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Are you aware that, playing chess and other board games unleash your originality?

The brain is one of the largest organs in the human body. It does a lot of work that helps the functions of how we respond to things around us. It serves as a base for memory and learning, visualization and emotional response. Research shows that the human brain capacity is 2.5 petabytes ( or a million gigabytes),  however people believe we only use 10 percent of our brain out of 100 percent, isn’t that ridiculous?

There are ways to tap into the remaining 90 percent and make use of the whole 100 percent capacity, it all depends on how you work on your brain to improve your thinking capacity.

Many times we find it difficult to complete a task or to give a solution to a particular problem. Meanwhile, you can get the answer if proper thinking is exercised.

Improving your brainpower is one of the important things you can do for yourself to be a better person at anything you do. It allows you to be a fast learner, gives you better understanding any subject matter, helps figure out things easily, increases your insight about things and makes you more efficient than others.

If you are looking for something that is not stressful that will have a positive effect on your thinking capacity, playing strategic games is just the right option for you.

How interesting will it be if you increase your thinking capacity just by having fun? Awesome right?

Below, therefore,  are four (4) games that will help your intellectual mindset to be more focused.  

1) Chess

Chess is a game played between two opponents on the opposite side of a board containing 64 squares of alternating color. Playing chess is one of the brain hacks, it involves critical and logical reasoning that require efficient and strategic thinking, it also provides several benefits to your brain. Chess is one of the best games to keep your brain in shape.

Study shows that people who play chess more often use both sides of the brain during games which increase their thinking capacity. Chess helps you to think in patterns, which contribute to your memory status. It helps you to think faster and smarter, it increases problem-solving skills, it improves concentration and creativity.

Playing chess as a student or entrepreneur, is better than most brain exercising activities, as many successful business persons like Bill Gates, Barak Obama, Nicholas Dutko of Auto Transport Quote Services, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, amongst other, often express their love for chess. It does not involve any physical stress, you only have to come up with strategies to check your opponents.

2) Sudoku

Sudoku is a puzzle in which players insert numbers one to nine into a grid consisting of nine squares subdivided into a further nine smaller squares in such a way that every number appears once in each horizontal line, vertical line, and square.

Solving sudoku has a way of training your mind to process various forms of information and strategies within a short period of time. It extends the dendrite connections in your brain cells that improve your memory status. It also has a way of stimulating your thinking ability in solving the puzzle and other things you are into

Playing sudoku more often will keep your brain intact and fit for most mental activities.  

3) Crossword puzzles

A crossword is a word puzzle that is normally arranged in the form of a square or a rectangular grid of white and black shaded squares. The goal is to fill the white squares with letters, forming word or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answers.

This puzzle allows you to think about words to fill, while it also helps with spellings. It stresses your brain and allows you to think of words that can fit into a particular place, the more you think the better you become.

4) Scrabble

Scrabble is a word game in which two or four players score points by placing tiles, each bearing a single letter, onto a game board which is divided into a 15X15 grid of squares.

Scrabble helps thinking capacity because it involves spontaneous thinking and fast reasoning. Owing to the fact that the brain is an instrument in our body, the more you use it the stronger it becomes. Scrabble serves as a platform to learn and to catch fun especially for students, it improves your spelling ability and allows you to encounter new words.

Playing scrabble will change the way you use your brain and help you to learn faster in general.

In Conclusion

Many smart entrepreneurs enjoy board games that involve critical thinking and special concentration, it’s not just playing games to have fun — some games helps your mental and intellectual aspect to be more focused which in the long run will help understand things easily and increase your ability to solve more logical problems.

How interesting will it be when you are catching fun and boosting your brain’s capacity at the same time. Be sure to try out any of the afore-listed brain games or any other if you currently engage in none.