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Building My Cognitive Skills While Having Fun

Online games are fun and entertaining, but to me they are even more than that. Being in my 50s, it’s important for me to keep my mind sharp and strong.

I enjoy playing online games and the entertainment they provide.  A fun thing about them is that I can play them anywhere and they help keep my cognitive skills sharp. They help me with focusing and memorization. They also help me concentrate for long periods of time. 

One website that I have been enjoying lately is  They have a great selection of games on their site that are perfect for not only me, but people of all ages.   Some of my favorite games include solitaire, crazy eights, mahjong, hearts, Pac-Man and there are so many more! They even have fun hidden object games that really keep my mind working!

The best thing about this site is that it’s free to play. They have lots of different Solitaire games but also offer other collections of games including the following categories:

mahjong games
hidden object games
card games (like gin rummy, crazy eights, euchre, hearts, etc)
connect 3 games (like zuma ball shooters or candy crush type games)
other fun online games (like pacman, tennis, etc.)

Have you ever played Mahjong? It’s probably my favorite online game. I play it for hours,  and it really helps me to concentrate and focus.  Mahjong is a matching game that has tiles with images that are stacked.  The object of the game is to make all the matches.  It sounds simple but it isn’t. You can only match the tiles that aren’t touched on both sides.  This makes it more challenging and fun.

Another type of game that helps me to focus, and that I find challenging and fun, are Hidden Objects games. There are many different themes of Hidden Objects game to choose from.  I have the Garden theme shown above.

The object of these types of games is to find all of the hidden objects in the image that is shown in a certain amount of time.  You are able to zoom in on the photo to help locate the item you are looking for.  It sounds easy, but it’s more challenging than you think.  This game really helps me with concentration and attention to detail.

This game has 10 levels which are timed. You can score up to 3 stars on each level based on how quickly you complete the puzzle. You must beat the prior level to unlock the next one.

Each time you play a particular level the selected items and item order changes. At the bottom of the screen 6 items to find are shown & as you find one it rotates new ones in the spot until you have found all 12 objects.

If you are looking for a fun and free way to keep your mind sharp and entertained, check out the website.  They even have an app you can download as well.  Let me know which types of games you like to play to keep your mind sharp.