How many items can you remember on a shopping list? Can you remember them in sequence? Could you recite that sequence under the pressure of a clock? The concept of MoneyBall is similar. Available to download on iOS and Android, it’s a brain training game designed to improve your memory and overall mental fitness.
Sequences appear on the screen before disappearing, the aim of the game is to remember that sequence in order and repeat it in the allotted time. Sounds simple? It is, but it’s incredibly difficult, especially when the sequences become more complex. There’s enough variance in difficulty to challenge people with incredible memories as much as people who can never remember where they put their car keys.
Something that I loved about this game – which few other brain training games offer – is competitive modes. By entering tournaments, you can ‘battle’ against other players and compete to win the jackpot. Head to head matches provide intense, real-time games against other players from round the world. Confident you have a great memory? There’s only one way to find out…
You earn points in the form of chips, which are used to determine your place on the leaderboard. The more chips you have, the higher up the leaderboard you’ll go. And we all know what that means – bragging rights! Thankfully, you can brag to friends by using the in-app messaging feature.
Whether you’re looking for a quick game to play to sharpen your mind on the way to work, or you want something you can sit and play for an hour, this is the game. Not only is it good for your brain, it’s fun, challenging and can be fiercely competitive.