Simple Mind Games for iPhone review

Simple Mind Games is a fun little collection of brain teasers that will test your memory and problem solving skills. It features 8 mini games: Spelling, Flash, Shapes, Maths, Order, Reaction, Recall, and Match.

For each game, you have 1 minutes to test your abilities. If you get multiple questions correct in a row, you earn more time. The number of questions you need to get right and the time earned varies depending on which game you are playing.

In the Spelling game, you are given 4 words, three of which are spelled wrong. You must tap all the misspelled words.

In the Flash game, a number will flash on the screen and you must enter it when it disappears.

In Shapes, you are given 4 shapes at a time. Each shape is colored and has the name of a shape below it. You must choose the shape that has the correct name associated with it.

The Maths game will show you incomplete equations and it's your job to choose the number that should take the place of the question mark. Don't forget order of operations!

In Order, you must tap the numbers in increasing order. You start out with just 4 numbers, but it will advance to 8 numbers.

In the Reaction game, you are given a 4x4 grid of light blue circles. When one of the circles turn green, you must tap it. Watch out, though -- sometimes they turn red. Don't tap red lights!

Recall is a memory game where 4 or 8 numbers will flash on the screen. Then you'll be given a number and must tap the box that held that number. It's pretty easy with just 4 numbers but rather challenging with 8 numbers.

In the Match game, you simply have to say weather the shape displayed is the same shape as the previous shape that was on the screen. Don't forget, just because the color changes doesn't mean that it's not the same shape!

Simple Mind Games is a free download and includes Spelling, Flash, and Shapes. The rest of the games can be bought as an in-app purchase for $1.99.

The good

  • Nice, clean design
  • Simple, yet challenging
  • Can play one game in 1-2 minutes

The bad

  • No graph or anything to see your past scores and if there's been improvement

The bottom line

Simple Mind Games is a great little collection of games that is sure to exercise your brain. Most of the mini-games can be enjoyed by both kids and adults. The most difficult game for me is Recall, what's yours?

Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.