What games do Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk play? Video games that boost intelligence

06 March 2017 What games do Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk play? Video games that boost intelligence

Some TV experts argue that computer games cause aggression and stupidity, but all these statements are easily refuted by professionals. Moreover, there are many examples of games that develop intelligence. Let us present some of them that have achieved recognition of educational organizations as well as real stars of the modern innovations market - Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk.


Civilization is a cult series of historical strategies. Starting from this autumn a special version of the game is planned to be used for education in US secondary schools. The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, considers himself a true fan of Civilization.

On the day of Civilization VI release he said that he had been fascinated with the series since school days and considered it one of the reasons for his training in engineering.

StarCraft 2

StarCraft II, a fantastic real-time strategy that helps to develop turn-based thinking and time management. Last fall, the game was chosen to be a training platform for AI technology developed by Google DeepMind.


The first and second parts of the puzzle-platform video game Portal are based on solving logical problems in space, which is directly related to the knowledge of physical laws. The game developer, Valve Corporation, created an educational Learn With Portals project based on the game.

As part of the initiative, a free version of Portal 2 was provided to US secondary schools, and students of Evergreen school were invited to the office of the company where they had the opportunity to create their own level in the game.


According to many experts, Minecraft is a virtual platform with unlimited opportunities. Because of the positive influence of the game on creativity and logical thinking, Microsoft acquired it and promoted as an educational product.

Schools around the world are planning to teach children physics, history, mathematics, programming, etc. with the help of Minecraft. At WEGAME 2.0, Roman Ruduk, the representative of Microsoft Ukraine, spoke about the details of the project.


Another game for the strategic thinking development. This card fantasy is actually much more complicated than it might seem at first glance. Hearthstone was recommended by the head of the SpaceX and world-recognized innovator Elon Musk. In one of his interviews, he said that his children loved this game, while he preferred playing Overwatch.


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