Tuesday

Guest Post; Product Review; GIVEAWAY!

*Update* Wow, ya'll like the brain games, huh?  Tells me a lot about my readers, you need stimulation!  Congrats to Lilly Pad Mom. I'll email you!  The rest of you? Go to Target, I saw the game there yesterday.

I'd like to introduce you to my first guest poster: my hubby  (Stay for a giveaway!)

The other day my wife called me at work, “I got an email from this guy and he wants to give us a free copy of a computer game to try and review.  It sounds cool, but they need our address.”  Well I understand my wife’s paranoia.  After all, we’ve been married almost 14 years and I kinda know what freaks her out.  She had it sent to my office and I brought it home.

It turns out the good folks at Brighter Minds Media are legit (go figure).  They were kind enough to send us a copy of their new game Brainiversity.

Brainiversity

Since my wife owns a mac and I have a pc, I told her I would be happy to play Brainiversity and review it for her.  Imagine that, I get to play a computer game without being told to go mow the lawn or do something productive (I have issues from my childhood). 

Brainiversity is about keeping your noggin sharp, astute, and challenged all while having fun.The idea of the game is that you take a daily exam covering language, memory, math, and analysis that automatically charts your progress.  Once you establish a baseline test you can then go back and practice on your weaker areas to strive for improvement.  As you get better, new games are unlocked in each skill area, so it never gets boring.  It’s like having a personal trainer for your brain.  

I had a blast taking a set of random letters and spelling as many word as possible in a minute and a half.  This is definitely not my forte, but that’s why it kept me coming back.  I wanted to get better. 

So how did I do?  After about fifteen days of regularly playing the game, I improved my initial score of 75% to a respectable 90%.   

Our 8 year old also really enjoyed playing this game, when I let her.  But I don't share well.

Listen ladies, take it from me, this game will make your hubby smarter!  Leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of this game ($20 value).  My wife will choose a random winner on Wednesday afternoon.

96 comments:

Mysh said...

Wow! Sounds similar to Brain Age for Nintendo DS...and since I don't have a Nintendo DS...this would work great for MY brain. Okay, if I win I will share it with all of the other brains in our house. :O) Thank you!

tam said...

I would love to win this for my husband. He was in an accident 2 1/2 yrs ago, while in rehab (10 months) they had him on this type of software and the improvement was incredible in dealing with his brain injury. I know that this would be an asset to anyone who feels like they are "slipping" a bit. Thank you.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

This will make my hubby smarter? What about me?:)

sassy2 said...

Anything for brain power. Have to fend off senility!! lol

tabitha said...

Sounds like Brain Age which I've been wanting but hubby won't buy it. I guess I could buy it for myself but where's the fun in that?

Here's to hoping I win.

Simply Shannon said...

Ooh, sounds like fun! Sign me up.

April Hoyle Photography said...

sounds like a more indepth version of the game on my cell phone and i am addicted! just what i need.. something else to be addicted to on the computer! :)

Kelly and Greg said...

I just have to say that I love your blog and am a dreaded lurker... Every. Day. And sometimes twice a day - just to see if you had anything more to say.

Sign me up.

Pick me! Pick me! (Waving hand frantically above head from the back of the room.) Ooo! Ooo! Me! ME! Over here!

Marcy - The Glamorous Life! said...

I am all for brain power...

ChristiS said...

This sounds like lots of fun! Thanks for sharing!

Jenileigh said...

Oh my! I am so not a game person but my hubby would LOVE this! Sounds so neat! Consider us in! And a hearty Thank-YOU!!

Audrey said...

Too bad it doesn't work on Macs! We just converted the last computer we had over to a Mac, so now we are a Mac only family.

Valarie said...

We bought my Dad a Nintendo DS and the brain age game for his birthday. He normally doesn't get to play it because we all play it. :)

forgetfulone said...

Will it makes me smarter? LOL

Great guest post and review. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks.

MoziEsmé said...

Sounds wonderful! Hubby and I love IQ type tests (and competing with each other) - this sounds right up our alley!!

LifeatTheCircus said...

something for those of us still using PC's... wahoo... sign me up!!

Shana said...

This looks like a LOT of fun! Please count me in! :o)

tonya said...

