Strong Mind Puzzles update provides progressively difficult variations. This encourages deliberate rehearsal and enhances learning.
The rules, graphics, number of icons, and abstract images become more complex.

Individuals must use the voice in their head to match the goal and complete the game.

The voice in our head (internal dialogue) builds executive skills because it helps:
* reduce impulsivity
* contributes to planning behavior
* encourages introspection and reflection
* provides a system to generate alternatives

This updates include all previous Strong Mind Puzzle Variations. The user is able to control their starting point and progression. The user has the flexibility of moving between games to individualize their learning experience.

Strong Mind Puzzles is a game designed to challenge your brain. In her 35 years of cognitive restructuring practice, Dr. Markus created a series of paper-and-pencil puzzles to explore new ways to challenge the brain and rehearse cognitive abilities. To reach beyond her clinical practice, these puzzles were converted to a mobile format which provide numerous, varied opportunities for learning.

Effective problem-solving and decision-making is based, at least in part, on the number of variables a problem solver or decision maker is capable of evaluating.

With deliberate rehearsal, individuals can learn to increase the number of variables that they use to make a decision.

-- Why Finding Mistakes Develops Critical Thinking Behaviors

Strong Mind Puzzles can help reduce mistakes. Think about what happens when you make a mistake. You become emotionally attached to the mistake. As a result, this emotional investment makes it difficult to examine results objectively. Such reasoning helps explain why we are better at catching other people's mistakes than our own errors.

These puzzles give you practice in identifying and learning to anticipate errors. When you are comparing and contrasting images you search for mistakes. With practice, this develops an error-detection reflex.

What's New

Version 3.0.8

- Updated graphics to account for white background center

Ratings and Reviews


Good concept

I think it would be helpful to keep track of your progress instead of resetting every time. That way you can see if you are improving. Also, it seems it presents the correct solution too often and for the entire level. Maybe that's on purpose?


Saw the review below and had to post

I always played this game on my friends iPod, and I just bought it today. The levels are not incredibly hard like the prior post says, but the game is really challenging if you try to complete each level as fast as you can. At first, each level took me a while to do, maybe 4:00, but now I am able to complete each level in under 2:00. Hope this helps, and I would definitely suggest buying the game. It is fun, and a nice little challenge when you have some downtime.


So many levels, easy to challenging!

It's so nice to have a puzzle app that actually makes me think in more ways than one! While the graphics are simple, the puzzles are complicated. If you want to challenge yourself, I fully recommend it.


Donalee Markus
36.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Levels 4-9 $1.99


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