Many online games will hep you improve your computer skills as well as keep your brain active. A growing body of research shows that mental challenges, such as doing crossword puzzles, solving brain teasers, learning a new language, taking up a new hobby, or playing a musical instrument, can provide a mental boost that helps to preserve brain function in normal individuals. Such activities are often recommended as a way to help keep the brain young in healthy seniors.
Crossword Puzzles - you will be amazed at how easy it is to do puzzles online. No eraser needed and no need to wait for tomorrow's paper
A Game a Day - Evey day choose a puzzle that will stimulate learning and creative thinking
Today's Online Puzzles - includes cryptic, Canadiana and universal crosswords from the Globe and Mail
Universal Word Search - Hosted by the National Post
Brain Bashers - an exciting collection of brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, games and optical illusions
Games For The Brain - Improve your thinking skills
PopCap Games - Includes many word games
Puzz.com - has everything from IQ tests to puzzles to sudokos
Thinks.com - Whether young or old, here is an incredible collection of brain games, thinking puzzles and other online recreations
Yahoo Games - Try word games, board games, arcade games and more...
Checkers - An old fashioned game, that never goes out of favour
Daily Suduko - insert numbers in the boxes to satisfy only one condition: each row, column and 3x3 box must contain the digits 1 through 9 exactly once. Print or play online.
Daily Jigsaw Puzzle - A new puzzle every day and some surprising options
Great Bridge Links - Bridge for the beginner and the more advanced user
JigZone - An online Jigsaw Puzzle where you choose the level of difficulty from a simple 6 piece cut to a challenging 247 piece cut
Rubik's Online - Maybe you'll be better at the online version, than the hand-held one!
Simon Says - Follow the pattern of lights and sounds for as long as you can. A good memory test
Sudoku Classic - Hosted by the Guardian
Tic-Tac-Toe - Different skill levels available