Everyone knows that board games are fun and provide unplugged family time. But, did you know that games like Shut the Box lower your blood pressure, grow you immune system, and strengthen your memory and cognitive skills? In fact, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study in 2003 linking the playing of board games to decreased incidence of dementia and Alzheimer?s. Board games are also often used in therapy to build verbal and social skills. Doesn?t it feel good to play games?