You can find online a wide variety of free critical thinking games. These games can test your skills in logic, language, math and memory. Try playing a critical thinking game each morning while you drink your coffee or tea. These games can help wake up your mind and get you ready for the mental challenges of a long workday.
Free Thinking Games
The Free Critical Thinking Games section of the Free Thinking Games website offers a variety of games for adults. You can play a math game that requires you to solve math problems under time pressure or a flag game that quizzes you on your geography skills. Try the daily chess game. Each day the site offers a new board set-up, and you have to select the appropriate next move. You can choose to play the game at a variety of levels, including easy, medium and hard. The Free Thinking Games website also offers free memory games, logic puzzles and strategy games.
Visit the Brain Food section of the RinkWorks entertainment website for a variety of free critical thinking puzzles. Try the symmetrical word box puzzles, an alternative to the traditional crossword puzzle in which answer words must be entered both vertically and horizontally into the puzzle. You can try 3x3, 4x4, 5x5 or 6x6 symmetrical word box puzzles. For another crossword puzzle variation, try the anacrossagrams, in which the words you fill into the puzzles must be anagrams of their corresponding clues. Try 4x4, 5x5 or 6x6 anacrossagrams. This site also offers a mathematical crossword puzzle alternative called the “logi-number puzzle.” Try 5x5, 6x6, 7x7 or 8x8. Other games available at this site include riddles, discrete reasoning puzzles, mathematical reasoning puzzles and practical reasoning puzzles.
Games for the Brain
The Games for the Brain website offers a variety of brain teasers and critical thinking games for adults, including classic Sudoku puzzles, trivia quizzes, chess and checkers games and Mahjongg solitaire. You can play a memory game in which you have a certain amount of time to study an image and answer questions about that image without referring back to the image. You also can play memory games with famous paintings.
Lisa Porter began writing professionally in 2009. She writes for various websites and has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.