Platform: Nintendo DS
Video games are fun, but we can also be taught while we play them. And we have fun doing so. There are tons of games in this category for the DS alone. One of the best examples that I can think of in this category is Brain Age 2 for the Nintendo DS. There’s a Brain Age 1, but I haven’t played it. I’m sure it’s just as good, but Brain Age 2 is what I know.
This game is designed to help keep your brain sharp. You’re not going to feel like a whiz if you play this all day. You’re supposed to play it in short bursts, but do so every day. I did this for about a month and I do feel like it helped a bit. My memory increased, or it felt like it did, which is a big deal for me because I have a terrible short-term memory.
This collection of exercises includes math, memory, logic, music and other types of games. They are all fun in their own right. My favorite were the music games, but that’s probably because I’m a musical person. There aren’t enough music theory games out there. I am going to go research those games to see if there are any. Anyway, I would recommend trying this out if you want to give your brain a little workout every morning.