Sounds great!!

Ticopi said...

What an awesome sounding game! Right up my alley :-)

the4moyers said...

It does sound very similar to BrainAge, and I love that game! I'd love to win this! Thanks for offering it!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

D... said...

As my brain is mush, this game sounds right up MY alley! Very cool giveaway. Thanks!

One Mom said...

My granddaughter and I play Brain Age on her DS but this would really be great for my Honey who is recovering from a stroke. He says he's had enough of rehab but he does love to play cards on his computer ... maybe this could get him moving forward!

Muthering Heights said...

My husband is ALL about games...he would be delighted if I won! :)

Crayl said...

Sounds really cool.
Thanks for a chance to have one too!

Michele said...

Sounds very fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

Michele said...

Sounds very fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nancy M. said...

That sounds like lots of fun! Thanks for letting me enter!

Gigi said...

I'd love to play this game with my husband. Kids too for that matter!

Jenn said...

Sounds like a good game for my homeschooled kiddos!

Traci Vedros said...

anthing to make my husband smarter ... count me in!!!!

Mandy said...

Sweet! What else does a computer geek (my husband) need in life??

thediaperdiaries said...

This sounds highly addicting and like something else to distract me from all the cleaning. So sign me up!!

Sonya said...

I love this type of game!

BTW, AWESOME new pic of your baby!!!!

The Griffins Party of 5 said...

We love brain games around here! Is there any other way to keep a mommy brain sharp then to get on the computer and Play? I would love to get that for our family. If we don't win the drawing can you tell us where we can buy one?

Joy said...

Thanks, Mr. THAT Family!!! How wonderful! I feel like I need this game so if I don't win I may have to buy it. Since having kids I feel like my brain has turned to mush. Sitting at home, folding laundry and changing diapers all day can take a toll on one's memory and brain activity!

HDMac said...

Thank you for this opportunity to win! Sounds interesting,even for us older folk! :)

Cheri-Beri said...

This would be nice! I always tell my daughter that I'm going to get Brain Age Academy for the DS. The only glitch is that I'd have to play it on her DS. She's never happy about that. OH! The gratefulness and goodwill toward all that abounds in this family of mine . . . . . it brings a tear.

Mrs. Querido said...

Sounds like fun...my hubby doesn't need the brain-sharpening, I do! Count me in for the drawing! :)

Diane said...

We could all use a little sharpening up of our minds.

3cookieday said...

That game sounds like fun. I wouldn't share either. BTW, you sound like my husband when you were talking about Kristen freaking out for no good reason. I do that, too. Freak out for no good reason, that is.

Darlene said...

I so need this - you have no idea!
Hope I win!

Darlene said...

I so need this - you have no idea!
Hope I win!

sash said...

our anniversary is on the 30th and this would be good for HONEY. something fun to make him smarter! maybe then he'll remember our anniversary on his own???

Mother Hen said...

This sounds great! I think all the Pirates would enjoy this!

danandmarsh said...

Oh I think I would enjoy this game!! Something my dh would need to play!! Thanks for the chance to win it!

JoAnnC. said...

What a great giveaway! Our family would LOVE something like this! Thanks for the chance to sign up!
JoAnn

gkstratos said...

I'm all for exercising the mind.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

Tales From the Eurovan said...

My brain has been on a steady decline since the birth of our first child eight years ago. I need all the help I can get. Count me in! Take care, Julie

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

This sounds like great fun, even my hubby agrees!



phillipsonlygirl at gmail dot com

Tara said...

what an excellent review :) My hubby could definitely use this!

The Fritz Facts said...

Can you please make my hubby smarter! lol

I think I would use this more, or the kids would. Who knows!

Nice job hubby!!

Lynn said...

That sounds like a really neat game. I think that I would keep the game and my score a secret until it was a respectable percentage to share!

Heidi Zawisza said...

Ooohhh, Awesome! Great giveaway! i hope I win, and maybe I too will let the hubby "test" it!! ha!ha!

Lilypad Mom said...

I've been telling my husband that I feel like I'm getting stupid and I need to do something to make my brain start working again. Being home all day with a 2 year old makes me feel like I've lost the ability to think sometimes.

