Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Why You Should Introduce Board Game in Your HOME

 There is a special effect of sitting together around a table, and CONNECTING that on-line cannot replace, playing board GAME is a great time to create such effect in your HOME or anywhere you gather together with people to connect and feel human connection.

We cannot eradicate the beauty of being together face-to-face with friends and FAMILY establishing an engaging interaction to LAUGH, decrease stress and LEARN interpersonal relationship skills, these are reasons WHY YOU SHOULD INTRODUCE BOARD GAME IN YOUR HOME.

Playing board games is entertaining, but that is only one benefit of board game playing. There has been quite a resurgence in the popularity of board games, and for many people, playing board games connects them with their past. A few of the many benefits are the following.

1.  Board games bring people together, strengthen relationships and improve communication skills.

Board games consist of two or more players. The foundation of board game playing is COOPERATION. It requires players to engage by TEAMWORK. It is the perfect way to spend time in nice company and strengthen bonds with other human beings, and for young learners is this so much FUN and brain engaging, they feel more connected with you and that feeling is well explained in the joy you see on their faces as it light up and feel LOVED and valued, an example of QUALITY TIME spent together.

2.  Board GAMES increase BRAIN function. 

ENGAGING in  play assists in practicing essential cognitive skills, such as decision making, higher level strategic thinking, and problem solving.

Playing exercises the brain, and it helps to keep it alert by stimulating the area responsible for memory formation and complex thought formation. Imagine the kind of memory your child will have of you if you pick a set of board game and play with him/her for as little as 15mins, this can last a lifetime! The thought processing will not only benefit the child, it is helpful for all ages, which means, as you are engaging your little one's brain you are also helping yourself. Giving love and receiving love or help has always been mutual, and this you can benefit by introducing board games in your home today. 

3. It helps reduce stress and creates room for laughter.

A side effect of board game playing is laughter. It is one of the vital ingredients for an enjoyable learning experience and increasing creativity. Also, laughing and having a good time in general helps to decrease stress. Why don't you go for it and reduce STRESS in the room!

4. Playing board games creates more happiness.

The room is so tensed, the society gives some many emotion, kids are feeling demotivated, pick a game and bring in more space for positive emotions! Playing board games triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural “feel-good” chemicals. “Happy hormones” have the power to improve conscious and unconscious mind functions, leaving a person feeling cheerful, compassionate, and ultimately content., and this a great GIFT to give yourself and everyone in your HOME. 

5. Playing board games enhances creativity and self-confidence.

This can not be overemphasized, any opportunity for people to talk, and feel CONNECTED help build CONFIDENCE. Playing board games is a perfect opportunity to connect and open up; it also helps to display a creative side of personality in non-intrusive ways, from the strategic moves to the defensive tactics, you get to see the beauty your child has that you were never aware of;  which can be beneficial for you if you have a quiet child. Board games are an amazing tool for shy children and timid adults. Playing helps them to develop stronger senses of individuality and creativity. This leads to greater self-esteem and a feeling of being included and noticed. Building your child's self-esteem is a lifelong investment!

6. Playing games has TEACHABLE moments. 

While you are playing your board game, you can get opportunity to teach morals, example why cheating is not a good ethic. Even from the quietness of the room while you play, there is a teachable moment, all you need is your intention, to CONNECT, have FUN, and feel the MOMENT. And that is a teachable moment of we gat ourselves in our HOME,. 

ENOUGH for you is your HOME, so live with LOVE and connection. Play a board game and feel the JOY!

Remember, by playing, you are helping your child build and benefit the following COGNITIVE skills.

  • Improves coordination.
  • Improves problem-solving skills. 
  • Enhances memory. 
  • Improves attention and concentration. 
  • It is a great source of learning. 
  • Improves the brain's speed. 
  • Enhances multitasking skills. 
  • Improves social skills.

You can play board games anywhere at any time.  outside the HOME, there is a benefit, first your child needs to be exposed to it.

There are no restrictions, no pressure! Great news is: one of the greatest things is that
board games can be played anywhere and anytime. The possibilities are endless! You or your child may feel excited, adventurous, courageous or, perhaps, even lonely and sad, but there’s always a chance to play and connect with like-minded people.

WHAT MORE DOES THE SOCIETY NEEDS BUT THIS for a whole child! Connection.......(creative, active and good decision makers)

Few games are: Scrabble, Monopoly, Chess, Twister, Puzzle, Connect 4, Spot it, Bingo, Sequence, Blokus(one of my favorites)  etc.  There are several other ones, CHEAP and beneficial. If you are a Muslim, remember the usage of dice is discouraged. And you have opportunity to great games without altering your belief or family VALUE, and this is why you need to introduce it in your home, so you can talk about them. 

Tips adapted from Bucks County free library. 


  1. Nice one, very enlightening
    I have never played this game before, maybe I will try one out one of these days

    1. Please try them, I bet you will enjoy the experience.

      Thank you for the feedback! I hope to hear from you whenever you try the game..

  2. In sha Allah I will get one of it and start playing with my daughter. Thanks for the useful information, may Allah increase you more in knowledge, aamin.

  3. In sha Allaah sis, I bet she will enjoy it and you will be glad you did.

    Aamiyn to your kind and beautiful prayers, Jazakhillahu khayr! And I pray same for you. Please try them out and spread the beauty of connection.