The Value of Gaming Together

Chess board

People have been playing games since the dawn of time, and it’s a wonderful way to bring people together.

Gaming brings people together.  Two people can enjoy a competitive chess match, friends can sit together and play a strategy game, strangers can collaborate in an RPG, and a family can gather to play cards.  Whatever games you like to play, sitting down to do so with other people is an excellent way for everyone to feel accepted and part of a group.

Reserved people have an opportunity to come out of their shells when challenged to a game.  Some people are naturally more competitive than others; for them, games are serious and intense. For more relaxed people, they’re a way to socialize when they have a busy schedule.  Families will use gaming to spend quality time together, and parents can teach their children valuable life lessons on winning and losing.

Playing games together can be therapeutic, especially after a hard day at work or school.  Call up some friends, grab food and drinks, set up the table, and enjoy the time together rather than worrying about issues beyond your control.  Some people like using role-playing games to vent a little stress or escape into an interactive story.  

At Table Top Makers, we love playing games of all sorts.  But having a space for the game is as important as the game itself.  Having a place to meet and enjoy each other’s company provides an opportunity to grow closer together. Alan started this company to give others beautiful furniture to play their favorite game.  Since opening its doors, TTM has allowed numerous people to create a unique gathering venue for friends and family.  

If you’re not much of a gamer and visiting the TTM site looking for gorgeous furniture, consider getting a small group of people and trying a game you’ve never played before.  You can all take the time to learn the rules together and see if you like the game.  And if you don’t like it, there are thousands of other kinds of games you can try.  There’s a game out there for everyone, you just need to find it, and the only way to do that is by playing.  Who knows, you may find one you like.

What are some of your favorite games to play with a group?  Let us know in the comments below.

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