Health Benefits of Board Game

Health Benefits Of Board Games

Health Benefits of Board Game

Playing board games entertain and brings people together through competitive and cooperative gameplay. However, board games offer a lot more than just entertainment.

Here’s the top health benefits of board games from Health Fitness Revolution:

  • Have fun and feel good. One of the effects of playing board games is laughter and it has be found out that this increases endorphins. This chemical in our body is known to elevate the feeling of happiness
  • Family time. Nowadays spending an uninterrupted time with your family may be quite impossible given the different schedules each family member has. Yet playing board games after a family dinner is one excellent way to get together and strengthen your family bond.
  • Memory formation and cognitive skills. The areas of the brain that are responsible for complex thought and memory formation are the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. These parts most benefits when playing board games.o get together and strengthen your family bond.
  • Reduces risks for mental diseases.Playing board games keeps your mind engaged by exercising it and building it stronger. It’s good to note that stronger brain has lower risks of cognitive decline.
  • Lowers blood pressure. As playing board games effects to laughing and endorphins. This things can help lower or maintain blood pressure.
  • Speed up your response. In a study at the University of Toronto, they found out that students who regularly played video games were far quicker in locating than those who don’t. Get yourself into board games and sometime soon, you’ll be able to find those hard-to-find car keys without searching the whole house.
  • Reduce stress. According to an online survey by RealNetworks, Inc., 64% of the respondents said they play games to unwind and relax. 53% play to relieve stress.
  • Grows your immune system. Research shows that negative thoughts and feelings can reduce the ability to fight disease whilst positive thoughts and feelings. The enjoyment and laughter you get from playing board games prevents effects with the chemicals being released by the body.
  • Child development. Playing board games help children develop their logic and reasoning skills, improve critical thinking and boost spatial reasoning. The ability to concentrate and focus for a longer period of time is also developed with just playing board games.
  • Therapy treatment. Most types of board games require players to use fine motor skills to pick up or move pieces which are actions that both involves coordination and dexterity. And have been found out that can really be helpful when added to occupational therapy treatments.

Games like Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and Viticulture to name a few provide real life information and knowledge in a gamified way. We’ve used this thinking with our new How Game Are You? editions so that people learn from their own responses from each others view points. Also gain more understanding on the topic and get to enhance their lives going forward through having these ‘Real Life Conversations’ that are often never had. Its knowledge, interaction, understanding and skills to carry forward.

The first 2 games are around ‘Couples and Money’ and ‘Couples and Intimacy’. How Game Are You? Couples Intimacy Edition is now available through our website, Amazon (US and AU) and Ebay (AU). You can order your own copy of the game now and be one of the first to receive it.

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Play for adults

Play For Adults

Play for adults

Nowadays, as adults we tend to engulfed ourselves with work and family commitments that we almost feel like time is never enough to insert pure fun in the picture. We would prefer to black out in front of the television or computer for some leisure time than get involve a more fun activity like we did as children. Somewhere along childhood and adulthood we have lost the essence of play. But because we’re adults, that doesn’t follow that we have to take everything seriously. We all need to play and being an adult is no exemption.

This is one of the reasons the board game How Game Are You?™ was invented. It’s a fun and also educational way to learn more about ‘Couples and Money’ or ‘Couples and Intimacy’. Get a copy of How Game Are You?™ Couples Intimacy Edition and let the fun begin, but if you need to know more about why we should have fun, read on.


So why adults play? Play can function as an essential source of relaxation and stimulation for adults as it is for kids. Being able to play with your romantic partner, friends, co-worker, pets and even your children can ignite your imagination, creativity, problem-solving abilities and emotional well-being in a fun way.


Playing can be done on your own or with your pet, but for greater benefits shows when playing involves at least one other person and avoiding electronic gadgets.

  • Relieve stress
  • Improve brain function
  • Stimulate the mind and boost creativity
  • Improve relationship and your connection to others
  • Keep you feeling young and energetic.


Incorporating more humor and play into your daily interaction helps improve your love relationship as well as how you connect with co-workers, family members and friends.

  • Play helps develop and improve social skills
  • It teaches cooperation with others
  • Playing can heal emotional wounds.


A lot of companies have long acknowledged the link between productivity and a fun work environment. They believe that the more play at work develops more productivity, larger rate of job satisfaction, better workplace morale, and lesser employees skipping and leaving work.

The amount of time you spent at work does not define your work success, but rather the quality of the work you deliver. And this is highly determined on your well-being. Taking a time to replenish, taking a pause through play is one of the best things you can offer to your well-being and career. Below are some benefits of adding some play at work:

  • keeps you functional when under stress
  • refreshes your mind and body
  • encourages teamwork
  • increases energy and prevents burnout
  • triggers creativity and innovation
  • helps you see problems in new ways.

