November 5, 2009

Got Brain? Fun & Free Games to Improve Cognitive Function!

Do you ever avoid doing something that you know would be good for you because it's not enjoyable?

I know I do!  ☺

I'd like to share 2 sites that have fun games to improve brain function/health.
Both of these sites have many games that can be played for free.

Best of all, they are FUN!

At Fit Brains, there are more than 20 scientifically designed brain games designed to target all five major cognitive areas of brain function and keep your brain "healthy and sharp".  Almost all of them can be played for no cost. ☺  Although Fit Brains always asks if you'd like to sign up for a free account, it's entirely optional and when the little window pops up, you can select the 'Play Without Tracking' button to play the games without signing up. A free account allows you to track your progress, have brain games adapt to you and challenge your friends.

At Lumosity, although they also have more than 20 games, only the 'featured games' shown at the top can be played without signing up for a free account.  A window may pop up asking you to sign up for an account but if you hit the X in the upper right corner of the pop up window, you can then play the game without signing up.  Once again there are games you can play without signing up or paying.  A free account allows you to save your scores and compare scores with others.
Lumosity games are organised by what brain function they help hone.

For those interested in reading more about how our awesome brains can change and heal, there is literature on those 2 sites above and there is an excellent blog called Brain Leaders and Learners.

Have fun!
p.s. in my opinion, having fun is an absolutely necessary ingredient for healing!

Do you know of any other free resources for building or improving brain function?

If so, please share them in the comments section!

I'd also love to hear if you have a favourite brain game from either of those sites.



  1. Paradise Island 2 is totally addictive!!! : -)

  2. Thank you for the mind games. Do you think anyone has ever said that before? Brain games maybe I should call them.

    Anyway, Paradise Lost 2 or whatever it's called is totally getting me through my sugar-free diet UnUtopia.

    Thanks again!

  3. LOL! You are most welcome for the 'mind games'!
    I've never gotten to say that in my life ☺

    I'm glad this post was good timing and the game helps the no-sugar journey you are on!

    I've been liking the Travel Quest one.... I find it really hard but it feels so good for my brain!


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