Trivia games can be a lot of fun to play for everyone. What makes them so enthralling is the challenge of answering questions from almost any area of knowledge. One moment, you’re racking your brain on who really went to space first between the Russians and the Americans and the next, you’re trying to figure out the name of Jay Z’s first album.
For boomers, trivia games present a good opportunity for them to prove right the saying that knowledge and wisdom come with age. They also help to work out the brain and trigger some of its functions that wear down with age.
Below is a brief list of some of the benefits of playing trivia board games for the elderly.
1. Improves Cognitive Skills
When old people answer questions and learn new stuff by playing trivia games, they get to improve both their cognitive and memory functions.
Remembering information as well as learning and retaining new information about certain topics deemed interesting is like an exercise for the brain. It motivates intelligence and improves the mental capabilities of the brain.
2. Social Benefits
The truth is older people tend to get lonely a lot since they’re no longer able to put themselves in social settings as much as they could when they were younger.
By playing trivia games with other people, however, provides them with more opportunities to socialize. It provides a great opportunity for them to know their friends and families more and enhance the relationships they share through a bit of friendly competition.
The following is a list of three trivia games that boomers can play to keep their brains active.
Trivial Pursuit Baby Boomer Edition
This game is a subsidiary card set for use with the master game, ‘Trivial Pursuit Genius Edition’. It has 1,000 cards and 6,000 questions based on the 1950s and early 60s. These questions are centered on categories such as publishing, nightly news, television, and stage & screen.
Reminiscing: The Game For People Over Thirty (1989)
Reminiscing is a wonderful trivia game made precisely for the baby boomer generation. The game is played when players move their avatars around the board.
The players get points when they answer questions as they land on spaces indicating a particular decade between the 40s and the 70s. The first player to get their avatar to advance to the top of the scoring track is the winner.
An exciting game that can keep boomers busy during the pandemic is Boom Again. It’s designed for two players/teams and features questions drawn from various aspects that were a big part of the boomer experience during the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
For instance, one of the questions you’ll find in the game will challenge you to name two products from the boomer generation that came packaged in plastic eggs.
A Trivia Question a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Trivia games are an exciting way for the elderly to have fun while exercising their brains. Trivia questions on certain themes that they experienced will jog their memory and compel them to recall information about things they may have forgotten.
You’ll have a hard time finding activities that are as rewarding as nostalgic trivia for older people.Last modified: December 3, 2020