Fun Brain Games

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These fun brain games are great for all ages! As you try to solve these brain-twisting teasers, you'll have to draw upon your vocabulary, spelling and even addition skills. You'll really give your brain a workout!

Work on your own, or with a friend or family member to see how many questions in each set you can solve. Don't worry, answers are provided!

Basic Directions

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I like to call this type of brain exercise Dollar Dictionary Games. Why? Because you use letters and their "values" to solve each brain teaser.

What are these values? I'm so glad you asked!

Each letter is assigned a value based on its position in the alphabet as shown in this chart.


Here are a few sample questions to show you to solve these fun brain games.

1) Find the value of a BAT.  ( 2 + 1 + 20 = $23)

2) Find the value of a BALL. (2 + 1 + 12 + 12 = $27)

3) Which is worth more, a TOY or a GAME?

( A toy, because TOY = 20 + 15 + 25 = $60, GAME = 7 + 1 + 13 + 5 = $26)

4) Finish spelling this animal.  __ + R + O + __  = $46

(FROG : 6 + 18 + 15 + 7 = 46)

Are you ready to try more fun brain games?

Now that you have the idea, why not try the sets of fun brain games listed below?

You'll find one easy set for kids. The other sets all contain a few easy questions like the ones above, plus some REALLY tough ones that I've not yet shown you.

Brain Game Sampler - Solve 12 different teasers of varying difficulty on a wide variety of interesting topics!

Percy's Pet Shop Puzzler - Kids will find the values of short animal names and solve a variety of questions featuring the Dollar Dictionary method.

Occupational Hazard - Don't say I didn't warn you..but some of these questions are nearly impossible, unless you are a word connoisseur with a bit of patience!

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Car Talk - Great brain games for seniors, especially, if you remember cars from the 60s through the current models. Of course, you don't have to know all about cars to tackle these challenges!


Colors! - These brain fitness games will color your world with fun -- and challenge. How quickly can you solve these colorful conundrums?

Hysterical Numericals! - Seriously? (When we can't find the right word, we make them up!) On this page, ZERO is worth a lot more than ONE. Can you solve the rest of these games for your brain?

A Special Note to Parents & Teachers

Parents: These are great to solve as a family.

Teachers: Please feel free to use these in your classroom! Upper grade students will be pleasantly challenged (and kept very busy) when trying to solve many of the adult brain games. Be sure you solve all questions before assigning them to your students, so you know the difficulty level is appropriate.

Please Note: Each web page below includes a link to a printable version of the puzzle.

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