59 Brain Games Guaranteed to Boost Your Brain Power
Your brain isn’t a muscle—in fact, it’s mostly fat!—but the right kind of mental exercise can help keep it in shape. These puzzles are designed to give your problem-solving, reasoning, and concentration skills a workout. And they come in varying degrees of difficulty, so pace yourself!
The Noun Project
Mary needs to bring a fruit salad to the annual holiday party, but some of her friends are very picky eaters. Based on her shopping list below, can you figure out what type of fruit they like?
Mary bought a banana, not a strawberry.
Mary bought a kiwi, not a pear.
Mary bought an apple, not an apricot.
Mary bought an orange, not a peach.
Mary bought a mango, not a grapefruit.
Place a number from 1 to 9 in each empty cell of this square so that each row, each column, and both main diagonals add up to the same sum. (You must determine this sum.) The same number can appear more than once.
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Tom resolved to get in shape by doing push-ups every morning before work. Each day from Monday to Friday, he did ten more push-ups than he’d done the day before. If Tom did 50 push-ups on Thursday, how many push-ups did he do in total from Monday to Friday?
Rearrange the shapes into a new sequence that follows these rules:
- The triangle is to the immediate left of the pentagon.
- The circle is to the left of the square and to the right of the triangle.
- The octagon is not the last figure in the sequence.
- No shape remains in its original position.
To boost your brain more, try these printable crossword puzzles.