I would say that board games help with certain learning skills, depending on the game.
I do not know about smarter but I have seen studies that suggest that board games can at least to some degree help keep your mind active and help to decrease the effects of senility and Alzheimer.
Board games are definitely a good exercise for the brain in many ways..one example is with memory. Use it or lose it, as the saying goes. They are a lot of fun too!
I think that some board games most certainly make you smarter. They exercise the brain and make you think. Board games like monopoly and such also help you in managing money.
They teach alot of good aspects that help in life.
A sense of healthy competition
Memory retention and recall
Devising ways to work out that there is more than one solution to a problem
and I have most likely missed a few other life skills.
Definitely boardgames make you smarter. I have learned more history and world geography playing boardgames than I ever did in school. Games like life and monopoly teach you money management and basic adding and subtracting. Being able to outwit your opponents in games like diplomacy and chess, teach you preplanning, and tactics. Scrabble, and boggle teaches spelling. Even Hungry, Hungry Hippo improves hand eye co-ordination.
I think it does make you smarter. I haven't played them in such a long time and its hard for me to remember stuff. Maybe its my age and not the game! :LOL: Oh well... What was the question again?
it does make you smarter. It trains the left brain (analytic skill, mathematics skill) and ability to control your emotional especially when you got many loses on games.
playing board games, I don't know if they make you smarter, but if I win, they make hubby madder!!
It all depends on the game and who's winning. If I'm winning, then obviously the game is an awesome learning tool that makes you smart. If I'm losing then it's stupid game with no educational value whatsoever!
Okay, I'll be serious now. I think a lot of them can have some great educational value.
A lot of board games out there will give you a mental workout. Monopoly is great for math, TriBond for comparing things, etc. I agree with what others have said... use it or lose it.
So many different levels of intelligence that it is hard to say, but I have heard that there have been no documented instances of chess players being diagnosed with Alzheimers.
I have never played one in my entire life... BUT, i told my gf that after reading this thread, and were hitting some up on the weekend ^_^
Absolutely, of course it depends on the game. It exercises the mind and negotiation skills. Plus the abilities to interact with other people.
most people I play board games with only become more obnoxious..
Anything that makes you think will make you a little bit smarter.
I recently wrote a hub on this subject.
Well, the first thing that comes to mind is Scrabble. Personally, I can't get enough of it, and it can really enhance your vocabulary. If you change a boring old bus into a hulking cumulonimbus, somebody's vocabulary is going to be enhanced. (Well, if the person you're playing with doesn't know what a cumulonimbus cloud is.) Anyway, with most board games, yes.
Someone suggested that playing Monopoly might make you smarter at managing money matters.... so, If I play alot of Cluedo, will it make me a better Murderer?
Good exercise for the brain make you think faster with strategies. But don't play too much cause your goin' crazy. Sometimes you need to go outside and play outdoor games.
by SoCurious 7 years ago
Do families still want to play board games together?
by davidwpa 8 years ago
Does anyone play board games any more? What are your favorites?I like Monopoly, Carcassone, Chess and Go to start. Anyone else?
by Tina Dubinsky 4 years ago
What games do you still play from your childhood?Do you still play any board games, card games, computer games or role-play games that you enjoyed playing as a child or teenager? Why do you think they still appeal to you as an adult?
by Deb Hirt 4 years ago
What are the best board games that you grew up with?
by Stacie L 3 years ago
How often do you play board games?Which board game(s) do you like and why?
by JJ Murray 5 years ago
What are your favorite "old school" games and board games?We live in a world of electronic gizmos that require game systems and batteries--lots of batteries. My wife and I have found, however, that the games WE grew up with still have merit, and our kids will play them with us. What...
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