The Brain Games is a popular American television series that explores the science of understanding by focusing on deception, psychological testing, and contradictory thinking. The series started in National Geographic in 2011 as a special. Its return as a real series in 2013 set the record for the first-rate in any of the first National Geographic series with 1.5 million viewers. Season 7 was released in 2016.

Neil Patrick Harris was an unseen narrator for the first season, replaced by Jason Silva for the rest of the series as host and presenter; in addition, hand craftsman Apollo Robbins used to be a coordinator and a deceptive guest on the show. The show collaborates, encouraging television viewers, often with a handful of live volunteers, to engage in visual, auditory, and other tests, or “brain games”, emphasizing the key points highlighted in each episode.

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Brain Games is a science television series that premiered on October 9, 2011, on the National Geographic channel. The season is shown with 3 special episodes of one hour drive. Later in 2013, the show returned as the first series and collected the very first rating of Nat Geo. Nat Geo has not yet provided any updates to the new season yet. But the show is the core and the maker of the channel’s leading brand. Therefore, we are confident that it will return soon enough. If updated, we expect the Brain Games 9 season to start airing sometime in January 2021.


The show has released its first 1 season as a special and has no manager. Although, the season was narrated by Neil Patrick Harris, best known for his character Barney in ‘How I Met Your Mother’. Invisible narrator, from season 2 was replaced by Jason Silva. Jason is a public speaker and American philosopher and has hosted another version of Nat Geo’s ‘Origin’.



The show also features various cheaters such as Eric Leclerc and Max Darwin, developers such as Shara Ashley Zeiger, Jordon Hirsch, and Amanda Hirsch, and comedians like Ben Bailey and Jay Painter. Apollo Robbins, a famous craftsman, was cast as a master of deception. Author Bill Hobbs and singer Andrei Jikh have also been part of the show for some time.