Discover the Power of Board Games
Welcome to Mikko Games, an independently run board game retailer with one mission in mind: Bringing people together to improve mental health, one board game at a time. With depression and anxiety on the rise, we want to bring an end to loneliness, by helping people realise they are not lost through rediscovering the value of human connection. Besides getting our message out into the world, we will also be donating 2.5% of our profit to mental health charities every month.
Board games have come a long way since the days when Scrabble and Monopoly ruled the roost, and though they are still cult classics, they aren’t for everyone. We stock a diverse range of easy to learn and fun to play games to suit any taste. Whether you or someone you know are struggling or if the pandemic has just left you wondering how to socialise again, buy a game, call some people (or the kids down from their rooms) and have a games night.
With free shipping when you spend over £60, why not get birthdays sorted for friends and family and give the gift of reconnection. If you need advice on a game that won’t result in a tipped-up board or something suitable for Aunt Mabel to join in with, simply contact us and we would love to help.
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8 Ways Playing Games can Improve Well-Being
Strengthen your relationships
Playing board games brings together friends and families to connect and have fun. They encourage cooperation, laughter and silliness. They get players to engage with each other whilst also having a good time.
Make socialising easier
Playing board games allows you to socialise without having to worry about coming up with things to talk about. This can be a great chance to socialise with others without the presence of any additional social pressures.
Playing board games can provide you with a much-needed release of energy. They help you to unwind, relax, and not let your mind be consumed by whatever negative things are going on in your life that may be leading to stress.
Unplug from the digital world
When it comes to technology, you have a lot of screens in front of you at all times. When you play board games you can start to enjoy the real things in your life a little bit more, and that's a great thing.
Learn social and communicative skills
Playing board games develops and refines your social skills by nature since they involve playing with other people. These skills can lead to happier and less isolated lives.
Increase your self-confidence
When you’re playing a game and you make a decision you’re gaining confidence in your skills. When you work on a strategy and it works, you begin to see yourself as a competent person who can make good decisions.
Improve your mental agility
Playing board games supports your cognitive skills, such as decision making, abstract thinking, and problem-solving. These are all crucial thinking skills that are valuable to your mental health.
Become more resilient
Board games are excellent at showing you that failure is not only inevitable but also temporary. If you lose a game, then there is always another opportunity to win.
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I grew up playing board games with friends and my family and also enjoyed playing board games when volunteering in a refugee centre. It’s a great way to connect with different people and bridge barriers!
I'm Suzanna from GameswithBeany. Board games have helped us in so many ways. From giving two new parents something to do on a Friday night, helping us cope during a crazy 2020, and bringing new friends into our lives.