Spending time around a table, joking and laughing, sitting comfortably on the couch, and having a great time over a shared game with senior adults is really fun. It is an excellent way of bringing generations together. Games also keep them entertained and engaged in something meaningful. So never underestimate the potential of a good game. Try these ones with your loved ones and prevent their anxieties or boredom.
Card games like Solitaire, Poker, Uno, Bridge, or Spades are a great way to have fun, think spontaneously, and enjoy each other’s company. Older adults love playing card games, and all of them have their favorites. Card games are tried and tested, plus these are no-nonsense and straightforward, easy to jump in games.
This is a remarkable game and is all about strategy and thinking on your feet. It is one classic game that is loved by many. One must know how to use each piece to their advantage, so it is more challenging than checkers. Seniors can play it on the board or computer, and also on mobile for more convenience. It is a multi-player game, so it offers more fun.
Not all games have to be competitive or complicated to be fun or engaging. Some are simple and can be played with more people. Jigsaw is an excellent example of a game that is not too overwhelming, plus the images keep the players entertained and relaxed. While solving jigsaw puzzles, the players are all moving towards a common goal – without stressing and with a specific strategy. To be honest, it is more of a trial and error game, but much loved even by seniors.
This one is similar to chess and somewhat offers the same kind of appeal. But Checkers is a bit more straightforward than Chess. However, it demands the same planning and strategizing skills to work your way out. As the rules and gameplay are much simpler, your seniors will enjoy more, especially if they have a less clear vision or impacted motor skills.
Scrabble and daily crosswords are fun for seniors. These word games are exciting and help your seniors remain active. Word games also encourage problem-solving skills along with improving vocabulary. These are excellent for beginners and pros alike.
So there you have it!
This list is certainly far from being complete or comprehensive. But these are just a few suggestions that your grandma or grandpa can enjoy with you or alone. If you have any memorable moments sharing games with a senior loved one, let us know. We would love to hear from you!