Sunday, May 02 2010 @ 11:26 AM EDT Contributed by: sde
A proverb that often springs to mind during the day is that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Breaking up the monotony of the daily grind (also known as work) cannot be underestimated. Computer games are a great form of entertainment, less passive that watching the TV, just as challenging as completing the Times crossword, but much more fun.
However, games are not only important for amusement or as a diversion. They can actually stretch the mind, help to improve short-term memory, enhance your communication skills, heighten spatial awareness, advance teamwork, and encourage logical thinking.
This article is the second instalment in a three part series, identifying games that are worth giving a whirl. If you missed the first past, it is available to read here. We have again tried to cover a wide range of game genres. Hopefully there will be something in this article which will be of interest to any type of gamer.