With the advancement of technology over the last handful of years, when people get together more than likely the majority of them are looking at their smart phone, tablet, or other electronic gizmo. Board games help people bond and grow relationships. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they play games. They also can easily help people learn important life skills. Take my favorite game Monopoly for instance. There are tons of lessons within monopoly about money, people skills, negotiation, and math probabilities. Many of the skills that you need to have in order to be successful in life, you can learn and develop further in this one game alone.
Next time you and your family and/or friends get together, try unplugging all electronic devices, sit down face to face, eye to eye, play a game, and watch the magic happen!