Mind games aren’t always a no-brainer

Exercising your brain is a must


Sophie Dorrance-Minch, staff writer


Mind games can be tricky. As No Brainer Day approaches on February 27, it is time to see if mind games can be tricky or educational. Or both.

Mind games are similar to tests and quizzes. When overestimated, people can easily get tricked into using too much of their brain. If they notice how simple the problem is, they realize that they barely need to do anything to proceed deeper into the games.

“Mind games are usually illusions that trick the mind while thinking games are all about strategy and problem solving,” junior Atzel Nunez said.

People tend to have fun when they know that they can win a game and noticing how easy questions are can help the person have fun (unless they really enjoy being stuck on something for long periods of time).

When No Brainer Day comes on February 27, use it as a way to challenge your mind. Research proves that exercising your brain is important, especially as you age.

“There’s a connection because of how No brainer Day requires you to not use your brain while thinking games require you to use more of your brain,” Nunez said. “I think No Brainer Day should be a day to celebrate your brain.”

Really, everyone needs a day to do almost nothing and take a break from challenges. They also need to realize that what causes them to waste time is just themselves using their minds to inherently trick themselves. 

For anyone interested in playing some mind/thinking games, just Google mind games and see what fun exists.