What do games teach us?

Most parents buy their children games that develop certain skills. However, adults can also play these games to improve certain skills. Which well-known games develop skills and how?

Puzzles are not games in the classical sense, but they are a popular pastime for both children and adults. Puzzles come in many variations and difficulty levels, some exist in three dimensions, and some people like to paste the assembled picture on a board or frame it for decoration. But puzzles are not only fun, they are also a good way to learn to put things together and develop logical and spatial perception. They can teach strategy as well as patience.

bílé puzzle


We all know it. Lots of little cards are turned over, and you never know what is on the backside. There could be multiple players but only one winner. There has been and always will be a pecking game. So what does it teach us? Pexeso not only trains our memory, but also the concentration needed to remember where this or that picture was.


Two pictures that look the same at first glance but are slightly different. Find 10 differences. Everyone knows this game because it appears in both children\’s and adult magazines. It also exists as BrainBox in the form of many flashcards and a time-tracking game in which you have to find and memorize as many differences as possible within a set time. This game teaches students to notice everything around them and improves their analytical skills as well as their observational skills.

This is a particularly popular game for children, as adults often get bored with monotonous games and do not get the entertainment they expect. But what can they actually learn from this game? Children learn to count because they need to know how many more squares they have to throw to win and how many more squares they have to throw to get their pieces into the house. The game also teaches children how to lose, which they must learn in life.

herní figurky


Mouseketeers is another popular game that never gets old. Crosses and circles, and two players try to stack five characters next to each other while preventing the other from doing so. The game teaches players to focus on two things at once, to guess ahead, to analyze threats, and to use logical thinking. But at the same time, it also teaches you the art of distracting your opponent in order to turn the tables on him and catch him off guard for a while.