I like where the world of video games has been taking us lately, like the Wii for example, thats been trying to introduce an interactive element of a gaming by incorporating physical activity with the users choice of program. Nintendo DS has also come out with a way to make video games less brain washing and more brain... challenging, with Brain Age. The game features mental exercises for you to keep your mind active. Born in Japan (naturally) and inspired by the work of neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, the game is designed to stimulate your brain with math games, unscrambling letters and a version that features Sudoku. Brain Age 2 takes it a step further with music theory games and more difficult puzzles than the first.
So if you're feeling brain-dead and your little bratty brother has a Nintendo DS that he barely uses (and you know he won't miss!) this is your chance to put your mind to work.