3 Reasons Why Screen-Free Game Nights Are Good For You

March 1, 2019

There is a certain age range of people who were told as children, “don’t sit too close to the television, it is bad for your eyes,” and now they stare directly into their smartphones, inches away from their face, for hours, every day.

Where did this screen-caution go? Were those parents right?

 

Turns out, screen time is bad for you. It doesn’t matter so much how close you are to the screen, it matters how much time you spend in front of a screen.

 

Game Goblins is here to save the day. We have a full selection of tabletop games that would be perfect for a game night. Here is how a weekly game night will benefit you and your fellow players.

 

1. You will sleep better.

The blue light emitted from television, computer, tablet, and phone screens can actually lower the amount of melatonin your body has to work with. Melatonin helps us get to sleep and sleep well.

 

A regular sleep schedule is very important for your health. The disruption caused by too much screen time will have a chain reaction on your overall health.

 

Instead of an evening glued to Fortnight, have your friends pick up some cards to play Flotsam Fight. Save your treasure from sinking to the bottom of the ocean. This might sound like a kids game, but it is only recommended for players ages eight and up.

 

Defeat your fellow explorers and then send them home for a good night of sleep.

 

2. You will lower your risk for health complications.

Spending time with friends is important. We don’t need science to tell us that. A happy life is full of meaningful connections. Another great reason to establish a game night! Check out the game Sunflower Valley. It is recommended for ages eight and up. Build a city and travel by train in this creative pen-and-paper, world-building game.

 

3. You can help lower the risk of childhood obesity for the small goblins in your life.

For kids, less screen time means they have a higher chance of maintaining a healthy weight. So, don’t forget to include the kiddos. Browse our kid-friendly board games and find something new for game night.

 

We have tactile games, games produced by Habba — a favorite for producing fun games for kids, storytelling games, games that require some basic strategy, and more!

 

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