You May Also Like

How a popped pimple landed one woman in the ER

This woman’s scary pimple-popping story will keep your hands off your face forever

Well+Good - Kate Middleton's favorite sneakers cost less than a pair of leggings

Kate Middleton’s favorite sneakers cost less than a pair of leggings

Well+Good - 6 warning signs you're getting a sunburn

6 warning signs you’re getting a sunburn

Easy methods for lime disease prevention

Handle your citrus with care: Lime disease (not Lyme disease) causes *major* skin inflammation

Cleaning hacks for home using newspaper for dust

Never dust your home’s hard-to-reach nooks and crannies again, thanks to this simple hack

Do you have an a, b, c, d, type personality?

Don’t feel like you have a Type A *or* B personality? Well, C and D also exist

Is it possible to Scrabble your way toward being a better person?


Thumbnail for Is it possible to Scrabble your way toward being a better person?
Pin It
Photo: Stocksy/Partha Pal

Think about the last time you played a board game: You were probably surrounded by friends, and maybe someone was a bad sport for half a second after losing (hey, things can get intense!). But for the most part, having a quiet night in is good for both entertainment and the soul.

Even though board games are just that—games—they still have the power to teach you valuable life lessons when you’re well past the point of playing Candy Land with your parents. Not only are you sitting in the same room as other people, away from your phone and other technology—AKA a very rare occurrence in this day and age—but you’re also sharing an experience, Annaliese Griffin—editor-in-chief of Brooklyn Based magazine who admits she travels “in some fairly nerdy circles”—argues in Quartz.

Board games also let you experience conflict in a non-threatening environment, teaching you how to be a nicer, more respectful person.

Since isolation has been linked to depression and anxiety, togetherness that comes courtesy of a game of Scrabble brings some major positive vibes into your life and allows you to build a stronger connections with your peers. Board games also let you experience conflict in a non-threatening environment, Griffin says, teaching you how to be a nicer, more respectful person—a skill that easily translates from a game night with friends to real-life scenarios.

Blocking out some time in your schedule to spend the night laughing over Settlers of Catan or Cards Against Humanity with friends is an act of self-care not even the most invigorating face mask can top. (Okay, fine, it’s a close call.) Everyone’s a winner in the end, no matter what the final score is.

Here’s why #squadcare might be the new self-care you’ve been waiting for. And when you need a little time alone, put Jennifer Aniston’s advice to use.

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

holistic health services LA

The definitive guide to Los Angeles’ one-stop holistic health havens

Well+Good - Kate Middleton's favorite sneakers cost less than a pair of leggings

Kate Middleton’s favorite sneakers cost less than a pair of leggings

Premenstrual syndrome bloating and healing tips

Put away the Tums: Try one of these 5 ways to reduce PMS bloating naturally instead

Well+Good - 6 warning signs you're getting a sunburn

6 warning signs you’re getting a sunburn

Why is trust important in a relationship

Want your relationship to succeed? Experts say this one element is crucial

Cleaning hacks for home using newspaper for dust

Never dust your home’s hard-to-reach nooks and crannies again, thanks to this simple hack