Fun Brain Games

Schedule:

Thursday, April 21, 2016
10:00 - noon
One 2-hour session

Fee:

$25. Register here.

Prerequisites:

The student should have an interest in playing games on their computer, tablet, or phone.

Description:

Let's have some fun today, and play some of the games listed below. Most of the popular games have been designed to work on all devices running operating systems: Android, Windows phone, tablet or computer, and iOS for Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

If you have games you routinely play, this course will give you some ideas about new games that you might enjoy. We'll cover games that can be played on a variety of devices and games that focus on different "brain" functions.

Below is a list of some popular games. When you search for a specific game you will only see the games that work on your device.

Goals:

  • Review the benefits of playing games for brain fitness
  • Increase familiarity with a number of different kinds of games
  • Have fun playing some of the games listed
  • Share games that are favorites of the students

Games that Have Free and Pay Versions

  • Brain HQ
  • Bridge Online
  • Candy Crush
  • Crossley
  • Two Dots
  • Farmville
  • Monkey Wrench
  • Red Herring
  • Solitaire Online
  • Spite & Malice
  • Sudoku
  • True and False
  • Word Brain
  • Words With Friends
  • Wordbubbles

Games that are Free

  • 5 Roll
  • Baseball
  • Bubble Boo
  • Bumper Cars
  • Countdown
  • Freecell
  • Golf Challenge
  • Jigsaw
  • Mahjongg
  • Mahjongg-Age of Alcahemy
  • Minesweeper
  • Mini Golf
  • Nit Pix
  • Pyramid Solitaire
  • Shapes and Colors
  • Sling Shock
  • Slots: Under the Sea
  • Split Words
  • Tri-Peaks Solitaire
  • Trizzle

Most popular games

  • logos Free Cell is a solitaire-based card game played with a 52-card standard deck. It is fundamentally different from most solitaire games in that very few hands are unsolvable.
  • logos Words with Friends. Players take turns building words crossword puzzle style in a manner similar to the classic board game Scrabble. This game is also available on Facebook, Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet. This is one of the top ranking games.
  • logos Two Dots. This is an addictive, free puzzle game for iOS and Android. Most of this game is free unless you get really frustrated and cannot get past a level, then for a small fee you can buy helpful tools.  Objectives may include sinking anchors, breaking ice, or connecting dots together. At the start of the game, level one is unlocked, and other levels are unlocked as the player progresses. As a player completes a "world," another one is unlocked.

Facilitators:

Annette



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