Do you keep that old Monopoly game? Wouldn’t be great to spend two or three hours sitting down in the floor with your best friend playing it again? In an age of distracting electronic gadgets and social networking,
playing board games with friends or kids and family is a simple and fun way to reconnect each other. Board games can encourage communication and social skills. Here are some ways that playing these games can encourage these skills. -Learning how to deal with dilemmas is an important life skill. Promote your problem- solving skills with games like checkers or chess. These kind of games require players to look ahead to solve problems and consider the consequences of their choices. -Learning to win and lose gracefully can go a long way in encouraging better socialization. Someone who knows how to win without taunting and how to lose with grace and courage is more likely to form healthier interpersonal relationships. -Learning how to effectively communicate an idea is also important for your social skills. Interactive board games require players to communicate effectively, and with some board games like the charade game, the more effective communicator is the winner. -Playing games with your kids is a perfect way to spend time together and build learning skills at the same time. It can also bring family members together in a way that it can be invaluable in promoting healthy friendships and family harmony. -Teamwork is a social skill that is applicable in school for kids and the workplace in the adult life. Board games encourage teamwork, and players with the best team skills are more likely to be winners. -To play a game builds an exciting atmosphere of competition that encourages verbal expression while cultivating traits of patience and persistence. Healthy competition is a motivational concept that is helpful for everyone in the family. Competition encourages you to improve yourself and strive to be better. Board games can teach you to communicate verbally, to share, to wait and take your turn, and to enjoy interaction with your relatives and friends. So, the next time your friends or family get together, bring a board game to the table. You’ll be glad you did!