63 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!
George, William, John, Abe, and Millard have their birthdays on consecutive days. This year, all their birthdays land between Monday and Friday. Can you figure out whose birthday is on each weekday?
- George’s birthday is as many days before Millard’s as William’s is after Abe’s.
- John is two days older than Abe.
- Millard’s birthday is on Thursday.
Each of the symbols in this diagram represents a door that is closed but unlocked. When you open a door, all the other doors with the same symbol become locked and cannot be passed through. Can you get from one side of the maze to the other?
Mix it up
An anagram is a word or phrase created by rearranging the letters of a word or phrase into a new term. We call the ones below super-anagrams because the mixed-up phrase creates a loose definition of the original. For instance, “acts phony” and “sycophant.” Can you figure out the super-anagrams for these terms?
- Moon starer
- Bad credit
- Bag manager
- Debit card
- Garbage man
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.