Games have always been a source of entertainment when we’re bored or with the company of others.
Be it video games, card games, drinking games or any other type of game you can think of.
But we overlook an important aspect of games in general.
Sure, games are fun and awesome to play.
But an interesting thing about them is that they also have the ability to increase mental clarity and in a way, make you smarter and sharper.
Different games have varying degrees of mental and logical stimulation though.
Needless to say, those of the highest stimulation tend to elicit the most benefits.
Think about games like chess, sudoku and puzzle games in general.
They all involve a lot more logical stimulation than Flappy Bird or Pokemon Go because they’re mentally tough games.
Not only will they boost your mental clarity over time but they’ll also prevent mental diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia when you age.
One game, in particular, is known for boosting working memory, short-term memory and fluid intelligence.
It’s called ‘Dual N-Back’.
You can download it on your phone’s app store and give it a try.
I won’t spoil the fun by letting you know what it’s all about.
So go ahead and have some guilt-free fun.
Think of it as a long-term investment.
Although their main purpose is entertainment, it’s also a mentally beneficial activity.
You’ll be sharpening your cognitive abilities and ensuring that your brain is functioning at its peak in the long-term.