Families who play board games are winners

Herald Sun (Aust) August 19, 2009

FAMILIES that play board games together improve their social, educational and life skills, new research has found. Playing board games at least weekly helped improve the children’s concentration, social interaction and co-operation with siblings. It also boosted their patience, concentration, teamwork, sharing, social interaction, communication, sportsmanship, critical thinking skills, maths and spelling.

OMD Insights got 125 families around the nation with children aged five to 12 to down the Nintendo and play board games at least once a week for a month. Family relationships improved and parents were amazed children did not need to be glued to the TV.