January 22, 2010 | Cody Buchanan
Usually, I start playing a game on my iPhone or iTouch because I just want to relax and not overwork my mind. However, recently I’ve gotten into playing some of the mind games the app store has to offer. Mind games are a great way to train your brain and response time while having fun doing it. The premise behind most number games is usually the same. Combine speed and precision to grab the highest score. TwentyFor! is a game that not only requires speed and precision, but also careful concentration and thought.
TwentyFour! is delicately balanced between a math game and a logic game. The game obviously deals with numbers and basic math functions like multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. However, you also have to use logic to reason which sign belongs where. The ultimate goal of each puzzle to find a solution that equals 24 by selecting the correct math functions.
Each puzzle consists of four numbered squares. Along the bottom of the screen are four boxes that contain a mathematical sign. Just tap a number and a sign in sequence to pair them with each other. Getting down the controls of the app are the easy part, its finding the right combination that makes TwentyFour! a challenge.
If you think you might get bored fast, then you always have the option of playing against a friend or stranger. The game allows you to connect over Wi-Fi to challenge anyone else in the world. Or if you think that you’ll see the same puzzle over and over again, keep in mind that TwentyFour! offers over 1,300 exciting puzzles!
All in all, TwentyFour! is an extremely addicting app that might help train your brain in the process. At just $.99 it’s priced perfectly for what you’re getting. So check out TwentyFour! now and get your brain in shape!