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 [...]
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 [...]
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 will be presented with a 4×5 grid of squares, each containing a letter. At any given time, all but two of these pieces will be changing at regular intervals, cycling upwards through the alphabet (from A to B to C and so on). Your job is to pay very careful attention [...]
I had a little bit of a disaster over the weekend and had to change my webhost. While the transfer seems to have gone smoothly in general, BrainBall now seems to be a little buggy.. so today’s data will likely be tossed. I hope to get this figured out today and have things back on [...]
BrainBall v2 is live and beginning it’s inaugural season. Everything seems to be working properly, let’s hope it continues that way. Enjoy the game and please let me know if you encounter any problems. One other thing, I have shortened the game from 10 tasks to 8 tasks to make it a little less of [...]
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/
I have decided to begin the BrainBall season a little early as I will not be around later tonight to do it then. So this first day will actually run a day and a half, beginning Sunday afternoon and running until day #2 begins at 2am EDT. Please let me know ASAP if you encounter [...]
Match the line patterns. Each pattern has exactly one match. Click on a pattern to select it, and then click on its match. (Or click a second time on the original piece to deactivate it) Each line pattern is randomly rotated and therefore may not appear in the same orientation as its match.
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 [...]
This is a game of memory where you need to track of the locations of different letters. Each of these letters is located within one of the four windows. You may switch in between these windows using the numbered buttons on top. Your target letter is displayed at top. This is the one you need [...]
Oops, BrainBall didn’t change days properly on tuesday morning. I think I have the glitch in the script all sorted out so hopefully that wont happen again. Anyway, if you tried to login and play before 11:30 and were unable to do so, come on back and give it another shot.
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 [...]
For whatever it’s worth, I have made a slight change to the way BrainBall works that will be in effect from here on out. Up to this point, the content for all players has been exactly the same. This made it easy to compare player performance, but it also left the door open for cheating. [...]
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 [...]