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?

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.

15 Comments
  • LoL. Before looking at the review I thought oh how nice, a little something easy, but a little challenge. Yeah right! When I saw the review with the other stuff I thought OMG how do you do this stuff?! lol. Looks like I will have to challenge myself! Wish I paid more attention back in the day. Haha.
  • Same here. I don't need to challenge my brain any more than I do with work. When I play a game I want to relax.
  • Trying not to make a joke about the Recall portion and the song "Don't You Forget About Me."
  • An idle mind is the devils playground. Use this app and make his ass go play somewhere else.
  • may be worth trying just to have something to do
  • Good time killer when waiting for someone and short attention span helps
  • Really fun games that make you exercise your brain muscle. Nice that it is free. Simple/beautiful layout and design. Love it. Thanks for the review.
  • Sppeling is teh hardist....
  • Seems like a fun little app that is more intelligent than playing Angry Birds over and over. I also like how the typography resembles the LetterPress app. May have to give this one a try
  • Thanks for the comments guys, I'm the developer. Hope you all enjoy it.
  • Seems like a cool game when killing time and just to see how smart (or dumb) I am lol.
  • Nice
  • I like these simple mind games. sometimes something simply like tetris is the most enjoyable
  • I love mind games that help keep your mind sharp; especially the simple games that have timers and can inspire the competitiveness inside you. Very fun game.
  • Oooohhhh, I love brain teasers!!! :-D I love iMore for highlighting all these awesome apps I would have no way to find out about any other way.