A new study commissioned by casual game company popcap games concluded that casual gaming helps bring families together.
According to the study:
- 92% of casual gaming parents and grandparents say casual games provide an opportunity for them to bond with their children/grandchildren.
- 70% of ‘family gamers’ believe casual games provide educational benefits to their children/grandchildren
Here are the benefits parents and grandparents believe casual gaming provides:
- 51% cited Mental workouts/Cognitive exercise
- 48% cited Memory strengthening
- 44% cited Stress relief/Relaxation
- 37% cited Positive affirmation/Confidence building
Why, popcap even got a professor to talk about casual gaming: Professor Mark Griffiths, Professor of Gambling Studies at Nottingham Trent University, UK says: "Empirical research has consistently shown that in the right context, computer- and videogames can have a positive educational, psychological and therapeutic benefit to a large range of different ages and sub-groups."
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