Our life literally runs on the Internet. But, there was a time when there was no internet connection. People used to gather at one place and play offline games.
If you don’t like sticking to a screen after office hours and want to improve your memory, we’ve come up with an interesting list of games that will make you forget your smartphones.
Try these games in your free time to improve memory and brain health.
Want to stay younger mentally? Try Sudoku!
Sudoku is a puzzle in which players insert numbers from 1-9 in a nine-square grid. This grid is further divided into smaller 9 squares.
The rule of the game is such that every number from 1-9 should appear in a horizontal line, vertical line, and square box.
According to the latest research conducted by the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Sudoku helps in improving your brain functioning.
People who solve puzzles regularly are known to have brain functions similar to a person 10 years younger than their current age.
Do you feel the excitement coursing through your body when someone challenges you? If yes, then Chess is the best offline game for you to improve your memory.
Chess helps in improving both sides of the brain. A game of chess stimulates your brain to perform problem-solving and critical thinking at the same time, sharpening your brainpower.
Chess also prepares your brain to stay calm under high pressure.
Chess is a neutral game for suitable people of all ages. Include chess in your daily game routine to keep your brain healthy for a lifetime.
And of course, who doesn’t love saying ‘Checkmate’?
3. Crossword Puzzles
Everyone loves a crossword puzzle.
Did you know? The first crossword puzzles appeared in England in the 19th century.
It wasn’t until a journalist named Arthur Wynne published crossword puzzles in the New Yorker that they started gaining popularity.
A crossword puzzle stimulates your mind, challenges you to tap into your memory, and remember the words lurking in the shadows of your subconscious – a complete mental exercise.
Studies show that crossword puzzles help you feel relaxed and happier. It helps you to have a break from the ‘real world’ and get lost in the world of words.
Did you know? The first Jigsaw puzzle was developed in 1767.
John Spilsbury invented jigsaw puzzles when he drew a World Map on a piece of wood and cut it into a puzzle using the Jigsaw.
Even today, jigsaw puzzles are popular among people of all ages.
Jigsaw puzzles are visual puzzles in which you assemble the piece to complete the large picture. It also helps in increasing attention to details.
As you try to create a big picture in your mind, trying to assemble the piece, you increase your ability to capture the minute difference in the colors, variations, and shapes.
The ability to pay attention to little things in life can help you tremendously, especially if your job demands it.
Scrabble is a popular board game that can boost your memory. The best part about Scrabble is that it is found in every one of the three houses in America.
But did you know that the history of Original Scrabble goes back to the Great Depression?
Among those who lost their jobs due to depression was Alfred Mosher Butts.
While sitting in a New York apartment, Butts came up with the idea of Scrabble.
Scrabble is a form of crosswords board game where two to four players compete with each other to form words using letter tiles.
Scrabble follows the rule that each word should have some meaning, history, or origin. Many players keep the dictionary with them to prove the existence of the word.
Scrabble helps a person improve their vocabulary, cooperation, and bonding skills while also enhancing concentration and strategic skills.
Offline brain games are a great escape from the online world. You can carry them anywhere with you without worrying about internet connectivity.
So, whenever you are bored, cozy up with these fun offline games. You’ll enjoy yourself and have fun!
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- What games can I play to improve my memory?
Games such as Sudoku, Trivia, Chess, or games that require multitasking are best to improve memory and concentration.
2. How can I increase my cognitive speed?
You can increase your cognitive speed by playing brain games and challenging yourself intellectually.
3. Why does my brain process slow?
Slow processing of information occurs when there is a large gap in receiving information and making sense of it. Most often kids and older-aged have slow brain processing.
4. Why is my memory always fuzzy?
If you are paying attention to multiple places at a single time, your brain fails to register a sufficient amount of information to remember it later. Hence, limit your focus on one task if you want the memory to be clear.