I have always been into video games that make you think. Since I loved the Brain Age series, I thought I would have to give Big Brain Academy a try. I actually was quite surprised at the variety of games it has. It really gets your brain thinking. Big Brain Academy is a game in which it measures your brain, and the more it weighs, the smarter you are. Then, after it weighs your brain, it gives you a letter grade and tells you what your brain is similar too. The first time I tested I was rated 1251g, B-, and I had the brain of a doctor.
After you take your initial test you are recommended to practice on the activities that you did not do so well. Apparently, I was quite unsuccessful in the think category, so I practiced all three activities in that category to get my score up. Since my initial test, I have not even come close to my first score. This game really challenges you.
The best part about this game is that it really gets you to think about things. There are a lot of video games out there that are only about skill, that's why this one is different. It gets your brain really to think about things, therefore, making you think you are getting smarter.
I found this game, Big Brain Academy, at Target for $19.99. That is one thing I like about the Nintendo DS games is that they are relatively inexpensive. Video gaming can get quite expensive, which is a bummer because there is a lot of educational value now put into games for children. I give the Big Brain Academy two thumbs up. Once you try it, you will be hooked.