Friday, August 1, 2008

my brain is growing. is that why my head hurts?

I got the coolest, seriously, the coolest PC game: Brainiversity. I was asked to review it and post my thoughts about it. So I asked for an extra copy to give away, and they were nice enough to give it to me! So I'm adding it to my giveaway fun.

Well, when I installed it and tried it out, it seemed waaay too simple. How could this help my poor brain? It was just easy math problems and putting words in alphabetical order and such. But I tried it out anyway just to see.

Whoa, Nellie! I didn't get any perfect scores there, and my confidence took a little dip. Even more humiliating was the fact that when I finally let my girls get on and try it (after I had a week to practice and get a jump on them), they passed me right up. Zoooooop!

Then Gee got to do a new level that I didn't have yet, and it was a fun one. That was it! I started practicing all the time. I'm the mom, for crying out loud. I have to be better at something!

You get credit for going on every day and taking your test and doing practice things, and after a certain point, it opens up levels with new games to play. You can track your progress with a daily exam, and you can even compare your results with up to five other people playing on the same computer.

So, yeah, we're getting a little competitive. And I'm off work today, so I can get some extra practice in! *rubbing hands together gleefully* (No, Gee, I am not a dork. Well, yes, yes I am, but that's beside the point right now.)

Your brain does work just like a muscle. The more you use it, the quicker it gets. I'm loving it! In my everyday stuff, I don't need to do these snap things, like do snap multiplication in my head, or put things in alphabetical order on a regular basis...so playing this game is like a Stairmaster for my brain.

The girls have a similar game for their little DS handheld things, so they're used to doing this. At least that's my excuse for now. But I'm practicing, and I love seeing those scores go up! Kind of like going back to school as an adult...you get stuck on getting those A's.

Well, you get props on this game when you do well. The little brain guy shows up and says things like, "My, you're doing very well...much better than last time." AND, you get these little "Great Job" stamps when you score over 90% on something...like getting a sticker on your paper when you're a little kid. I love it!

But now, the best part is that I get to give one away! I could tie this in with the Great Bloggy Giveaway, only today is Friday. Oh, what the heck, I'll do it anyway. I'll draw the winner a little later than today...I'll stretch it out till Monday. It's my blog, I can do it if I want to, right? Yeah, that's what I thought!

So leave me a comment if you want to enter. Make sure I have a way to contact you! Cheers! And here's to a better brain. Okay, I know it's a cheesy line...I just didn't have a better one right now. I've been using all my brain power playing games!

And for those of you who want to read more about the benefits of Brainiversity, here's a link. Just click on the picture--AFTER you leave your comment! :)



13 comments:

robin_titan said...

haha that was funny :) i've heard of this game and also others like i've always wanted to play it ....but never got around to buying it

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Smilingsal said...

Please enter me.
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Sonya said...

Sounds like fun!

Mama Hill said...

That's right! You can do what you want! I could use a little brain actions...talking to a six month all day doesn't really do it! Thanks!

Tara said...

I'd like to give this a try!

Jennifer said...

I've heard a lot about this & would love to try it out. I'd be thrilled to win. Thanks for the chance.

TwoBlackLabsnSC(at)aol(dot)com

Cassie said...

This is AMAZING! YOU'RE amazing!

irrelevantheart (at) gmail (dot) com ! Thank you!

Emily said...

That sounds fun!

thanks for offering it!

princesslimey at gmail dot com

fortyb4forty said...

I've wondered about this and wanted to try it out. Looks like it would be fun.

daisymarie said...

This truly sounds like fun...I just keep the scrabble going to keep my brain perking!

Dana said...

sounds like fun!

HSB Suzanne said...

Sounds like a great giveaway! Please count me in!

roseinthemorning[at]comcast[dot]net

Thanks for adding this giveaway... even though Mr. Linky wouldn't let you. :)

Yvette said...

Whoa... this game sounds awesome! I love games that actually stimulate your brain!!

Yvette
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