Some tips for managers and employers:

  • Provide opportunities for social interaction among employees
  • Encourage workers to take regular breaks from their desks.


Play is important for a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. It’s the time when your child is learning the most. And at the same time it’s good to your own health. Playing with them brings you closer and strengthen your parent-child bond that will last a lifetime.

So how to play with your children? Here’s some tips how:

  • Establish regular play times
  • Give your child your undivided attention
  • Get down to your child’s level
  • Embrace repetition
  • Let your children take the lead
  • Don’t force play or try to prolong a game.
  • Make play age-appropriate and consider safety.


It’s never too late to develop your fun-loving side. Experiencing more fun and play in a daily basis can improve not just your relationships but as well as your mood and how you look at your daily life. And here’s some few examples on how you can create more opportunities to develop your playful side:

  • Host a regular game
  • Arrange nights out with work colleagues
  • Schedule time in a park
  • Play with a pet
  • Surround yourself with playful people
  • Joke with strangers
  • Visit a magic store
  • Play with children.

It’s good to note though that there’s truth in what they say that laughter is the best medicine. It makes you feel good and that good feeling when laughing while having fun surely will remain with your even after it subsides.

So the lesson is, all play is virtually good play and especially on topics like ‘Couples and Money’ or ‘Couples Intimacy’ where you learn and have fun. How Game Are You? Couples Intimacy Edition is now available through our website, Amazon (US and AU) and Ebay (AU). You can order your own copy of the game now and be one of the first to receive it. 

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3 Keys To Effective Communication

3 Keys To Effective Communication

3 Keys To Effective Communication

How should you communicate so that you are heard acknowledged and your intentions are moved forward? Effective communication is about more than just exchanging information. It’s about understanding the emotion and intentions behind the information. For many of us, communicating more clearly and effectively requires learning some important skills. These keys will help you avoid misunderstandings and improve your work and personal communication skills.

Here are the 3 keys to effective communication:

1. Speak their ‘words’.

As much as possible, know the person you are communicating with beforehand. What and how they use words, phrases and even jargon’s. Then mix them in as your present your ideas. Sometimes both people can speak the same language and still not understand each other’s words.

Eliminate vague words. A little, a lot, many, not too much, soon, as soon as possible—any of these words can easily be misinterpreted, leading to major misunderstandings. Edit your words so that your meaning is clear.

Make sure you only use slang or professional jargon if you are 100% sure everyone that is listening (or reading) can understand your words. Also, if you have a heavy accent that is unfamiliar to those around you, try to speak just a little slower.

2. Make sure you’re understood.

Speak in short sentences and direct to your point. Don’t repeat yourself unless you’re emphasizing a key idea. And at least wait for a few moment to see if they had indeed taken what you have said, then go on. As you can imagine, if you are not clear with your directives, you can create a lot of confusion.

When you state your message clearly and simply, you increase your chances of being understood. But don’t count on that; instead, watch your players’ facial expressions and read their body language. If they look confused or unsure of what to do, state your instruction again, making sure you use language they understand.

Speak in language the other person understands, and watch for their understanding.

3. Asking and paraphrasing.

Asking and paraphrasing are very important elements in effective communication. Contrary to how it may seem, doing this doesn’t show reluctance, rather interest. The other person feels listened to, which creates a climate of empathy and very beneficial understanding.

Paraphrasing, in turn, allows us clear up parts of the conversation that we do not understand well while we show that we are listening to what is being said to us. Of course, this is a resource like any other, we have to use it at the right moments; if we use it in the wrong moments, it can block communication: the other person might think we’re mocking them.

Engage with their responses to make sure they’ve understood your idea and don’t forget to listen attentively to what they have to say. Ask questions or paraphrase in case you missed some points that they want to address.

Board games have definitely played a big role for improving communication . Not only that, it helps maintain mental health and improve social, problem solving and cognitive skills. A great start is our ‘How Game Are You? Couple Intimacy Edition’ as its now available through our website, Amazon (US and AU) and Ebay (AU). The game is a great example of a fun and exciting board game to build connection, communication and better conversation for a couples.

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Playing Board Games

Playing Board Games

Playing Board Games

We play games for many reasons and playing board games offers many opportunities for us to discover more about ourselves, our friends and how we interact with others. Additionally, board games teach us lessons about the real world. Here’s a list from Geek And Sundry on the life lessons they’ve learned from playing board games.

