Is your brain completely burnt out after studying for exams and completing assignments for hours on end? According to Huffington Post, it is unhealthy for student brains to take in too much information at once. As students who are always studying, it is imperative to give yourself a break. Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of the top 5 gaming apps that will relax and recharge your brain, while keeping your brain active, so you can hit the books with eyes! 

#1. Candy Crush 

Media Credits: Joseph Panichelli
Media Credits: Joseph Panichelli

This game is simple and easy for anyone to play and involves a unique and colorful layout that focuses on the player’s pattern recognition. Every move brings on another challenge, keeping your brain active. This game is the perfect study break as once you run out of lives, you must wait 20 minutes before playing again. Might as well kill time by going back to studying!

Can be downloaded from the app store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/candy-crush-saga/id553834731?mt=8

#2. Temple Run

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Media Credits: Joseph Panichelli

Temple Run brings a challenge to players who are persistent on getting to the next level while also helping to stimulate the brain. The quick action game works on the player’s quick reflexes and reaction speed.  A teacher recognized that Temple Run does in fact help develop motor skills, hand-eye coordination and more accurate spatial skills. 

Can be downloaded from the app store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/temple-run/id420009108?mt=8 

#3. 2048

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2048 is a puzzle game that “offers players two of the biggest dopamine boosters.” This game enables our brains to make predictions and challenges our minds, which is a perfect motivator to get back to work and decrease stress. The name is established because 2048 is the number the player has to achieve by combining the tiles. 2048 can be a refreshing break from studying and help wake up your sleepy mind. 

Can be downloaded from the app store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/2048/id840919914?mt=8 

#4. Words with Friends 

Media Credits: Joseph Panichelli
Media Credits: Joseph Panichelli

This game is the perfect combination of staying connected with friends and family and also expanding your vocabulary, speed, and efficiency. This competitive game further enhances the player’s ability to form a word just by rearranging a random sequence of letters. Words with Friends allows you to have a study break while also exercising parts of your brain. 

Can be downloaded from the app store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/words-with-friends-best-game/id804379658?mt=8

#5. Subway Surfers

Media Credits: Joseph Panichelli
Media Credits: Joseph Panichelli

 

Subway Surfers is a quick action game that can give players a boost of energy, improve, response time and enhance concentration. A student here at Saint Joe’s, Rachel McGrath, explained that Subway Surfers allows her to take a quick study break without getting too far off task. 

Can be downloaded from the app store here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/subway-surfers/id512939461?mt=8 

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