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Why you should be playing more board games!

Board games are an amazing hobby which everyone should be inclined to pick up. Board games are wonderful exercises to promote brain function. Playing stimulates brain areas that are responsible for complex thought and memory formation for both kids and adults. It assists in practicing essential cognitive skills, such as problem solving and decision making. For these reasons and many more, board games are a phenomenal way to spend your time. In today's blog I will be discussing the reasons why you should play more board games! 

Board games bring laughter and decrease stress. Laughter is almost a side effect of playing board games, and it is one of the vital ingredients for creativity and enjoyable learning experience. Also, laughing and having a good time in general helps to decrease stress and promote happiness. Playing board games triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural mood boosting chemicals. Perceived as positive emotion, happy moments can have the power to improve conscious and unconscious mind functions, leaving players feeling cheerful, excited, and ultimately happy.

Board games have also shown spectacular effects on the elderly, reducing Alzheirmers disease by aiding in keeping their minds sharp. There are many benefits for young people as well. Board games are known to be great for kids development and growth as well as making teens more intelligent.

Board games can strengthen bonds! Does anyone ever play a board game alone? No. The foundation of playing board games is cooperation. This flourishes when it’s based on teamwork. It brings strangers, old friends, and co-workers together. It doesn’t really matter if you're playing to make new connections, exploring new games, or to have a pleasant evening with loved ones. Board games are the perfect way to enjoy nice company and to strengthen or establish bonds with others.

Another one of the most amazing benefits of board game playing is that such traditional games pull people out of the digital world. Board games engage the mind in activities that do not involve staring at a smartphone, tablet or computer screen, and most people need more of that! 

Board games have shown to reduce stress and blood pressure! Along with laughing and increasing your endorphins released, board games can be effective when maintaining blood pressure. It is believed that the release of endorphins allows muscles to relax and blood is able to circulate much more easily, which likely lowers blood pressure (high blood pressure is associated with higher risk of artery damage, heart disease and even stroke).

Board games teach valuable lessons of patience. Winning takes strategy and patience. And in prospering environments these lessons are learned in a stress-free, enjoyable way! Board games can also enhance creativity and self-confidence. Playing board games is a perfect opportunity to connect and open up, it also aids in displaying a creative side of personality in a non-intrusive or arrogant way, which can be very beneficial for introverted people. Board games are an amazing tool for shy children and timid adults. Playing pushes them to develop a stronger sense of creativity and individuality that can lead to a greater feeling of self-esteem.





In conclusion, board games are a fantastic way to spend your time because of the lessons they teach and the benefits they provide. If you enjoyed today's blog, and are interested in previewing some of our board games, be sure to SHOP NOW!