Board games can be a great way to keep your mind active, develop your social skills, and have some great fun with your family and friends, all within the comfort of your own home. This is especially relevant during this Coronavirus pandemic!
There are THOUSANDS of different board games out there, so no matter what you believe, there will be a board game for you! Whether you like to play alone, in a couple, or with a larger group, we've got you covered!
Here are the top FIVE benefits of playing Board Games:
We have never played a game where somebody hasn't laughed. Even if you're playing one of the most serious games about solving a murder, saving the world from a pandemic, or even trying to make your friends bankrupt, something will always happen that will have you on the edge of tears.
Laughing can relieve stress, relieve physical tension and even boost your immune system, a perfect arsenal of benefits during this time!
There are some very simple games like Dobble, and very complex ones like Dune. Either way they all require some element of strategy, communication skills, and mental agility to make sure you come out on top!
Board games are a fun way to keep your mind active, whilst having fun at the same time. Imagine going through years of University to become an Astronaut so that you could eventually learn how to colonize Mars, when you could just play a board game that taught you how to do it! (We're joking NASA)
Creativity & Self-Confidence
Playing board games with your friends and family is a great way to interact and connect. You can play a board game with somebody that you've never even spoken to and by the end of it you'll be good friends!
Board games develop your self-confidence, whether you're the quiet one of the family or amongst your friends, when you collect money from your well placed bets in Camel Up or figure out who the werewolf is in One Night Ultimate Werewolf, you (or your team) will get a feeling of accomplishment and pride. Just be cautious if you're a bad loser...
With everything going on in the world; with your job, your exams, the new episode of your favourite Netflix series not working because of your bad internet, it can become overwhelming at times.
Board games can you give a small moment of peace, away from any distractions, and gives you time to really enjoy yourself, whether that be alone or with others.
You can take board games anywhere with you, no matter where you are. I have played Exploding Kittens in the airport waiting for my gate to open more times than I can count. It helps with passing the time and can create some fun moments in the places where you expect them the least!
As you can see, there are plenty of benefits of playing board games and the possibilities are really endless. With the huge amount of new board games available to us now, it's a great time to take the plunge and try something new, you never know, you may just love it!