual challenges, brainteasers, and word games. Best of all, they're fun--this is the kind of exercise that you'll want to do--and all it takes is ten to fifteen minutes a day for a full workout.
Author: USA Today
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: 2008-09-01
You can be sitting in the train working on a puzzle but it can take you far away from the everyday. Before you know it you're at your stop or about to pass it. It's not like you were even in the train. It's something different, something removed from the ordinary." --Maki Kaji, Japanese Times The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper offers puzzlesmiths the ultimate cranium compendium boasting five challenging mind teasers. USA TODAY is America's most recognized newspaper reaching more than 5 million people each day. Now, USA TODAY has collected five popular game formats into one book, including: Logic Puzzles, Crossword, Killer Sudoku, and Hitori. Complete with 400 puzzles (that's twice the size of comparable game books), USA TODAY Jumbo Puzzle Book includes an introductory chapter that offers solution tips as well as a concluding chapter that reveals all the answers. Pen and pencil puzzles are big business. According to a national poll by the American Society on Aging, 84 percent of people report that they spend time daily in activities that are good for brain health.
Author: Abbie F. Salny
Publisher: Galahad Books
Release Date: 2006-07-14
Shocking origins! Altered meanings! Wild abuses of language! Who knew English was so full of fascinating surprises? For word lovers, these quizzes and games by Mensa member extraordinaire Dr. Abbie Salny will be a pure delight…and illuminating, too. She delves into the sometimes-unexpected etymology of a variety of words and reveals how they came to have their present meanings, examines derivations, and analyzes the frequently misunderstood, mispronounced, and misused. Then, she gathers them all in to brain-teasing puzzles designed to test and improve the solver’s vocabulary. For anyone seeking a bon mot or le mot juste, here’s the place to find it!
Author: Terry Stickels
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
Release Date: 2009-09-15
Solving puzzles are a fun way to stimulate your brain. The Big Brain Puzzle Book does just that, with over 150 Alzheimer's Association- approved puzzles from renowned brain teaser Terry Stickels. Stickels writes STICKELERS, a puzzle column, appearing in over 200 local and national newspapers daily. Here is a sampling of the types of mind bending, brain exercising puzzles inside: Frame Games Find an every day phrase hidden inside words or drawings of rebus puzzles. Spatial Visual Answer questions while looking at 3-dimensional objects on a 2 dimensional page. Squeezers Fill in the blanks with letters in the middle of two words creating two 2-syllable words. Word Search Find words within blocks of letters going horizontally, diagonally or vertically. Trivia Answer questions to seemingly obvious questions and learn something new in the process. Trickledowns In five steps, changing one letter at a time, come up with a whole new word. Readers will enjoy this great variety of puzzles from renowned puzzle creator Terry Stickels, while benefiting a great cause.
Author: Jerome S. Meyer
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre: Games & Activities
How big is one billion? If you had a billion dollars and invested it in a business that lost a thousand dollars a day, do you know how long it would take you to go broke? Answer: Two thousand years! If the pen on your desk were enlarged a billion times, the point would be longer than the Mississippi River and the cap would be big enough to enclose the Earth. These are the types of cool facts that you can learn from this intriguing book. Although few of us really understand figures greater than a few thousand, we live in a vast world of numbers. Puzzles, Games, and Tricks confronts this world in a fun, informative, and accessible way. Contained within its pages is a gold mine of information for readers to absorb and comprehend, including mathematical puzzles, formulas, games, and tricks that will captivate readers young and old. Author Jerome Meyer provides a fascinating and amazing key to the magic world of numbers. Readers will find Puzzles, Games, and Tricks one of the most readable books on mathematics ever published.
Author: Francis Heaney
Release Date: 2011-03-01
This collection is sure to satisfy passionate puzzleheads--those word nerds hungry for a new challenge. It features new brain games constructed just for this book, including “Mix-Ins” (anagrams with a novel twist) and “Half and Half” puzzles that involve tricky word-breaking and reassembling.
