The Benefits of Playing Games!

Skillful games are actually good for your brain, believe it or not.  This is especially true if the games are challenging that requires planning and strategy such as Scrabble, Majohng, the games you see below, Poker, word games, and many others.  So give yourself a break, and enjoy playing some games right now.

 

 

1. Tower of Hanoi

 

Description: The Tower of Hanoi (also referred to as the Tower of Brahma) was invented by the French mathematician Edouard Lucas in 1883. He was inspired by a legend that tells of a Hindu temple where the pyramid puzzle was used for the mental discipline of young priests. [ More about the legend here]

The objective of the game is to move a stack of disks from the left-most pole to the right-most in the least amount of moves, the catch being a smaller disk must always be stacked on top of a larger, and never the other way around. Depending on the number of disks, this can become very challenging. Interesting features of this script are:

  • Powerful drag-and-drop interface.
  • Completely script driven- no images used.
  • Auto "solve game" ability.

 

 

2. Test Your Response Time


See how fast you can respond when a color or an image is flashed.  Check it out.

3. Tic Tac Doe


A classic game that's been around for a long time.  Great game.

4. Ping Pong



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