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15 Fun Board Games that Exercise Your Brain And Make You Smarter

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Games are generally considered to be mere entertainment devices. But anybody who knows anything about board games can tell you that the best games are the ones that are both fun and give your brain a workout. This is hardly surprising considering that fellow geeks are generally the ones creating them. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most intelligent and fun board games on the market.

For those of you who want to play these games more often than anyone else you know, I have good news! The vast majority of them can be played either online or on a mobile/tablet device! You should probably download them, mostly because I want non-computers to play against so I can pretend that I have friends.

1. Chess

Probably the most famous board game of all time, Chess can literally take a lifetime to truly master. To put it incredibly simply, Chess is a two-player, strategy board game that is supposed to represent medieval warfare. Extensive studies have shown that playing the game on a regular basis can have a myriad of positive effects on your brain and intelligence. Some of these include:

  • It exercises both the right and left side of your brain
  • It increases your creativity and originality
  • It can raise your IQ
  • It improves your memory
  • It assists your concentration
  • It helps your foresight
  • It can help to prevent Alzheimer’s

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2. Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride requires players to collect train car cards that they use to claim railway routes across the map. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come from fulfilling destination tickets that connect distant cities. There are a variety of editions now out, each mapping a different country, continent or area of the world. My favorites are the original USA and Märklin maps, respectively.

Besides teaching players strategy and logic, Ticket to Ride also helps you to build upon your knowledge of past and present geography. This is because some of the maps are historical. Trains have never been so much fun!

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Outset Media Corp Mind Trap Brain Teaser Board Game - MindTrap 20th Anniversary Edition: The Game That Challenges the Way You Think (Over 3 Million Copies Sold)
Toy (Outset Media Corp)
  • Contents include: 1 deck of Classic Conundrums (96 cards)
  • 1 deck of MindTrap Mysteries (96 cards)
  • 1 deck of Picture Puzzles (96 cards)
  • 1 deck of Rebus Riddles (96 cards)
  • 1 giant spinner board and spinner

Well its a young city and a younger group you

by lukurdadsnastrnot

Work with but they are out there. Spend much time on the downtown mall? I used to work there.. many of those folks see each other every day- they become friends just through association.
Do you play chess? try the mudhouse. sit at a table with a board set and you will be approached for a game.
The old man in the turban is said to be the best player in c'ville- he doesnt speak english and won't approach you for a game until he sees you are good.
The second best is an asshole. you should recognize him by that description.
Lotsa kids play there, but lotsa adults too. some of my best games were with 40+ folks.
Also I am younger so naturally the younger crowd was more comfortable approaching me.
Adults are more comfortable challenging the entire age...

But what about the violent games?

by babyalligatornli

What i mean is, is there a concensus (among the parents who regulate video gaming) that they SHOULD be avoided?
i guess what i'm really eager to hear other people talk about is what their feelings are about fantasy violence -- which is pretty ubiquitous in childhood in various forms. i tried to initiate some discussion of this a few months ago, but no one really bit. i'm less interested in talking about specific media (though i confess, i do find regular tv pretty much loser programming across the board. its not about elitism in the abstract, its about the fact that i myself find nearly all tv incredibly stupid. yes, of course there are exceptions.)
obviously its normal for children (and adults) to fantasize about being powerful beings who can break the everyday rules...

Top Fun Game Chess Game
Mobile Application (Top Fun Game)
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