Yes, you can boost your memory by playing games.  On top of that, repeated studies show that Sudoku can improve mental functioning and prevent brain aging. The ripple effect is that your response time and logic skills get better. What follows is a rundown of top games and websites to keep you sharp while enhancing your overall mental fitness.

Animewhiz

As the name suggests, this site focuses on anime, the popular hand-drawn and computer-generated animation that has its roots in Japan. Here’s you’ll learn everything there is to know about the anime culture and how you can use it for your health’s benefit.

Watching anime can make you smarter. Seriously! The series teaches you more about Japanese culture, food, relationships, and life lessons. Haikyuu, for instance, emphasizes the importance of hard work and patience.

You’ll also learn about the ugly side of life and how to handle stressful situations. Be sure to see the report on anime and why it could be the best thing that happened in your life for a long time.

Sudoku

Sudoku is highly addictive. Even more impressive, the placement of numbers in the game relies on memory. To complete Sudoku, have to be alert and follow a series of events. If you put a six in this box, for instance, there must be an eight in the other space and so on. The planning, by extension, helps improve short term concentration and short term memory.

You can play Sudoku online and on paper. Plus, there’s a host of books and websites that offer free Sudoku games. The only thing to note here is that the level of difficulty varies, so you need to observe and stick to the rules. Of course, you’ll need a pencil if you’re playing on paper.

Lumosity

Lumosity is one of the best brain training games and mental fitness website out there. And the beauty of it is that you can sign up for free and get three games per day. You can opt for the subscription service as well. The best part? You can keep track of your improvement and results.

Lumosity, at its very core, challenges the brain to get a better score. Most importantly, these games involved fun activities and tests backed by science. And yes, you can download apps to allow you to play on any Android or iOS devices.

Happy Neuron

Happy Neuron is a site that offers activities and games subdivided into five crucial brain areas – attention, memory, visual, attention, and executive functions. Like Lumosity, it allows you to customize your training to fit your specific needs. Plus, you can track your progress not to mention that there’s scientific evidence regarding how the games work for memory.

The only downside is that you have to pay for a monthly subscription fee to use the website. Even then there’s a limited free trial period.

My Brain Trainer

My Brain Trainer is a self-proclaimed online “brain gym.” It uses the same format as Happy Neuron and Lumosity, even though its monthly subscription fee is three times cheaper in comparison to other services. You can save more if you go for the annual deal.

The site offers a collection of puzzles, games, and other challenges that work to improve your mental fitness. The website suggests up to ten minutes of brain training two times every day to reap the maximum benefits. It has a standard training program that seeks to improve your brain’s speed.

Crosswords

Crosswords are a classic mental trainer. These access not only your verbal language but also your memory from the various perspective of knowledge.  Most importantly, there’s an assortment of ways you can do crosswords off and online.

One of the easiest ways to complete a crossword is to pick your newspaper or buy a book of puzzles. You can also access a collection of free crossword puzzles online. Many newspaper websites offer crosswords and free games too.  The AARP is a perfect example of a site that allows you to do free daily passwords without being a member.

In conclusion, these aren’t the only website you can visit to train your memory. Others include Braingle, Brain Age 2 for Nintendo DS and Queendom.