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Logic Board Games for all & those with Learning Difficulties

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Hannouche 990 Building, 3rd Floor, Sabtiyeh roundabout, Bauchrieh

Beirut, Beirut

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Why Logic Board Games?


“There’s so much technology,” someone once said. “Everybody’s busy and you want to bring people back together in a way that’s not just staring at screens. It’s a natural thing in people. We are supposed to be together and communicating with each other.”

Board Games are generally considered to be mere entertainment devices. But anybody who knows anything about board games can tell you that the best games are the ones that are both fun and give your brain a workout.


Board Games are great for kids for different reasons at different ages.

For preschoolers, they’re a fun way to learn how to “follow rules, focus, take turns and defer gratification, which helps with self-regulation, the basis of problem-solving and thinking creatively,” explains Peter J. Pizzolongo, the senior director of professional development at the National Association for the Education of Young Children.


Board games also get bonus points for bringing families together and to keep grade-schoolers away from tech games. While playing, kids get lessons in decision-making (“Should I buy Boardwalk or save my money?”), consequences (“Ooops—no more cash!”) and strategic thinking (“If I swap two railroads for Boardwalk, I can start buying houses”).


We may now live in a world of Facebook, PlayStation, Xbox, Netflix and iPads, but where is board-gaming?

Why, in the golden age of video and tech games, is S-miles center choosing to play with board games?

  • Direct interaction is important; “You connect with people across the table.”
  • “It’s a very human thing.” And it’s tactile: “You need to handle the physical components, to get the feel for the texture on the cards and see the wood grain on your components.”
  • It’s a “co-operative game”, whereby every player wins or loses as a team member, “It provokes a lot more social interaction.”
  • It offers the opportunity for families to play. “In a sense what matters is having such a common activity, and not the detail of the game being played.”
  • It’s the notion that the most effective way to learn is through an immediate and authentic experience that leaves one wanting more.
  • It’s entertaining, engaging, and exciting, and therefore stimulates eager involvement.
  • “It provides fertile ground for the training and application of thinking abilities and life skills.”
  • It can be about the journey you go on together when you’re playing a game. It can be about the friendships and relationships that form.
  • “It’s the more social thing to do these days,”
  • “A game is not a puzzle to be solved,” “but a narrative to be told.”


Board games can build valuable life skills


Board games help your kids and help us, as adults to learn all of the following:

  • Reflective Thinking
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Logical Thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Cooperation
  • Competition
  • How to Deal with Mistakes
  • Deferring Gratification; and so on.

Board Games help to develop mental flexibility; being mentally flexible will help you to bounce back quickly when adversity strikes.

Regularly challenging yourself with brain games, mental exercises and new activities keeps your mind running on all four cylinders.


In fact, adults who frequently engage in mentally stimulating activities are 63% less likely to develop dementia than those who rarely do such activities, a New England Journal of Medicine study discovered.


In fact, adults who frequently engage in mentally stimulating activities are 63% less likely to develop dementia than those who rarely do such activities, a New England Journal of Medicine study discovered.

A University of Michigan study found that adults who play a mentally challenging brain game every day for several weeks can dramatically improve their memory.


Of course, it’s not just children who can learn from playing board games, but adults as well.

Parents and families are welcomed to join their kids in board game playing.


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Hannouche 990 Building, 3rd Floor, Sabtiyeh roundabout, Bauchrieh

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Lebanon

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