“When we play a game, we tackle tough challenges with more creativity, more determination, more optimism, and we’re more likely to reach out to others for help.” ~ Jane McGonigal
Recently, my husband and i are “addicted” to playing board games. When we were in our teens, we played board games too. But since when we were both into our working lives that we leave no time for board games. 😦
Like most couples and families, there are always plenty of activities that keep us busy. For us, they include work, our adventure activities, sports (wide mix), and everything else that keeps the engine running and the home in good order.
And that’s why we play games. With so much going on every day, we really need time to connect as a family; as couple and enjoy time together sitting around a table and laughing. So we make the time to pull out a game and have fun.
Here’s are my list of TOP 8 reasons of playing board game:
- It’s Time Together – Bonding
- Laughter and Fun
- Games reflect our Behaviors
- You definitely save $$$ and getting yourselves Entertained
- Some games enables us to think strategically and stimulate our minds
- Games relaxes our anxiety
- Winning the game releases endorphin which increases self-esteem and makes a person feels good
- Board Games are a life time investment. You can play and play again and even pass down to your kids and grandchildren.
Incidentally, i came across a talk given by Jane McGonigal where she gave us an insights of “why playing games can give you 10 extra years of life.” Check out the talk below:-
This science fiction short film, by ERAN MAY-RAZ and DANIEL LAZO, presents implanted augmented-reality technology as it could happen within several years. I really enjoyed the ‘egg game’ scene it proves that most of life is just a game, as Jane McGonigal already proclamed in her TED talk about a ‘game that gives you 10 more years of life‘. Maybe your life is without this restart possibility.