Are Board Games Good For You? (An Exploration of Board Games, RPGs, and Tabletop Experiences)

This is an excellent article. Tabletop gaming in all forms can have a positive affect. One suggestion I would add is adding in a NO TECH night when you sit at the table together. For my family it has been so amazing that the kids…. yes the kids asked to add another no tech night for board games. Sitting around a table you should be engaged in the people and the game and not the virtual world of tech.

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Introduction: Are Board Games Good For You?

The video gaming world appears to be split into two. On one side of things, video games are often the centre of campaigns around suppressing the art form for reasons of ill repute. They are often called into light in the media, most notably by activists who claim the violence, drug use, and immoral behaviour expressed in some video games damages teenagers. On the other hand, video games have proven benefits including an increase in reaction time, to one study (source) claiming that playing video games daily can help increase cognitive function and grey matter development in the brain.

It is due to contrasting points of view, like the above, and studies that are not necessarily scientifically valid, that make it really difficult for anyone to argue whether video games are good for you or not. Like most things, it comes…

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