BRAIN GAMES

Brain games may sound like they're not much fun, but that's far from the truth. Some of the most popular games today are actually brain games. Just because a game involves strategy doesn't make it boring. In this section we'll explore some of the world's
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Do you secretly harbor a dream to become the supreme ruler of the entire planet? Then maybe Risk is your type of board game.

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    10 Games That Take Minutes to Learn and a Lifetime to Master

    Games like chess and checkers have been around for centuries for a reason: They're very easy to learn but difficult to master. What other games make the cut for this list? See more »

  • 10 Scrabble Strategy Tips

    10 Scrabble Strategy Tips

    If you've ever faced a Scrabble rack like EEEEEJQ, you know that luck sometimes fails you. So which strategies can help you win no matter what? See more »

  • 20 Words You Should Learn if You Play Scrabble

    20 Words You Should Learn if You Play Scrabble

    Scrabble aficionados may memorize long lists of unusual words to win. But casual players can improve their games by learning just a handful of useful entries. Which words should you keep in your Scrabble arsenal? See more »

  • 5 Bad Scrabble Habits You Can Learn From Words With Friends

    5 Bad Scrabble Habits You Can Learn From Words With Friends

    People are obsessed with Zynga's Scrabble-like Words With Friends game, but there are some habits that'll get you in trouble if you actually play Scrabble. We'll share 5 to watch out for. See more »

  • 5 Challenging Math Games

    5 Challenging Math Games

    Games involving math force you to use your brain's full power, and some have been challenging people for centuries. The five on this list on this list will test your numerical agility and teach math ideas and functions as you play. See more »

  • 5 Games You Can Play With Only Pen and Paper

    5 Games You Can Play With Only Pen and Paper

    In our digital age, it's easy to forget how much fun low-tech games can be. Remember pen and paper games? We've got five that'll keep the kids -- big and small -- busy for hours. See more »

  • 5 Monopoly House Rules You Should Ditch

    5 Monopoly House Rules You Should Ditch

    House Monopoly rules make us feel like Goldilocks: Some make the game too hard -- others, too soft. Which can be ditched to make the game just right? See more »

  • Apples to Apples Quiz

    Apples to Apples Quiz

    Apple to Apples fans, this one's for you, and only you. Test your knowledge of your favorite party starter -- if you like, you can even make a game out of it! See more »

  • Are you a Scrabble savant?

    Are you a Scrabble savant?

    Scrabble is the most popular word game in the world, played in 121 countries, and has several famous devotees, including U.S. President Barack Obama and Mel Gibson. Do you have what it takes to master this brainy game? See more »

  • Beginner's Guide to Dungeons & Dragons

    Beginner's Guide to Dungeons & Dragons

    Maybe you've heard whispers of dragons, Dungeon Masters and 20-sided dice, but how much do you really know about the world's most famous role-playing game? Get in character, because we're going on a quest to learn the ABCs of D&D. See more »

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