5 fun word games to exercise your brain


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1. List it

Increase your recall power by writing down as many dog ​​breeds as you can imagine in 1 minute. We had 15. How did you do it?

2. Locate the symbol

locate the symbol

Sharpen your visual search skills with this chart featuring many different symbols. Count how many times the top three appear throughout the board, spending 30 seconds on each.

Corrected (left to right) 14, 25, 14

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3. World of Words

word world

Find as many words as you can in 3 minutes in the grid below to strengthen pattern recognition and mental processing speed. Words can run in any direction – up, down, sideways or diagonally – as long as each letter touches the next. For example, you can form the word BALAI by starting at B, moving left to R, then left again to O, and so on. Try to beat our score of 20.

4. Riddle Rally

rebus rally

Each of the word combinations below represents a common expression. Can you figure out all three?

Fixed 1. Easier eggs, 2. Keep in touch, 3. Scotch on the rocks

5. Jammer


To test your brain’s flexibility, try to compose as many words as possible from the following items. Can you find more than 15 per word?

Adapted from Brainpower Game Plan 2009 by Cynthia R. Green, PhD, and the editors of Prevention

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