What are the best brain games for kids?

Parents, this page is made to help you choose the best brain games for kids. It includes physical and digital games so you can have options regardless of your stand on screentime for children. Tell others which ones are worth getting by upvoting and commenting or clicking the Add a Solution button!

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    #1I Spy Memory Game

    I Spy Memory Game

    The objective of I Spy Memory Game for beginners is to search for matching pairs. For advanced players, it is to solve the riddles. This game is suitable for agents 4 and up. It can be played by 1 to 6 players.


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    Rakesh Jindal
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "My 4-year old had fun playing, and also my wife and I (surprisingly). It gets easier as you keep on playing, which makes it turn more into a speed game than an intellectual one. "
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    #2Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack

    Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack

    The Rock-a-Stack is a classic stacking rings toy by Fisher-Price. It includes five rings of different colors and sizes. The top-most ring has a reflective surface and beads inside. This toy is recommended for ages 6 months and up.


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    Gloria Wood
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "My siblings and I had this toy as kids. Now, I got my kid one too. I love how simple it is while helping kids develop motor skills. Plus it's easy to clean"
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    #3Operation Game

    Operation Game

    The Operation game is a classic family board game which can be played alone or with friends. The objective is to remove an ailment from Cavity Sam while avoiding the buzz. This game is recommended for ages 6 and up.


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    Rafael Leal
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "operation is always a good family game. one of the must-have brain games for kids!"
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    This mobile application has many different sudoku game modes, including the regular 9 by 9 sudoku, a 6 by 6 modification. The game also has a worduku feature, a mode wherein users input letters instead of the traditional numbers.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ishan Jindal
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "For my daughter's screen time, I have her play this game. Once she got the rules of the game, she enjoyed it more. The save option is also a great feature. I just fear that the text is too small even for a kid with good eyes"
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    #5Guess the Code!

    Guess the Code!

    Guess the Code is a free game available for Apple and Android devices. The objective is to guess the sequence before you run out of guesses. The difficulty can be changed, and a "Use Letters" mode is available for colorblind players.


    iOS, Android


    Mildred Reid
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "Addicting! My family loves this game too much - that's the problem! I don't want my kid to play more than 20 minutes in one go"
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    Lumosity is a free brain training app available for Apple and Android devices. It features daily brain games, workout modes, detailed training insights, and mindfulness training. It is available in several languages.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Wayne Silva
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "Careful not to leave your youngins with this app. Mine in some way signed up for a premium, now I am charged with a month's worth of premium and am having a hard time to cancel the billing"
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    #7Melissa & Doug Classic ABC Block Cart

    Melissa & Doug Classic ABC Block Cart

    The Classic ABC Block Cart from Melissa & Doug is recommended for ages 2 to 4 years. The set includes a wooden cart and 30 1-inch blocks. Each traditionally styled wood cubes has different pictures, letters, and numbers.


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    Deborah Kelley
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "They're cute to look at, but my kid had a hard time grasping the blocks. Maybe they are too small. I use it now to teach my kid the alphabet"
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    #8Blue Block

    Blue Block

    Blue Block is a free unblock game available for Apple and Android devices. The game has different levels for all skills and ages (for 3 to 103 years). It is played by moving the blocks in the grid to get the blue block out.


    Android, iOS


    Craig Patel
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "My kid plays this game only with my supervision. I know the ads that pop up are safe but you'll never know if anything harmful comes up. "


Best What are the best brain games for kids
1I Spy Memory GameToys 20 Paid
2Fisher-Price Rock-a-StackToys 12 Paid
3Operation GameToys 9 Paid
4SudokuGames 4 Free
5Guess the Code!Games 3 Free
6LumosityApps 2 Free
7Melissa & Doug Classic ABC Block CartToys 1 Paid
8Blue BlockGames 1 Free

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