Summary: I was wounded in action in December during my units Deployment in Afhanistan. Head injuries (TBI) have left me with short term memory loss and balance issues. Big Brain Acadamy was recommended by the doctors that have been overseeing my rehab. At first look the game seems trivial and many adults might think that it is a kids game. I have found the game very challenging though and I do enjoy it.
Summary: It is a fun game, and with good educational skills. Memory, analysis, calculation, computing among others--still in a very simple form. The kids do not feel as if they are "getting educated", but really just playing. It can engage the entire family-not only the kids- but the adults too (up to eight can play)--As a parent I think this is very important- I do not think games should isolate children, but rather share experience with others.
Summary: The game is good for all ages, even for my daughter who is 5yrs old. The different mini games provide enough levels of challenges to keep even a moderately intelligent person thinking. It is a good buy to give you, and/or your family hours of fun. I only have a few quibbles about the game, which is why i gave it a 4 out of 5. None of the issues i had with the game would have stopped me from buying it in the first place though.
Summary: It is what it says it is, a brain game. The "tests" have a lot of variety and if you are looking for a game like this I would recommend it. The only thing I dislike about it is you can't by pass all the "you did great" messages. Once you finish a set, you have to click through a bunch of screens that you have seen after every other set.
Summary: I bought this game because I had the board game. The board game is a lot more fun to play than the video game version. I know it's more for younger people but the video game is alot easier and childish than the board game.
Summary: My husband and I (both college educated professionals) love playing this game together. I was a little worried when I bought it that it would be a little young for us, but it turned out to be really stimulating. The games are simple, but they require attention and speed. That said, I think it's one of those games that we'll be more or less done with in a couple of months. That's okay with us. There's not a lot of variety in the activities available.
Summary: This game is a lot of fun even for a single player. It will help to keep my mind sharpe and reflexes "hot." I've enjoyed playing and trying to beat my own score. As we age we all lose a little mental power, this is a fun and easy way to give your brain just a bit of a workout. I've enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.
Summary: This game doesn't involve doing something actively which is fine by me. I like the exercises on my memorization and solving puzzles with visual cues. I'm able to improve my scores with some self competition. Comparison between different players is available but I like that there is no emphasis on WINNING! (Sometimes I just hate having to explain to my child that it is ok to lose.
Summary: I tried Big Brain Academy at my friend's house and immediately knew I was going to go buy it. First you enroll your Mii in the academy, and then take a fun test to see the "weight" of your brain. When playing by yourself you can practice all different subjects including computing, memorizing, visualizing, identifying, and more. You can also re-test once you feel you've gotten better at the subjects.