Looking for mind-enhancing apps? Check out these 10 trending brain-teasing hits on the Android market.
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With a smartphone in every person’s hand, apps are gaining popularity like never before, be it games, books, utilities, and what not. The world’s become smaller yet accessible and quite literally on your fingertips like never before!
Most of us are glued to some or the other apps. Accept it, be it insane, ageless fun like Fruit Ninja, or Pixlr Express for flawless photos, each one of us have our vice. Since we’re anyway wasting abundant time on these addictive apps, we might as well get hooked to something constructive.
Challenge your mind in countless ways with mind puzzles and brain teasers. These apps offer mental exercises for almost everyone. Get any of the below apps to give your rusting brain a hardcore workout!
Ten Apps to Exercise Your Brain
What’s My IQ? – Orangenose Studios
This app computes your IQ on the basis of several fun, quirky, and challenging puzzles, while letting you compare your score with that of your Facebook friends. The best part about it is definitely its out-of-the-box questions that are rare to find in most other apps. The only downfall, I would say, is that it has only 50 levels, so you’re likely to get done in no time.
Mind Games – Mindware Consulting, Inc.
If you’re seeking a brain exercise app that is an all-rounder, ‘mind games’ is just your thing. It has a total of 17 different kind of games, each targeting a different aspect. Some of them ain’t up to the mark, but it definitely has something for everyone. Graphics aren’t exactly top of the line, but it solves the purpose by providing an array of brain teasers.
Flow Free – Big Duck Games LLC
This game is simply exquisite. It’s one hell of a catchy brain teaser–an absolute must-try! The easy levels are cakewalk, it’s the hard one’s that you ought to look forward to. That said, I grew out of it once I got the hang of it and could easily complete the levels. In which case, worry not; you can try Flow Free: Bridges. The gameplay is more or less similar with a slight twist.
94 Seconds – SCIMOB
As the name suggests, this is a fast-paced game that tingles your gray cells. Though it’s centered towards fastening your reaction time, the game stays interesting with questions from an array of categories. To ace the game, you simply need to think fast! Extremely addictive and competitive, 94 seconds is a great way to stay engrossed constructively.
“Memorize” Memory game – Berni Mobile
Memory is a fairly simple game of matching cards–an old yet innovative memory-enhancing exercise. It gives you the option of selecting a difficulty level as per your choice, making it easy and convenient to use. The bright and colorful layout is a bonus.
Find Differences – Pinecone Software
You have to spot 5 differences between the given two pictures. It’s evergreen, challenging, gripping, and 100% fun for everyone! Finding differences is everyone’s favorite mind exercise in the form of a free app–what’s not to like! It’s an absolute hit with adults and kids alike.
4 Pics 1 Word – LOTUM GmbH
The name says it all for this one. You’re shown four individual pictures, and all of them have one thing in common. You need to guess what it is! And did I mention, you have to do so under a given time frame. So once again, think fast!
Four In A Line Free – AI Factory Limited
Almost everyone’s well-versed with the game Connect4. Four In A Line is its digital counterpart wherein 2 players pick colors and take turns to see who can make the first line of four.
Unblock Me FREE – Kiragames Co., Ltd.
Unblock Me is an interesting take on the age-old block games. You need to get the red block off the board by moving other blocks and making space. It gives you four difficulty levels to pick from, ensuring that the game stays challenging throughout. You’re given a few hints handy and countless fun levels to pick from. Game on!
Birzzle – Enfeel Inc
If you’re a fan of Bejeweled, Birzzle’s definitely the game for you. It’s another off-the-road, drag-and-drop block game–only far more fun than the rest! The time limit ensures that you’re on your toes throughout. It has three different modes that make it a great time killer! Beware though, the latest mode Pandora is a real crasher with most devices; other than that, you’re good to go.
*Note: Birzzle Pandora – $0.99 (iTunes)
Other Worthwhile Mentionables
Mind Games – Alexey Khripkov
The developer warns that the game is for “smart people only”. That definitely sounds a bit boastful, but as it turns out, the game can be really frustrating at times. So take his word for it, and if you can’t pass the start screen, odds are that you won’t make head from tail in the levels ahead.
Brain Age Game – Best Addictive Brain Games
Here’s another great game that is to the point and works well. It has some seriously tiring brain exercises and definitely serves the purpose. Beware though, the levels are a little cuckoo, some are far too easy, while others are plain annoyingly difficult. And don’t expect to keep a track of the scores or even understand what they mean–there’s no luck there either.
7 Little Words – Blue Ox Technologies Ltd.
This one is an absolute show-stopper; true to its description, it’s unique and enticing like never before! Though most of us are sure to like this app, if you’re a word muncher and love the likes of crosswords and anagrams, then you’re sure to cling onto 7 little words for a l-o-o-o-ong time to come. Give it a try now!
Bouncy Ball – RAON GAMES
The game is simple, interesting, and captivating–like you can go on for hours together. But the levels get trickier and become an infuriating pain if you can’t crack them right away. There are a few glitches here and there, but definitely not deal breakers for this addictive game!
Memory Trainer – Urbian
This app is a classic specimen of a great mind game. It’s simplistic, easy to use, and most importantly, to the point. If you’re looking for great mind exercises minus the extra frills and jazz, this is definitely your thing. The primary reason why Memory Trainer aces over the rest is because of its sensible, well-thought exercises–they are neither made for super brains nor imbeciles; the difficulty level is just right for most of us. The performance is quite smooth with no lag whatsoever.
Anipang for Kakao – SUNDAYTOZ, INC.
Anipang is an old-school match-3 game with a new packaging. You simply need to match three of the same characters by moving them in any of the four directions. But it’s not that simple; you’re on a schedule of 60 seconds only, so think fast!