Top 10 indoor games | Know the best indoor games and its benefits

Everyone in today’s world is eager to learn and experience physical fitness. However, when it comes to mental health, very few are willing to come forward and have a conversation. One of the best ways to have good mental health is to spend quality time with family and friends. Covid Pandemic has taught us that there may be times when we need to identify ways to spend time at home away from outside entertainment facilities. We need to know how to engage with family and friends back home. Well, there are several ways to do it. Today we are going to tell you about the top 10 best indoor games to have fun with family and friends. Indoor games help keep your brain active and improve your mental fitness.

So, let’s take a look at the top 10 best indoor games that can help you relax and have more fun indoors.

List of best indoor games

Best Indoor Games – Chess

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Chess is a board game and is played between two players. This game is not just about having fun, but it also involves strategies and tactical thinking. Chess requires enormous concentration. Thus, it provides a good workout for your brain. This indoor game has huge competitive opportunities.

About the game

It is played on a board of 64 squares arranged eight by eight. One of the players will have black pieces and the other will have white pieces. Each player at the start of the game has 16 pieces viz. a king, a queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights and eight pawns. Whoever checkmates the opposing king wins the game.

The internet has helped players play chess at the competitive level from the comfort of their homes.

READ | How to win chess in 3 moves? Explained in simple steps

Best indoor games for the family – Carrom

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Carrom has its roots in India and has spread widely in Asia and South Asia. Carrom is a table game that can be played by 2 or 4 players. In the case of 4 players, the players sitting opposite each other can form a team.

About the game

The carrom board is square in shape and has 4 holes at the 4 corners. These holes are called pockets. There are 19 pieces divided into 3 colors. 9 are black, 9 are white, and a single red piece is called a queen. When a player pockets the queen, he gets 50 points, 10 points for black and 20 for white. Whoever finishes with the most points wins the game.

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It’s a really fun game to play as a family. Although many have become the legend of this indoor game by playing it professionally.

brainvita

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Brainvita is the Indian name for Peg solitaire, Solo Noble or simply Solitaire. Brainvita has a card with indentations. The number of balls will be one less than the number of indentations. Generally, when all the balls are placed in cavities, the central cavity will remain unoccupied and this is the starting point of the game.

It is a single player game. The goal is to clear the entire board except for a lone stake in the center hole.

The Brainvita game board varies in shape, size and number of indentations. If you are alone at home, this indoor game is the best option for you.

card game

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Well, card games are the obvious option to pass the time while staying indoors. There are thousands of variations in card games. You don’t need any other equipment to play cards. If you don’t have any friends or family to play with, don’t be sad, there are still plenty of options.

Some examples of card games are Spider Solitaire, FreeCell, Uno Card Game, Klondike Solitaire, Rummy, Heart Card Games, Exploding Kittens, Bridge and many more.

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Ludo game

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Ludo is derived from Indian game pachisi. This indoor game has been a people’s favorite for ages. The very first mention of Pachisi or Ludo is found in the Indian epic Mahabharata.

About the game

It is played on a board with certain marks. Ludo can be played between two and four players. The 4-player game makes it more competitive and can easily help you spend at least 30-45 minutes.

Players run their four tokens from start to finish according to single die rolls.

Online Ludo has been a great way to pass the time, especially during lockdown days.

Best Indoor Games for Family – Snakes and Ladders Game

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Snakes and Ladder is another indoor game that originated in India. His name was Mokcha Patam. The game is played between 2 or more people. This game is entirely based on your luck. This makes it perhaps more entertaining and fun than any other game. You can’t do anything but roll a dice with more force.

When your room reaches the square of a ladder, you take that ladder and go up. But when your coin reaches the square of a snake with its mouth wide open, you have no choice but to allow the snake to swallow your coin.

Whoever reaches the last space on the board wins the game.

Interior hide-and-seek

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Each of you played this indoor game when you were a kid. Maybe you still play this game.

Either way, it’s the simplest and in some ways the most complicated game. The simplest because whoever takes a turn must find the others. It gets tricky when you take a turn and have an unlimited area to search.

Fascinating, this indoor game also has its international competition! The competition is called ‘Nascondino World Championship‘.

Best Indoor Games for Family – Business Board Game

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Business is a board game, where you will have a huge sum of money, few competitors and a bank to charge you taxes.

About the game

The game begins at the ‘Start’ mark. Cases can be played between 2 and 4 players. The dice are rolled and the player moves his piece. With the roll of each die, a player will travel across the country and have to make decisions about whether or not to buy a city.

A stroke of luck can help you get a lottery or bad luck can land you behind bars. It’s a very unique way to pass the time. The important thing is that the game has no time restrictions. It can go on and on.

Badminton

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Badminton is another type of indoor game that falls under the category of sports. It needs no introduction as badminton is one of the most popular indoor sports or games all over the world.

Badminton can be played between 2 or 4 players. He aims to get 21 points before the opponent and win the game.

As a shuttlecock can be affected by the slightest wind, badminton is therefore played as an indoor game.

Table tennis

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Just like badminton, table tennis or simply TT also falls under the category of sports. But as it is played in an enclosed space, it is also part of indoor games.

Table tennis involves a table and a small net in the middle of the table. Two players will try to hit the ball with the racket in such a way that the opponent misses it. Table tennis may seem like an easy game, but it is far from easy.

You can have a TT table in your home or office and enjoy this indoor game.

Conclusion

Indoor games are a great way to relax, especially when you don’t have time to get out and play. These games require less skill and can be a great stress reliever. As said before, indoor games help improve mental fitness.

But they only work when you play them offline and not on mobile screens. Ultimately, spending time away from devices can do wonders for your mental health. So include at least one indoor game in your routine.


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