The Benefits of Playing Games

Games are any activity that utilizes a set of rules to decide who wins and loses. They may be played individually by one person or in teams/competitions against each other. A game may involve elements of probability theory, social interaction and/or luck.

Intrinsic Motivation: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

At the core of intrinsic motivation is autonomy. When playing a game, players have the freedom to engage or not and are encouraged to work through challenges to earn rewards. Furthermore, players may be able to associate the game with an objective that’s meaningful to them such as reaching personal milestones or conquering difficulties.

Cognitive Benefits: Sensorimotor Development

Studies have shown that video games can enhance motor skills in children, particularly when played with a controller or physical board. This helps them become better at walking, running, hopping and climbing.

Enhancing Decision-Making Ability: Video games require quick reactions and split second decisions that could be life or death in the virtual world. Playing these types of games helps your brain prepare to make quick, intelligent choices in real life as well.

Team Building Through Gaming:

Many video games are multiplayer, featuring multiple players competing against each other in a simulated competition. This can be an excellent way to foster team chemistry database or enhance collaboration at work.