There are so many different types of exercise, to keep your body in shape, but what about your mind? How do you keep that in shape? Well, the guys over at ThinkFun have come up with several ways. I have already told you about the Solitaire Chess game that they have, and now I am excited to tell you about another brain fitness game they have called Know so Fast.
This game takes your through four levels of knot tying, with each not in the level becoming harder. Some use the rope alone, and some include the metal ring that comes in the game.
There are 40 challenges that help to strengthen your memory, sharpen your focus, speed up your thinking, and reduce your stress. Tying knots is great for working on fine motor skills, and is also a great spatial reasoning workout. The instructions are simple...choose the challenge, tie the knot that is shown, and if you can match the challenge you win!
I tried several of the knots, and got about half way through the intermediate level before I couldn't figure out how to tie the knot! I am still working on it, and I am enjoying the fact that my brain is getting a great workout in the process. The other fun thing, is that each challenge has a fun fact on the card, so you are learning a little bit of history behind the knot as well.