Ages 8 and up
In Brainwaves: The Wise Whale, Exercise your brain while playing games in this scientist-approved memory challenge! Players must memorize the sea creatures and colors that are laid on the table before they’re flipped over. On each turn, the active player draws a card from the draw pile and reveals it. If it’s an orange dolphin, that player must try to remember which of the face down cards is either orange, or a dolphin. If they’re correct, that player claims the card and earns a point! Even if they do not succeed, a new card takes its place, making sure the line of cards is constantly changing and shifting! Player will need to focus hard, use working short-term memory, and challenge themselves to train their brains! Brainwaves comes with rules for a solo variant for a single-player mode.
In Brainwaves: The Brilliant Boar, each player takes cards showing different animal portraits on their reverse sides into their hand. They can look at the cards briefly when they draw them, but then must face the cards away from them.
On a player’s turn, they can either take the top card from the deck into their hand or play one of their cards onto the table, attempting to make as many pairs as possible from the card just played and those already face up on the table. Whoever collects the most cards wins.