The continuous evolution of technology has allowed the creation of different media platforms, which everyone depends on in this modern era. Almost everyone spends most of their time in the digital world, spending approximately 11 hours of screen time per day.
Although advancements in technology and the availability of devices have made people’s lives more comfortable and convenient, excessive screen time on these devices has adverse side effects for both children and adults. It may cause eye strain or impaired vision, sleep-related issues, chronic neck, and back pain. Accordingly, spending so much time in a virtual environment without physical experiences and interactions can cause people, particularly children, to lose or have difficulty developing their social skills.
Hence, even when technology has become a necessity in this modern world, people still have to have a healthy media consumption. A balance between their time on their devices and their time to interact and communicate with others face-to-face is key to maintaining a person’s physical and psychological well-being.
Initiating relationships with other people can be as easy as spending time with them. Due to this, people often plan social events, especially during special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, and holidays, such as Christmas, New Year, and Thanksgiving. And during these social gatherings, entertainment activities are often present.
Games, particularly those that often involve some friendly competition, are among the activities that encourage people to interact with others. Consequently, many families purchase their own game tables, which they are placing in their indoor entertainment or outdoor living areas.
Game tables, such as pool, foosball, table tennis, and shuffleboard, are great conversation starters as it provides a fun and friendly competition between players. These also act as an incentive for people to unplug from their smartphones and other electronic devices and spend quality time with their family and peers.
Moreover, playing these game tables allow people to challenge, strengthen, and enhance their mental ability and improve their reflexes and hand-eye coordination. An added benefit to playing these games is that it can provide physical exercise to players, allowing them to burn calories and tone their muscles.
This infographic from R&R Outdoors provides further details on the different outdoor game tables that can perfectly let people spend quality time with their loved ones offline.