What are the Importance of Playing Games?

  • There are many benefit in playing games. I can explain here.


    1. Improves coordination


    When an adult or child is playing a video game, he or she is not only staring at the computer inactively.


    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.


    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.


    6. Improves the brain's speed

    While gaming, the brain receives multiple stimulations, both Visual and audial. According to research, individuals who play video games frequently can process these stimulators faster than others. These stimulators ensure that the brain is continuously working to interpret them.


    7. Enhances multitasking skills

    An action game, for example, may require you to be very observant. It requires you to be able to move your joystick or keys while looking at the various features on your screen such as energy levels, oncoming adversaries, ammunitions left, available time among other factors, all which are vital to winning. This ensures that the player can observe and react accordingly to all requirements of that particular game.





  • There is only one negative when playing games: One time you look at the time and it is 9PM, then you look again and its 3AM, lol.

    "Wisdom, strength, and boldness act

    With him who desires honour in arms,

    Lacking these, he must exercise more."

    Extract from Fiore Dei Liberi's "Flower of battle"