Help & FAQ

Is MindGamer really 100% free to play?

Yes. Unlike every other leading brain training system, the complete MindGamer training course requires no membership fee. Every single game can be played for free.

So why are some of the games locked?

It is very easy to unlock the games (for free) by advancing through the course from the beginning. Our course involves training in several core areas of cognitive fitness. By playing regularly, you will not only unlock workouts free-of-charge -- but you progress evenly through each of the core cognitive fitness exercise types.

How do I compare? Where can I see my global percentile rankings?

Every MindGamer game "card" has a small icon in the top right corner that looks like this:

Click this icon to "flip" the card and reveal additional data about your performance -- including your global percentile rankings.

I didn't sign in. How do you remember my account information?

The nerdy answer is: Your workout history is stored using what's called HTML5 Localstorage. In plain English, that means your data is stored by you, within your own web browser. Please note that if you clear your browser-cache, or use a private-browsing window your progress may not be saved correctly.

I'm not seeing my 7-Day History. What's going on?

Did you just start playing? If you did, there won't be any data until you finish a few workouts. If you didn't just start playing, and you're still not seeing your data then it looks like your data isn't being found in your local storage. This is either because you trained earlier on a different computer, you trained earlier on a different browser on the same computer, you cleared your data using the settings (gear) at the top of the page, or you cleared your cache and erased all of your progress.

Can I delete my progress and start over?

Sure. If you want to clear your data from this browser, you can do so in the Settings menu. After that, you'll be a "new user".

I accidentally cleared my cache and erased all local data from my browser. Can you help me get my game progress back?

No. Sorry. We don't store your data on our servers. The only data store on our servers is anonymous performance data for score benchmarking. If you took the optional step of entering your email address, then we also securely store your email address for our mailing list.

Was MindGamer made by scientists?

Yes. Real science is at the core of every MindGamer workout. Not only are MindGamer games created by top game designers, but MindGamer was built in conjunction with a group of creative, hard-working and dedicated PhD Neuroscientists, many of whom have degrees from the world’s top institutions. PhD neuroscientists continue to work on MindGamer game development, while others add their insight and knowledge to the written content on MindGamer.com

What are the benefits of MindGamer games?

MindGamer games can help train your short-term memory, your spatial reasoning skills, your ability to focus, your mathematics ability, your visual analysis skills and much more. Will these skills improve dramatically with mental exercise? Yes they may. But for many others the goal is simply to stave off the natural decline in cognitive capacity that comes with age.


A good analogy is this: If you go running every day, will you eventually be able to run a 6 minute mile? Perhaps — depending on a host of additional factors. How old are you? How fast can you run now? Are you already in good shape? But more importantly: Running faster may or may not be your fitness goal. The same goes for MindGamer: Every participant is different. MindGamer is a powerful framework of cognitive exercises. Personal goals for improving various aspects of cognitive performance and brain-fitness differ from person to person depending on age and specific personal traits and situations.

Are there any studies that show playing games can enhance cognitive capacity?

Yes, lots. We can’t list them all here, but our article content contains links to many relevant, peer-reviewed studies with compelling evidence.


Here is a reference to one such study:


“In a November 2013 study published in the journal Nature, researchers at UC San Francisco reported that video games may offset or possibly reverse the negative effects of aging on seniors’ brains. That study used subjects ranging in age from their 20s to 70s. The results showed that the ability to multitask decreases with age. The older adults were then trained on the game for 12 hours over the course of a month. When performance improved, the game became more difficult. At the end of the month, they were scoring even higher than untrained 20-year-old subjects. Six months later, they were still better, even without additional practice. The researchers added that the seniors also performed better on attention and memory tests given separately from the game.”


That’s just a mention of one study. Our article content will keep you updated on many more studies, and much more up to date research.


Please Note: Under US Federal law, only products that have been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can claim to treat or prevent serious diseases or conditions. To date, the USFDA has not approved any brain training programs. Please see the participation agreement for more details.

How often should I use MindGamer?

How often should you exercise? Three times a week is good. Every day is better. But everyone is different. Finding a workout routine that works for you is what’s most important.

What time of day should I practice?

The short answer is: Any time is good. The long answer is: Many users prefer mornings and report that the drills help them wake up. Others like to do the drills later in the day while taking a break. Still others prefer evenings. Scheduling workouts is a matter of personal choice and up to the user. Most important is to practice every day.


If you are actively watching your statistics, you may want to work out at the same time every day. Many participants note performance differences between morning and evening workouts.

How important is it to see improvement with MindGamer?

Practicing is the most important thing. For example: Many long-distance runners run a couple miles per day for many years at roughly the same pace. The issue isn’t necessarily improvement — although improvement is always nice. The important part is that you’re doing it at all. Staying in shape is the goal. If you can get better then that’s wonderful, but practice and maintaining ability is most important.


Many users will see rapid initial improvement and then “level out” at a consistent level. This is normal. After weeks of practice, scores will typically trend upwards — but everyone has good days and bad days.

I played one workout 3 times today, but when I look at my Analytics, it only shows one "dot"

The graphs in the Analytics section show only the highest score for each day. One day will only ever show one “dot” in the graph, and that dot will represent your best score for that day.

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