Mattell just came out with a new game based on the same technology behind game therapies aimed at kids with ADD such as Play Attention and Mindball, only instead of $2,000 it's available on Amazon for $50 (though only shipped within U.S., for now). You get into a focused state of mind and the ball goes around an obstacle course. Sounds like great fun. I'm going to get one for next
I read a surprising study the other day that showed that just a little bit of working memory training using computer games (tests, really) had a strong effect on subjects' "delay dscounting," which is implicated in the marshmallow test (see Executive Function). Two of the four memory training games they had subjects use were similar to Movie Munchies; the others had to do with being presented with lists of words and then choosing them from a list
Mitch Moldofsky is founder of the Thinking Skills Club, a computer game club that helps develop cognitive functioning for kids. He hold a B.Sc. in Cognitive Science and Psychology from the University of Toronto.