5 Hidden Benefits of Playing Board Games
Weekends are perfect occasions to pull out your favorite board games and get the entire family to join the table for a great game night. The cherry moments of playing together can be a wonderful learning experience for everyone – be them kids or adults or senior citizens. The magical power of board games benefits you in several ways even without your knowledge.
Aren’t you interested to know the hidden benefits of playing board games?
1. Keeps Your Mind Sharp
Don’t sit relaxed thinking you’re keeping yourself active by physical exercise. Your brain too needs exercise to be active, especially in old age, to reduce chances of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. No, no, you don’t need to go back to school or tuition to boost your brain power. Reminisce old board games, which you would love to play in childhood. It’s time to start with them again to let your brain practice important skills. If you think it’s kiddish, let me explain this to you.
Old, retired people often run through depression because they suddenly find themselves to be too free and cannot cope with the situation and feel miserable. Board games drive away their feeling of insecurity by taking them in a joyful play ride where they can spend unlimited hours with co-players interacting. It aids them to continually brush up their STEM, social, intellectual, and creative skills that start fading away in old age.
2. Brings Different Generations Together
The best way to spend time with children is to join them in play. You can burn all your stress spending some happy hours of playing board games with them. Kids always seek for company to play. Old family members also wonder how to pass the time.
How about a board game table and three generations, grand parents, parents, and kids, sitting together to spend some amazing moments together? If kids get the opportunity to interact with grand parents through board games, they will learn great values. From other aspect what can be the better way to develop a feeling of existential security among elders?
3. Aids in Child Development
Board games have immense contribution in overall child development. These games not only build educational skills in them but also inculcate valuable life lessons for their good mental health. Children continually practice logical and reasoning skills, negotiation skills, STEM Skills even without their know in the enjoyable, playful experience. They get to taste the flavor of losing and realize the meaning of true sportsmanship and team play. Moreover, the space of their strategical thinking broadens through this board game.
Children always feel warm and safe in the company of parents. You can quite easily zeal with kids in a board game table. These fun-loving hours in your company excite kids and they never feel ignored or not being loved.
4. Teaches Us to Be Calm and Patient
Usually, we all sit in a circle in a board game table and wait for our turn to come. This turn taking and waiting sometimes become difficult even for adults. This is a great lesson for everybody how to be patient. Board games also involve being interactive and strategic. It teaches us to observe initially, then judge, and finally act. Also, we get to practice good listening habit, which guides us all through our life.
5. Benefits Your Health in Several Ways
Board games carry a great therapeutic effect to cure us from several health problems. It helps our immune system to function in a much better way. You must be wondering how? The happy hours of playing board games evoke positivity in us and release stress, hence boost our immune system to function strongly. The wonderful moments of playing together make us laugh driving away any possibility of depression. Board games make us laugh, and laughter releases endorphins, which aid our muscle to relax and blood to circulate well. Proper blood circulation maintains balance in our blood pressure level.
This New, Unique Game Is Great
Do you know about the new squirrel game that is going to be launched in a few days? This tabletop game ‘It’s A Squirrel’s Life’ is going popular day by day because of its fresh theme. It will take you on a journey to a tree squirrel’s world. The unique part is that Randy Hecht’s animal loving nature inspired him to invent this game. He even intends to donate a certain percentage of proceed to local animal charities. The fund-raising campaign of this game is currently going on Kickstarter.
This educational game is for all generations to enjoy together. This game will not only grow STEM, negotiation, social, and creative skills in kids, but also will contribute in overall child development. Isn’t this a good idea to be a help to the creators of this board game? After all they’re giving back to the community in a positive way.
A Final Takeaway
You often face hardships in managing multiple responsibilities of a domestic life. Think how it will be if you don’t need to worry that much about kids and elders. Your task will be almost half.
As discussed, board games can truly contribute in shaping the personality of children and in giving positive motivation to elders. So, when are you planning to start playing?