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Gbrainy

CNET Editors' review

Brainteasers can be both fun and useful, helping you develop your problem-solving skills and memory while also providing hours of addictive entertainment. Gbrainy is a basic program that contains a variety of different mental challenges, effectively helping you pass time and sharpen your mind. It's not the most attractive program we've ever seen, but it's not bad for what it is.

Gbrainy's interface is plain, especially for a game; there is a handful of colored buttons across the top, but the rest of the interface is pretty drab. User can choose between four different types of tasks--logic, calculation, memory, and verbal--or mix all the types together. Some of the categories are harder than others; the verbal tasks consist largely of basic analogies without difficult vocabulary words, whereas the memory tasks were virtually impossible for us. Fortunately, the program's settings allow users to choose between three different levels of difficulty and adjust the length of time given for memorization tasks, customizations that were definitely welcome. The program doesn't have a Help file per se, but the publisher's Web site does contain detailed information about Gbrainy's features and plenty of screenshots. Overall, we found Gbrainy to be both fun and challenging. It's not much to look at, but the problems that it presents are entertaining enough on their own.

Gbrainy installs a desktop icon without asking and leaves a Start menu icon behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "AWESOME! It'll BLOW YOUR MIND!"

    November 10, 2013  |   By BennyTejadaMaglaya

    Version: Gbrainy 2.06

    Pros

    Have fun testing and improving your IQ. It also enables you to track your progress so you'll know where your strengths and where you lack.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Summary

    I wasn't expecting much when I downloaded this software since it's free, but man I was STUNNED. Either you would want to increase your IQ or you just want to learn while killing time, this software is the BEST for you. And it's absolutely FREE!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Spectacular!"

    January 30, 2012  |   By Univoid

    Version: Gbrainy 2.06

    Pros

    If you've heard that you can't increase your IQ, you've heard wrong! The latest, trustworthy research shows that it is by all means possible to increase your IQ. If this interests you and makes you want to start exercising your brain, this program can give you a big boost to your brain training, provided you work hard enough of course!

    Cons

    The database could have a larger selection of brain training games.

    Summary

    As i have mentioned, this is a program which aims at training your brain and keeping it fit, and if you work hard enough, increase your IQ. It contains varieties of puzzles, brain teasers and math to solve. The games are divided into three sections - Logic, calculation, memory and verbal. You can choose to play each separately, play games from all sections or make a custom selection of which games will appear from which sections. If you are deeply interested in increasing your IQ, you may also want to train your brain at very good sites like Happy Neuron (happy-neuron.com)(Free) and Lumosity (www.lumosity.com)(Paid). I wish you readers a bright and brainy future!

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