What are the benefit of Playing Games?

  • Hi, here I am going to introduce a different topic to all readers. Benefit of games. Most of people says that playing games are unnecessary and waste of time. To be frankly, I cannot agree with their opinion. There have such benefits in playing games. I can produce a short note.

    1. Improves coordination

    When an adult or child is playing a video game, he or she is not only staring at the computer inactively. The activities and actions on the screen provide a lot of mental stimulation. For one to play, he or she will need to coordinate their visual, audial and physical movement.

    2. Improves problem-solving skills

    Video games involve certain rules. This means that the player has to think carefully before making any move to ensure that they stay within the required rules of that particular game. The player needs to make split- second decisions that will determine whether or not he or she will advance to the next level.

    3. Enhances memory

    Playing your favorite video game may require both visual and audial memory. The player is required to read or listen to the instructions which might only be provided at the beginning of the game, thus the need to remember them throughout the entire game. Mastery of the keys on your keyboard helps you easily move your characters in the game. This helps improve your memory, whether short- term or long-term.

    4. Improves attention and concentration

    Video games especially action games, have proven to be able to capture the player's attention for the entire period of the game. This is brought about by the player's need to achieve certain objectives within the game, and be able to progress to the next level.

    5. It is a great source of learning

    Gaming is not only beneficial to adults and teenagers, but to children as well. Many modern education institutions incorporate video games as a teaching methodology. This helps these children improve their academic skills by providing video games that are specifically aimed at enhancing their cognitive and creative skills.

    This is very short list only. You can add more answers here:)

  • I totally agree. My daughter, 4 3/4 years old, is allowed to play some pre-selected games on my mobile. Only approx. 15 minutes a day. I find it fascinating

    how naturally she uses the mobile, without being able to read. She really is a digital native. There are some nice children apps which teach several cognitive abilities like eye-hand-coordination, anticipation, combination, strategic thinking,...

    Just today I was very surprised. She wanted to play a kind of jewel-puzzle game, which is a bit harder and has an additional strategic challenge. We found this game a few days ago and she wanted to watch me playing this game. It seems she analyzed it (by the way, that´s her favorite way to learn: watch a while, then try by herself, NO TEACHING!) and this morning she played it by herself. And she managed it very well. Didn´t expect that.

    I had several discussions with others about gaming and with my 45 years I still love to play games (XBOX), especially RPG´s (favourites are Elder Scrolls and Fallout series). But I don´t have the time for it anymore. But I also do not judge about those "killergame-players". Because I do think that not killergame-players become killers, but potential killers play killergames... You will never find a my-little-pony dress-up game on the PC of a guy who was running amok.