Nancy said...

oooh I love those word games...it's the math that will do me in.

hannahbro5 said...

That sounds pretty awesome! :)

Mechelle said...

Welcome Guest blogger~ :) I've only recently stumbled on this blog but I have to say I love it~
This game sounds great for the whole family and I love brain games.
Thank so much.

Mechelle

Katie said...

How fun! We'd love to win it :-)

ispeakbeanish said...

This sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

Wow, my brain could totally use this and at $20 its not even that expensive on the off chance that i DON'T win it, LOL! sounds really cool! thanks for the review.

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

I doubt it would make my husband smarter. Because I'd keep it for myself! LOL

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Sounds like fun!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like fun! However, If I win I will have to keep it away from the hubby! Otherwise the grass will never get cut!

mommagurl32 said...

I wish my hubb would guest blog...how fun! Anywho, I would LOVE to have this game! I am a computer nerd!

Brown said...

Screw the husband - I want this game! Looks like I could share it with others at work, too!

PS - Love the husband's guest posting. I don't think my husband would ever do that! lol

Mommy Mary said...

I would love to have this game, I've played brain age, but it got boring pretty fast.

Suzy said...

I could really use all the help I can get. Crossing my fingers & throwing up a prayer

CMartin21 said...

Pick me! Pick me! My hubby and I both love these kinds of games and with two preschoolers in the house our brains need all the training they can get. :)

Daiquiri said...

Sounds fun, count me in please :)

I sometimes have to remind myself that my brain was once use for something besides calculating the unit cost of diapers and how much XYZ needs to be given to one kid to make it perfectly FAIR for everyone!

I could use some good brain-sharpening! Thanks for the opportunity - what a fun surprise giveaway :)

Crystal said...

I swear, after only 2 kids, I have a mushy brain!

The mom, the robot, and the dancer said...

oh please, pick me! we don't have many games, but this one sounds like it has our name on it!

marky said...

LOL.. what a funny post.. uhm yeah sure I want to make my hubby smarter..ok.. I'm game!

adymommy said...

Very nice guest post.
Sounds like a fun game.

Penny said...

This game would be great for everyone in our household! Please count me in the contest!

CanCan said...

Cool! I like games that make me feel smarter.

3boys247 said...

It sounds like a great game. We will have to look into getting one.

Cassondra said...

Sounds like something I could use!!! LOL

Jerralea said...

Wow, I'd love to win this game. I heard that to help prevent Alzheimer's you should do something challenging for your brain every day. This sounds like a fun way to do that!

Jerri

Jai said...

We NEED this. All the summer "sugar" has gone to our heads and we are now are mush!

Caution Flag said...

We got the Brain Age board game equivalent and embarrassed ourselves by seeing how slow we all are. But a new game? Hope springs eternal!

TheAngelForever said...

This looks fabulous. I know my hubby could use it ;)

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Dawn said...

With a family history of Alzheimers, this sounds like something I need!

amy said...

Who doesn't want a smarter husband? Count me in!

Peggy said...

It looks like you are having too much fun with Brainiversity,I wanna have fun too!! Count me in

Trinka said...

Sounds like fun- I'd love to win it!

Lanxi said...

You'd think they developed this game for adults - not kiddos.. LOL.

Either way, we have lots of hands that would love to play!

common mom said...

I would so love to win a copy of this game!!! Please please please!!!

Bina said...

Sounds like I would LOVE this game! And if I don't randomely win (cause let's face it, I NEVER win these things) I guess I'll have to buy it!

Robin said...

It does sound like Brain Age, which I have, but never play. I was bored with it after a few days! This sounds like it would be more fun. Loved your guest poster, reviewer!

Tami said...

It sounds like Brain Age and I love that game!! If I win this, I won't have to hijack my girls' DS from them anymore :)

Tara @ Feels like home said...

Sounds like fun!

bluebonnetgirl said...

I think my husband and I would get a kick out of playing it.

Lynn said...

Thanks for the chance to win! We are always up for finding new ways to be competitive while learning in the process.

mannequin said...

This is great! I would LOVe to win!

matt and joelle said...

I hope it is not to late- my boys (5 including my husband) would love this

Grateful for Grace said...

This sounds like something we need for our homeschool!!! Cool!