Helps to develop Social Skills
Modern board games are engaging and require stepping up and socializing more. So playing board games helps develop social interaction skills, which are lacking by most video games players.
We all might be aware of the common proverb-“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Games play a crucial role in the life of children to develop them mentally and make them more social and outgoing. Games help us to improve our imagination and can increase the creativity in ourselves.
People who are now in their mid-twenties or thirties might remember of the days when they wanted to enjoy with family or friends, people used to play board games such as Monopoly, Risk, Sorry, etc. and we used to have a good time.
Often when we felt lazy to go out and play; we used to stay in and play board games. Board games have been in this world since 500 B.C. Where people started playing board games with two sticks which finally turned into a game of dice. So board games have been popular for many centuries.
But with the technological advancements and the availability of cheaper products these board games looked like it would become extinct. And now we can see our children sitting in an invisible anti-social cocoon and enjoying their games on their smartphones. For most of us, it is a bit awkward, as for us playing meant social interactions.
These children playing video games can be found to be introverts, lacking confidence and social skill. Even creativity and physical health are affected. But now people are realizing this fact and are going for modern board games like Ethnos, Ticket to Ride, etc.
We would like to inform our readers, the importance of playing board games and how really they can improve our mental health and creativity.
Video games have a therapeutic advantage as it decreases stress and induces laughter. Some board games are so exciting that it quickly releases happy hormones - “endorphins” in our body which makes us feel happy throughout the day.
Board games are a good reason for a get together in a family where most our family members are involved and can strengthen the bonds in family relationships.
Board games apart from building self-confidence and social skills can also help us decide how to set goals and be patient. This is also one of the important characteristics of successful people which are being cultivated by board games.