Free brain food: online puzzles, quizzes and word games

Free brain food: online puzzles, quizzes and word games

Free brain food: online puzzles, quizzes and word games

Online crossword puzzles, quizzes, games of logic and word games are a fantastic way to keep your brain active.

While recent research indicates that regular aerobic activity that gets your heart rate elevated and improves blood flow to the brain is a better investment in your brain health than mental challenges, keeping your mind active is far more enjoyable than putting it to rest.

Here are some of the most addictive online sources of brain food. Better still, the only investment you need to make is your time – they’re free!

Seniors Online Victoria > daily puzzles and games

Seniors Online Victoria offers up a daily treasure chest of logic based game – Sudoko; trivia quizzes; crossword puzzles; Code Cracker; and Word Search. Every day serves up a new dose of games to feed your addiction. When I took the Trivia quiz, I got a ranking based on my score too – great for those of us a little competitive in nature. In fact, this one stop daily gem is so good you could almost stop reading and get into today’s games right now!

Go to Seniors Online Victoria > Services-Information > Games

Lovatts Crosswords & Puzzles > Online Puzzles, games & competitions

James and Christine Lovatt have been entertaining popular Australian magazine readers with crosswords and puzzles since the 1970s. Crossword enthusiasts will be very familiar with the Lovatts Media Group. While the website lovattspuzzles.com offers the range of daily games that Seniors Online Victoria offers; over and above this it offers online puzzle competitions with cash prizes.

Go to Lovatts Crosswords & Puzzles > Daily Online Puzzles

Youplay.com.au | Online puzzles, games & competitions

Free online games and puzzle website YouPlay is also brought to you by puzzle syndicators, Lovatts Media Group. You can access the full range of Lovatts Crosswords; Sudoko and other logic games; online trivia; brain teasers; word puzzles and multi-player versions too. By signing up on the website you can gain a ranking against other members and also access cash prize games too. 

Go to YouPlay

The Guardian | Crosswords, Sudoku and Trivia

Guardian is an international media group and in true traditional newspaper style, offer crosswords and puzzles for their readers. The Guardian specialise in offering readers free online quick and cryptic crossword puzzles, along with trivia and Sudoku. You can enter a prize crossword competition but it does require printing out the completed crossword and mailing or faxing your completed crossword off to the United Kingdom.

Go to The Guardian > Crosswords

Thinko! | Exclusive games, trivia and brainteasers to exercise 6 key areas of your brain

Yes, Thinko! provides free online puzzles and games along with a leaderboard to bring out the competitor in you. At the same time, Thinko! is helping Alzheimer’s Australia provide dementia support and research. They are doing this by offering exclusive games packs that ‘exercise six key areas of your brain’ in a way that enables hosting of fundraising events. 100% of the funds raised go to Alzheimer’s Australia. Thinko! is also supported by Lovatts Media Group.

Go to Thinko! > Play

Lumosity | Brain Training Program

Lumosity is on a mission to bring tailored brain training to the world by creating an online tool to allow anyone to baseline and then train their core cognitive abilities. Lumos Labs’ Human Cognition Project which is behind Lumosity is focused on accelerating cognitive research via an impressive collection of global educators and researchers. While you can exchange your personal information to sign up for free and participate in an interesting cognitive baseline assessment initially, there is regular encouragement to upgrade to a full access paid brain training monthly subscription.

Go to Lumosity

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