  1. Being behind doesn’t always mean that you’re losing. Anything can happen in a game. You might see the changes coming while other times it’s a total surprise. In many cases, winners are usually determined or points are counted at the end of the game, so you can never truly know where you stand. And someone else’s decision and strategy can drastically change your prospects.
  2. Taking a different path sometimes gives you the best results. Take the road less traveled by. Because sometimes, it’s best to think outside of the box, and if anything, it might surprise other players and give you the upper hand.
  3. The dice can roll either way. Don’t blame yourself. Most games features random chances as a method of determining outcomes, and this means that no amount of genius strategy can make a difference. Even the best preparations can miss this mark due to this uncertain situations and you just can’t blame yourself for an outcome dictated by fate or by the roll of a die.
  4. Overcoming analysis paralysis is challenging, but not impossible. In life as well as with board games, we sometimes can be faced with so many choices that we suddenly freezes up, unable to come up a decision, strategy falls apart and our progress comes to a halt. And getting past this paralysis involves narrowing down your options and especially to be calm in the face of pressure.
  5. You don’t always need to think of the perfect solution to a problem. If you somehow find yourself under analysis paralysis, remind yourself that the ‘perfect’ solution may not just be there. Or even if it’s there, you’d be better off settling for the idea that you can actually see rather than spending a lot more time and effort looking for that ‘perfect’ solution.
  6. What happens on the tabletop, stays on the tabletop. Some friends can be ruthless in games but try not to let their in-game behaviour influence your out-of-game perception of them. This does not mean that they hate you, they only wanted to him just like you do. It’s just a matter of learning which friends fit in which circumstances and knowing your friends better can help you shape your gaming experience – and life – for yourself.
  7. Find the information relevant to the task at hand and weed out unnecessary clutter. Playing board games practices you to find low-stakes way and take out unnecessary stuff that will only way you down. This goes the same with listening to a lecture, you won’t be able to memorize all that information and would highly go for taking notes.
  8. Know what you bring to a group and when to let others take the spotlight. This lesson goes for collaborative games as well as group projects, tasks and challenges in real life. If someone from the group has a plan that seems like could work, let them try it and coordinate. Working with the group means knowing when to take charge and when to step back.
  9. Being a good loser can help you face the next challenge with expert calm. It’s accepting failure graciously, learning from your mistakes and accepting that you actually did nothing wrong. You can’t just change the past but accepting this failure will help you be unfazed and more ready than ever for the next game as well as challenge in life.

Speaking of games, we have our own ‘How Game Are You? Couples Intimacy Edition’ and we think this is the “BEST ROMANTIC GAME EVER” . Think of this as a real-life conversation starter. The game starts with a Pledge Card to set the scene for a truthful game. Player 1 selects a Level 1 (1 chilli) card with simple ice-breakers to get conversation going, and then you move to more open-ended general questions. The next level (2 chilli cards) is about relationships specifically, romance, gratitude and date nights. Level (3 chilli) is more about physical intimacy questions, but in a tasteful way. You’ll learn a lot about yourself, your partner and your relationship. At the end the winner gets to choose a task for the loser, to be performed over the next 14 days or they have to pamper the other player in whatever ‘reasonable’ way they want. It’s a fun game to play and conversations linger way after playing the game, providing a basis for better understanding and more meaningful connection between couples. There are many romantic game nights to be had with over 150 base cards plus the bonus 4 chilli image cards. How Game Are You? Couples Intimacy Edition is now available through our website, Amazon (US and AU) and Ebay (AU). You can order your own copy of the game now and be one of the first to receive it.

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Healing Power Of Conversation

Healing Power Of Conversation

Healing Power Of Conversation

Pain can come from anywhere at any time, it can come from family members, partners and friends. This pain causes scars, tears, unshed thoughts and as it builds up a wall is created and the heart freezes. Over time, pain can turn into anger and might harm that current relationship and any other relationships you have. However, there’s what we call the healing power of conversation..

By ‘conversation’, it’s in order to voice the pain we felt, we must indeed voice the pain. Every situation is unique, but there’s nothing a face-to-face and honest talk can’t mend.

Here are some techniques from Alyssa Siegel of Project Inspired to help you voice your pain clearly to be truly heard:

  • Have a third party present. We might say one thing, but the other party interprets it another way. Having someone older or you trust can help you voice out your pain and would be able to help you clarify what you’re trying to convey effectively.

  • Organise your thoughts. Going through the situations that have caused you pain and organising your thoughts before sitting down to talk helps you to be more persuasive and be perceived in a more clear way.

  • Kill them with kindness. Speaking kindly and sincerely gives the conversation a better chance of ending well than if you’re just being loud. It’s gently sharing what really is in your heart and having time to listen to the other person’s feeling  instead of always trying to ‘counter’ his/her opinion.

  • Establish an end goal. Before even setting up a date for that conversation, consider what do you hope to achieve of the talk. Do you want to sincerely reconnect and resolve things? Or do you just want to get back at them and vent out your frustrations of being hurt?

We’ve developed a game promoting the development of communication,conversation and connection for couples. This game helps people connect, get closer and learn more about life and each other. How Game Are You? Couples Intimacy Edition is now available through our website, Amazon (US and AU) and Ebay (AU). You can order your own copy of the game now and be one of the first to receive it. This is a great game for building a relationship through communication.

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