Product Type: Nintendo Nintendo DS games
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Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain (DS)
Disadvantages: some tests are very hard
My daughter was desperate for Ads so we gave in a purchased one for her birthday I decided that I would see what all the fuss was about and treated myself to Brain training.
What is Brain training?
Basically this "game" is full of Sudoku puzzles and simple mathematics sums alongside memory exercises and reading aloud. The idea is that by doing these sorts of exercises that you can stimulate your brain.
How to Play
First of all you enter your date of birth and name and also your writing hand you then do a series of tests which determines your Brain age shockingly mine was the same as a 80 year old which is evidentially not good although I want to disagree as surely I would have lots more information!
Once you have determined your brain age you can then exercise your brain with tasks such as mental arithmetic, reading aloud, memory games after each exercise it will tell you the speed you achieved for example I read at the speed of a rocket but do sums at the speed of walking.
Each day you can test your brain age and I am pleased to say mine is the age of a 60 year old still not great but better than before.
I think this game is excellent especially at game's pre-owned price of £5 it really is addictive so much so that my daughter had to ask for her DS back!
My favourite are the memory games which involve numbers being shown to you or three seconds and then you have to remember them and touch them smallest to biggest much harder than it sounds!
One game I hate is the number maze you have to go along connecting the letters and numbers so A=1 right through to M=13 I find that really hard but it is good fun .
I find this brain training relaxing and very interesting as also tells you which part of the brain you are exercising. My husband also enjoys the Sudoku puzzles so a really good grown up time something different from watching T.V
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