by Rylie Roco, edited by Maria Regina Liamzon
There are games that boost your intelligences. These games can help your brain with life functions, while you are having fun in the process. Some of these games need specific platforms to function. If you plan on buying these games, please get the required operating systems needed.
- Raft – Self Smart
Raft is a game where you’re stranded on a raft with a man-eating shark circling you. You are provided with a hook to grab garbage to craft into essentials. Use these essentials to fend away the shark and survive the never ending seas. This teaches self smart by training your survival and strategy skills. For example, the shark is attacking your raft. You must think of a way to stop it quickly.
This game costs 500 PHP on Steam.
- Bridge Constructor Portal – Math Smart
Bridge Constructor Portal is a bridge-constructing game where you help Portal-themed stickmen drive to the end of a course with the help of Portal physics. You must build scaffolding and bridges to get the tractors to the end of the course while doging the obstacles that are keeping you from winning. With things that make the game complicated, like portals and ropes, you must calculate how much scaffolding and how much velocity you need to drive the tractors through the portal(s) to get to the end!
This game contains 99 levels with a DLC that’s also available (but it’s a separate purchase). This game exercises your Logical-Mathematical skills because you need just the right amount of scaffolding to hold up the bridge so that the tractor can get to the end.
If you don’t know what Portal is, it’s a puzzle game that was released in 2007 by Valve. You play as a person trying to escape an underground lab facility that invented portals. Portals are technically a doorway from one place to another that breaks the laws of physics .
This game costs 290 PHP on Steam, 30$ on the Nintendo Eshop, $15.07 on Amazon as a PS4 Bundle, and 460 PHP on Xbox.
- Taiko No Tatsujin – Music Smart
Taiko no Tatsujin is a rhythm game series that’s drum-themed. The latest version, Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythmic Adventure Pack is a Japanese Role Playing Game (JRPG) based on music. It is kind of like Crypt of the Necrodancer. Taiko no Tatsujin teaches Music Smart using the algorithm of rhythm games. Algorithm is another word for pattern.
Taiko No Tatsujin Drum N’ Fun and Taiko No Tatsujin Rhythmic Adventure Pack are 50$ on Nintendo Eshop, and Taiko No Tatsujin Drum Session for PS4 is 69.89$ on Amazon.
- Scribblenauts Unlimited – Word Smart
Scribblenauts Unlimited seems like a very simple game, but some puzzles could need some brain power to proceed. Complete quests, get Starites, and help the people of this earth with your magic notebook! You can write almost anything in the notebook, and it will appear! Want to ride a tank wherever you go? Type “tank” in the notebook screen and you can bring a tank with you until you die! Scribblenauts teaches Word Smart using the magic notebook to solve puzzles.
It is 500 PHP on Steam solo, 40$ on Nintendo Eshop and Xbox Live, and 10$ for PS4 on Amazon in the Scribblenauts Mega Pack.
- Ring Fit Adventure – Body Smart
Ring Fit Adventure is a game that comes with a giant ring and an ankle strap that can hold your Joy-Cons and sense the movement you are making. It uses these movements in a Story Mode to track what you’re doing in real life to do multiple things in the game. Use these movements and defeat enemies and save the world! The game has great graphics, and can even sense your heart beats per second! Ring Fit Adventure uses tiring exercises to train your Body Smarts.
It is 80$ on Nintendo’s Delivery Webpage.
- MInecraft – Nature Smart
In this part, I will be talking to you about Minecraft Survival Mode – not Creative, not Hardcore, Survival. I’m sure most of you know about MInecraft, so I’ll make it short. Minecraft is a game where you survive multiple nights and try to defeat the Ender Dragon. You need to go through a lot of processes so you can travel to the End. You need netherite armor, netherite tools, and other things to prepare for the final boss fight. Minecraft teaches Nature Smart with its survival mechanics, like hunger and handling animals.
Minecraft Java is 27$ and Minecraft Bedrock is 30$, add another 10$ for extra cosmetics.
- skribbl.io – Picture Game
Skribbl.io is a web browser game where people take turns guessing someone’s drawing. If they guess the fastest, they earn a lot of points! You can customize your avatar, and make private rooms for parties! It has a lot of ads though, so just ignore the ads.
Skribbl.io is free and you just have to go to the website skribbl.io to play it.
Games can help you in ways that you wouldn’t know about. With Minecraft, you can learn how to keep the environment safe. With Ring Fit Adventure, it can keep you fit if you haven’t been getting that much exercise. Some games could teach you things you didn’t know about. The possibilities are endless!