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Top 5 entertaining logic games that will boost your brain

Top 5 entertaining logic games that will boost your brain

Are you excited to give your brain a little workout? Well, we have found logical games perfect for anyone who wants to flex their mental muscles and enjoy themselves in the process. Here is the list of the most awesome logic games from IQ Global Test!

1. Sudoku

This is a classic puzzle game. The game is a 9x9 grid of squares to be filled with numbers from 1 to 9 without repeating any number in the same row, column, or 3x3 square. This is a difficult game that requires attention and patience.

Interesting facts about Sudoku

  • Sudoku is based on an early mathematical analysis concept designed in 1782 by Swiss Mathematician, Leonhard Euler.
  • The modern game of Sudoku, as we recognize it today, was invented by Howard Garns from Indiana, USA in 1979.
  • Sudoku was not invented in Japan as popular belief states – instead, its origins actually trace back to France.
  • There is a minimum number of clues to be given for the Sudoku puzzle to have one solution.

2. The Witness

This video game is a visual masterpiece that will make you puzzle for hours. The essence of the game is simple. You are on an island to explore. Along the way, you will meet many different puzzles that you will have to solve. Although the game is designed in a minimalist style, it is very entertaining!

Interesting facts about Witness

  • The Witness uses game design, audio, and video to present its case about our relation to the search for truth.
  • It was a game that would have players exploring a deserted island, sort of like Myst while solving a series of puzzles.
  • The Witness is a curious, persnickety game. On one hand, it is heralded as a champion of pretentiousness. On the other, it is widely lauded for its complexity and depth.

3. Rush Hour

This classic puzzle game involves sliding cars around a grid to get a red car out of a traffic jam. Sounds easy, right? Think again. As you progress through the levels, the puzzles get increasingly more challenging and will require some serious strategy to solve.

Interesting facts about Rush Hour

  • Rush Hour is a sliding block puzzle invented by Nob Yoshigahara in the 1970s. It was first sold in the United States in 1996.
  • The game consists of 15 cars and trucks that block your little red “fancy” car from getting off the grid.
  • It's a great brain-teaser/puzzle that offers 40 challenges graduating in difficulty through four levels.

4. Mastermind

This is a classic game that has been around since the 1970s. In this game, one player sets a secret code for the colored chips and the other player must guess the code using the clues given after each guess.

Interesting facts about Mastermind

  • Mastermind is often considered a commercialization of a similar game named Cows and Bulls, which is playable using paper and pens.
  • The modern game with pegs was invented in 1970 by Mordecai Meirowitz, an Israeli postmaster and telecommunications expert.
  • It resembles an earlier pencil and paper game called Bulls and Cows that may date back a century.

5. Minesweeper

This computer game was pre-installed on Windows computers. The goal is to clear a minefield without detonating any bombs. Each square you uncover will give you a clue about where the bombs are located, but it's up to you to use deduction to figure out the safest path.

Interesting facts about Minesweeper

  • Before Microsoft incorporated Minesweeper into the Windows package, it was called Mine.
  • Minesweeper was developed by Microsoft in 1989 and was first included in Windows 3.1 in 1992.
  • Minesweeper was initially designed as a tool to teach users how to use a mouse and the right-click function.
  • Underneath each square in Minesweeper is either a space, a number, or a mine. The numbers tell you how many mines are in the adjacent boxes, the mines end the game.

So there you have it - five of the best logic games out there. So grab a pen, fire up your computer, or dust off that old board game and get to puzzling!

Yuki Kojida

Psychometrician, co-owner of IGT
I am Yuki Kojida, a Japanese psychologist and one of the cofounders of iq-global-test.com. I am really excited about the study of human cognitive abilities in different states for many years as well. This article is moderated and published by myself.