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Brainy Fun For The Ds Lite And You!

Reviewing: Nintendo Professor Layton And The Curious Village  |  Rating:
Jan Mayrhofer By Jan Mayrhofer on
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My son-in-law brought this Nintendo DS Lite game to me last week because he knows I enjoy puzzles. Actually, it's not so much that I enjoy them, it's more that I want to exercise my brain regularly so that I don't become a victim of Alzheimer's Disease as I grow older! This is the reason I asked for the DS Lite for Christmas last year and received with it my Brain Age game (see review here).

It's great to have something fun in common with my son-in-law. We can compare notes on our progress (and frustrations!) with these puzzle games.

This puzzle game is fun because it has a story that is a mystery. As you help to solve the mystery, which is the ultimate goal, you must solve lots of puzzles along the way. These puzzles vary in difficulty and points earned.

To be honest, I've never been particularly good at puzzles, but as I make my way through this game, I begin to understand that over-thinking them is usually my pitfall. While some of the puzzles seem pretty easy, some really make me spin my wheels and think in ways I wouldn't normally. This is what experts say is the best kind of brain exercises to keep your mind alert.

This brainteasing game is a fun way to pass the time when you are waiting for a Dr. or dentist appointment, or waiting for your kids when you pick them up, or any other kind of time wasting activity. I hate to be idle when I could be doing something that will benefit me in the long run.

For a fun game that you can share with your family, I recommend The Curious Village.