November 18-24 is National Game and Puzzle Week and LearningRx, the world’s largest personal brain training company, is sharing recommendations for some great family games that also boost cognitive skills.


“Cognitive skills are the tools we use to pay attention, memorize, process, recall and apply information,” explains LearningRx Chief Research & Development Officer Tanya Mitchell. “These include attention, working memory, processing speed, auditory and visual processing, logic & reasoning and long-term memory.”


Need an example of a game that builds brain skills? How about that old favorite, Battleship, in which players try to sink their opponent’s fleet of ships before their own ships are sunk. The game builds skills like planning, logic & reasoning, problem solving, strategy and working memory.

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“While these games are fun and help boost cognitive skills, we do recommend that parents who suspect that their child has a learning struggle consider more targeted one-on-one brain training,” says Mitchell. “At LearningRx, we start with a cognitive skills assessment to determine which brain skills are weak. Then we create a personalized program thatincorporates immediate feedback, intensity and loading, among other features, to train those weak skills.”


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Parents who are concerned that their child may have a cognitive skills weakness can take a free online survey at


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About LearningRx

LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in 39 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 100,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. Their on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task — a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for over 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research resultsprograms, and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating visit