Chess board Britain’s first gym for the mind was to launch for only one night in London on Tuesday, comprising of mentally challenging games as workouts instead of the regular treadmills.

The national Science Museum will offer memory-enhancing tips along with conventional mental challenges such as chess and Rubik’s cube as well as cool relative newcomers such as the Japanese puzzle Sudoku.

The mind gym event was conceived to look at “cognitive fitness”, the thought that mental exercise can delay age-related memory loss and help enhance intelligence.

Clive Ballard, professor of age-related diseases at King’s College London said, “It’s an exciting idea that stimulating the brain may help stave off mental decline.”

“However, there is little research evidence so far to support it so we do need better quality and more specific research studies to really fully understand the issue,” he continued.