About Atomic Games
Atomic Games is a locally owned gaming shop located in Muncie, IN. We are huge fans of games and comics and are thrilled to be able to have opened in our new location at 2418 W. 7th St, Muncie, IN, 47302.
We believe games offer much more than just entertainment. There are also some great educational and social benefits to them.
The Educational Benefits Of Games and Comics
Games and comics are often touted as ruining children’s intelligence. The truth is that these things actually improve intelligence in children, and they are stimulating in a multitude of ways. Children who read comics and play games will learn a host of skills that can be applied to school work and future careers.
Comics Encourage Reading
Comics encourage children to read. They are engaging and full of amazing artwork. Kids not only enjoy the superhero stories, but they want to read more of them when they finish one. Comic books have held a special place in the hearts of children and adults for decades now. They often have a valuable lesson to teach, and they open children up to a world of imagination and fantasy.
Board Games Teach Strategy And Math
Board games and card games are excellent for teaching kids strategy.
Strategy skills are important in the real world, and you almost always need them to win at a board game. Even scrabble requires strategic thinking. These skills develop into strong mental skills the more your child plays. Math is used to calculate scores and count money in board games.
Board Games Vs Video Games
Board games are a better choice over video games. They allow kids to work creatively with each other in a hands-on manner. Video games take away the hands-on aspect of gaming, and this can reduce creativity and learning.
What Is Age Appropriate
Board games take away a lot of the worry about the mature nature of modern games. A majority of board games are kid friendly and teach educational lessons. Video games can’t say the same. Parents will be happy to know that many of today’s board games do not promote violence or profanity and focus on wholesome fun that the whole family can participate in during a game night.