Ok so with so many things to do in life, the thought of getting some mates round and sitting down may seem a little odd. But before you click close tab and spend 30 minutes scrolling through Netflix, why not give us a second to tell you why playing games make you a better human being, happier, smarter, more attractive to the opposite sex, and a better friend, just to name a few.
Here are our top five reasons why playing party games is good for you:
1. Experience Raw Emotion
Playing a board game like Monopoly with your family can bring you close to divorcing them, if that were possible. It will bring you to the edge of your patience, teach you to keep your cool, and communicate better, therefore improving your relationship. You will get to know each other so much better, without having to go through actual real life drama to do so, which will lessen the damage that it can do.
2. Save Money On Entertainment
A good board or party game can last countless hours, and they’re definitely not boring with the right players. To get many hours of entertainment with your friends or family any other way would cost so much more (like skydiving or crack). Board games are a cheaper and more productive form of entertainment, and the money saved can be spent on buying more games like ours.
3. Relieve Stress, Gain Mental Balance and Relax
Playing board games is an excellent way to kick back and relax, according to an online survey by RealNetworks, Inc., (a board games developer).
The survey found that:
64 percent of respondents said they play games as a way to unwind and relax
53 percent play for stress relief
42 percent believe game play is a way to keep his/her mind sharp
4. Less Likely to Become A Murderer
Ok so this is long winded one but, pioneer researcher of play Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults — and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age.
He came to research play through research on murderers — unlikely as that seems — after he found a stunning common thread in killers’ stories: lack of play in childhood and beyond.
6. Strengthens your immune system
Research has shown that negativity, depression and stress can reduce your ability to fight disease. Positive feelings and thoughts, like the laughter and enjoyment that always comes with board games, prevents these effects by releasing some chemicals that fight stress and boost your immune system. A simple board game could give rise to the ‘survival genes’ and activate them in your brain, making the brain cells live longer and helping to fight disease.
With all theses great reasons to play party games why not organise one with your mates?