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Just another reminder that we are still in a week-long practice mode, ironing out the kinks before beginning the season in earnest next monday. So don’t put too much stock in your stats for the week, they are not entirely accurate. Thanks to all of you that have provided me with valuable feedback. I am [...]

The goal of this game is to reduce the board of tiles so that only one tile remains. Sometimes this is difficult or even impossible but try to leave as few pieces as you can. Eliminate the pieces by dragging tiles onto one another. You may only combine tiles that have consecutive numbers, for instance [...]

In an effort to make everything run more smoothly and without errors, I have once again made major changes to the BrainBall system. The latest build is now available and undergoing a week of public testing before the next season begins Apr. 13. I will be making updates and improvements to the system all week [...]

In this task you need to translate a number into a location within a grid of squares. You are given a target number and you have to determine where in the grid that numnber lies. The top-left square represents spot #1 and the spot numbers increases sequentially from left to right, wrapping from line to [...]

at long last, a new BrainBall season is upon us with five brand-new tasks. so new in fact that I haven’t yet had the chance to make demos, so make sure you practice them first if you are unsure how to play. if you are having any problems with the practice games showing the tasks [...]

The goal of the game is to group numbers together such that they add up to 100 – or as close as possible. Move pieces from the game board to the adding queue by clicking on them. Once you’ve added a piece you may not remove it. Add as many numbers as you want to [...]

This is a game of math and strategy. The game board consists of a grid of (blue) numbers and a bunch of (yellow) numbers. The object of the game is to use the yellow numbers to eliminate the blue numbers from the board. To play, drag a yellow piece onto the boundary between two of [...]

In this game you will complete the same activity 2 times. The first time you will be playing randomly, but the second time you will be working on memory. Eliminate the pieces by dragging like numbers onto each other. Only specific combinations will work. Remember them. You have only a limited time to complete each [...]

In this game, you need to drag a circle onto a target. The trick is that as soon as you grab the circle and begin to drag, the target will disappear. Essentially, this task is about developing a feel for your mouse or keypad, learning to move it accurately without seeing the cursor. You earn [...]

This task is very simple. Every couple seconds, a colored square will appear on the screen. If it is orange or blue, click your mouse. If it is green or purple, hit the spacebar. If it is red, do nothing. Your score is based on how quickly you react versus how many mistakes (choosing the [...]

So I have the next season of BrainBall games all ready to go but I don’t want to start a new season when I am going to be away… so the game is going to take a week off and resume Tuesday May 26 (monday is memorial day). Meanwhile, the new games are available for [...]

This is a interesting game of memory. You will be presented with a series of pieces, each of which is labeled with a number. This number indicates how long the piece will remain active, in seconds. When you are presented with a piece, you can drag it and place it into any one of the [...]

OK, well I just made some changes and played the game through twice and it seemed to work fine, so I am going to assume it’s OK unless I hear otherwise. So please let me know if you encounter one of the problems: a) the instructions page comes up blank or b) one of the [...]

Hey all, I am ready to launch BrainBall on Facebook… so if you have an account there, please do me a favor and invite your facebook friends and/or post something about it on your wall. You can play it here: http://apps.facebook.com/brainball/

Seek out the target picture in the grid and click on it. If you are correct you will get a new target and a new grid. Otherwise your incorrect guess will disappear and you need to continue looking.

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