Many parents believe playing games means dissuading from studies. Spending hours entertaining, but not gaining creatively, or intellectually, games were considered as good as waste of time. But with time, today this thought is slowly changing. Though games are basically for entertainment, games require skill to play, it makes the player think, concentrate. People, who think playing games is a waste of time, need to just lean a bit over the wall, and look at the other side of gaming.
There are different types of games. Puzzle games, actiongames, physicsgames, sportsgames, cookinggames, speed games etc. for example if you are playing a puzzlegame, it requires the player to think and analyze. You are actually having fun playing, but what one does not see is these games help training to develop the tactical and analytical skills. Similarly there are was games. One may feel these are violent. But what one over looks is the strategy and planning involved.
The player has to analyze, decide up on a tactics of action, and play within the pre set rules, and also apply the strategy decided up on to win the game. Escaping enemy attacks, and being able to attack as a lead, is not simple but requires both concentration and skill. Many games cannot be preplanned and forethought. Most actions need momentary decisions and instant analysis. There is no time to pause, analyze and calculate mathematically and logically to act. Thus in no time, the thinking process of the brain is trained to respond quickly to escape loosing.
Games allow the development of eye- hand con-ordination. It improves your responses too. Playing sports games need you to keep your eyes following every action, and hand coordinating to take steps in an instant. There are lots of online games that are available for free download too. You can download any number of games and play, thus making it easy on pocket too.
Though games have their own benefits in the thinking development, one cannot deny these are equally engrossing and addictive. One needs to stick to limiting hours of gaming; else anything in excess causes its share of harm too.
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