Many board games strengthen the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of the brains of players. This results in improved cognitive functions such as IQ, memory, information retention and problem-solving.
From dyslexia, to dementia to schizophrenia, there is evidence that playing games can help, while boosting family connections and emotional wellbeing.
Tabletop games have been around for more than a century. Early North American game makers often depicted Indigenous people as savage enemies.
For more than a century, board games have provided children with some of their first exposure to Indigenous stereotypes — hidden behind ornate lithographs, painted cubes and punched cardboard.
Two men playing Morabaraba. Board games are a part of the social fabric of many African societies.
African board games are learning spaces for players to develop cognitive and non-cognitive skills given the mechanics or rules embedded in these games.
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The Oujia board's origins were anything but evil. It emerged, in part, out of a longing to communicate with loved ones who had died during the Civil War.
Go is a beautiful and complex game that’s endured for thousands of years.
An artificial intelligence has defeated a world champion of Go, the ancient Chinese strategy game. But what is Go, and why is it worth teaching to a computer?
Since 2009, record sales have soared.
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While technological advances have rendered some products obsolete, they've also spurred the growth of niche markets that cater to people looking to reject mass-produced goods.
The chips are down.
This October, the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas is hosting a chess tournament with the largest prize fund in the game’s history. The competition is unambiguously called Millionaire Chess. More than…
The ancient Chinese board game Go has afforded new insight into how and how expertise develops. Using thousands of records…