Author: Kim Chamberlain
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Short and Fun Activities Designed to Train and Maintain Your Brain Taking care of your brain is just as beneficial as taking care of the rest of your body—research has shown that training games help improve memory, concentration, problem-solving skills, processing speed, creativity, and reasoning. 365 Games & Puzzles to Keep Your Mind Sharp provides a year’s worth of challenging mental activities to keep your brain sharp and flexible. Chamberlain’s fresh new installment uses the same format as The Five-Minute Brain Workout: a variety of games and puzzles, each with ten examples that increase in difficulty as you work through the book. This collection includes some fan favorites along with many new and exciting puzzles that will further develop your skills. 365 Games & Puzzles to Keep Your Mind Sharp is perfect for lovers of word and language games and puzzles, providing enough short, sharp exercises for a year’s worth of fun and brain stretching.
Author: Clinical Professor of Neurology and Director of the Institute of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Performance Elkhonon Goldberg
Publisher: PIL Kids
Release Date: 2011-09-01
This book is crammed with puzzles designed to stimulate each of your brain's cognitive functions, keeping it strong and fit. Many different types of puzzles are included, and each of the five levels increases the challenge of solving them. Includes three self-evaluations that allow you to assess your improvement in areas such as focus, attention, memory, and more.
Author: Jack Botermans
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Release Date: 2007-03-28
It’s possible to train your brain, give your memory a quick pick-me-up, and alleviate the effects of aging. The mind deteriorates when it’s not kept active, but this attractively illustrated workout--complete with exercises, tests, and tips--helps keep those mental muscles sharp. Each game focuses on a particular skill: language, spatial recognition, concentration, logic, structure, associative thinking, general knowledge, and more. Put seven mixed-up letters in the right order to create the correct word. Pick out the pair of planes that do not fit into a square. Try to remember the pattern in which eight roses are laid out--then turn the page and find the ninth rose that has been added. Not only are these drills memory-boosting, they’re fun!
Author: Tonia Vojtkofsky
Publisher: The Experiment
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Health & Fitness
According to research by the Mayo Clinic, about 7 percent of adults between ages 70 and 89 develop Mild Cognitive Impairment every year. Characterized by memory loss and decreased ability to learn, MCI is a strong predictor of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. But it is never too late—or too early—to take action against cognitive decline—including exercising the brain to keep it stronger for longer. Now Dr. Tonia Vojtkofsky, a sought-after specialist on MCI and Alzheimer's, presents 201 word and number exercises optimized for people with MCI—challenging, but still do-able: Complete-the-word puzzles and searches Logic problems and sequencing puzzles Discover-the-pattern exercises, and much more. Each exercise notes the primary ability it targets (e.g., memory, language, executive functioning, calculation), and most exercises target more than one!
Author: Joel Levy
Release Date: 2014-01-16
Genre: Games & Activities
Packed with more than 300 challenging exercises, Boost Your Brain helps target the memory challenges of modern life, like remembering PIN numbers, passwords, and matching names with faces. With dynamic infographics, technique boxes, a scoring system, and at-home challenges, Boost Your Brain is a complete mental fitness regime in one book.
Author: Barry R. Clarke
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2003
So, you think you've got the brain-power to tackle tough logic puzzles? Well, try this extraordinary assortment of challenges, including Mix-and-Match logic puzzles and "Find the Liar" type puzzles. Some puzzles have tables that can be used to deduce relationships between people or items, some use word-play to present the problem, and still others use illustrations to highlight the challenge. Whatever their form, each is designed to stretch your mind to the max. And the level of difficulty increases as you move through the book, concluding with a series so diabolical, even the most expert puzzle sleuths may have to beg for mercy! Fortunately, solutions for every puzzle are included, along with explanations of how the answers are determined, so you'll even be able to build your puzzle-solving skills.
Just in time for the 2018 World Cup, a lively and lyrical guide to appreciating the drama of soccer Soccer is not only the world's most popular sport; it's also one of the most widely shared forms of global culture. The Language of the Game is a passionate and engaging introduction to soccer's history, tactics, and human drama. Profiling soccer's full cast of characters--goalies and position players, referees and managers, commentators and fans--historian and soccer scholar Laurent Dubois describes how the game's low scores, relentless motion, and spectacular individual performances combine to turn each match into a unique and unpredictable story. He also shows how soccer's global reach makes it an unparalleled theater for nationalism, international conflict, and human interconnectedness. Filled with perceptive insights and stories both legendary and little known, The Language of the Game is a rewarding read for anyone seeking to understand soccer better.