Top Games Away From Screens
Gaming has become a billion-dollar industry and our lives are incredibly integrated with digital screens. If you’re not looking at your smart-phone whilst riding the sub-way, you’re working in your office staring at your monitor all day. When it comes to downtime, your favourite game is ready for you at home on your big giant TV.
But sometimes getting away from the digital world can do wonders to soothe your mind and soul. Playing games is a great way for entertainment and is something many people look forward to after their daily-grind at work- and there are plenty of games you can play that don’t require looking at a screen for hours and hours.
One great way to keep yourself entertained for hours and hours without the use of a digital screen is board games. Board Games suffered greatly with the rise of online games, but there are still plenty of board games still thriving in various niches. There are board games for adults as well as young ones; in fact they’re a great way to get the whole family involved with all ages. Board games have lots of re-playability and they can be great games that you can master your technique at. Improving social skills with children and also breaking up a dull-family gathering are what board games do best.
Outdoor sports are also another way to entertain yourself. There is obviously a lot of physical activity required to do outdoor games; but you benefit greatly from not slouching on your couch for hours and hours. Sports keep you healthy; and aside from the benefits of losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle- they can also improve your frame of mind by releasing endorphins to help make you feel better. Sports are a great way to meet new people; you don’t have to be a professional to give a sport a try and most towns will have groups you can sign up to.
Some of the best games I’ve ever played have been card games. In particular, Poker is a fascinating game that can steal hours and hours away from you as you learn all about the rules and decision-making process behind it. Poker can be one of the best games to socialise with family and when the stakes are high, you’ll get everyone interested. Learning the basics of Poker doesn’t take much time either and can be played in a casual manner easily. But there are depths you can go to that can help you master the game.
Other games like Chess, Drafts, Backgammon and other tabletop games are great to play in 2-player situations. These games can be taken as seriously or as light-hearted bits of fun, and each game is completely different to the last. These games can be practised for hours and hours to improve skill and there is nothing more rewarding that using your skill to win.
Hopefully some of the games suggested in this article can inspire you to try something away from your digital screen games. You don’t have to give up your digital lifestyle- simply having a variety can do wonders too!