Gaming Brings Families Together (?)


Posted August 28, 2007 - By Stephen Johnson

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."

In TheFeed's family, there are no casual games. Tetris is a blood sport.

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Gaming Brings Families Together (?)


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