Do you think games are just for fun? Think again.
Besides boosting your social activities, games increase intelligence and knowledge. Card games, in particular, involve many math skills like sequencing or counting.
Board games, on the other hand, are known to generally teach reasoning skills. There are, however, some specific board games which boost geographical knowledge as well.
Despite what has been said countless times about video games increasing agression, we must not deny the fact that they can also be beneficial if played moderately. Not only do they improve hand-eye coordination, but they also increase problem-solving abilities and intelligence altogether.