We’re acquainted with the importance of a good physical workout and the way it keeps our body fit and energetic, right? By that logic, isn’t it equally relevant that our mind too needs an occasional warm-up session to boost its performance!

Between work and play, our brain is often left to deal with mindless activities like scrolling through social media feeds and consuming infinite entertainment content. Where is the challenging part in this that stirs up that grey matter?

That’s why brain games are a great way to exercise those ageing cells. Here are a few to get you started on this brain-boosting challenge.

1
Elevate – Brain Training

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This is a brain training program to improve overall communication skills and pep up your information processing speed. It has over 35 fun games that challenge your cognitive skills like focus, memory, processing, math, precision, and comprehension. Not only that, it also tracks your performance and adapts to challenge you further and even lets you set up a personalised daily workout. No wonder this app has been selected by Google as Editors’ Choice.

Download: AndroidiOS

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2
Personal Zen

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Challenging your brain to solve problems is one thing and challenging it to training to act positively is another. This game belongs to that other wellness category. It is developed by a team of leading neuroscientists and mobile developers to lower stress and anxiety. The game consists of two animated characters, one which looks like a friendly and calm sprite and the other that looks angry. The player must follow the friendly sprite always without getting distracted by the other one. The goal is to focus on the positive without getting diverted by the negative. And in case you go the wrong way, you’ll be faced with healing mechanics of the app that will help you find our way back.

Download: iOS

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Lumosity – Brain Training

lumosityThis is one of the popular brain-boosting games used by millions of people worldwide. It combines a mix of over 25 cognitive games into a daily training program that challenges your brain. This game too adapts to your own performance and makes it challenging every time you play it. It also has an easy to use UI that lets you track your performance and share it with other players.

Download: AndroidiOS

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Fit Brain Trainer

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Fit Brain Trainer is designed by neuroscientists, game and education experts to make brain training a fun yet challenging experience. The app features over 30 games and puzzles that aim at stretching and improving mental agility. It keeps presenting you with sessions that get harder every time you progress, thus giving you a strong brain workout. It also offers you training recommendations and options to track your performance.

Download: AndroidiOS

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Brain Wars

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Unlike the previous games that challenge your mental skills, this game is based on real-time brain battles where you compete against players from around the world. It presents you with puzzles crosswords, Sudoku, and other brain teasers where you not only have to win but also outscore your opponents. The constant battling and striving to improve your rank is what makes it the biggest challenge.

Download: AndroidiOS

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