Recreational Games You Would Want to Play

Plentifun Staff Nov 5, 2018
Recreational games are not just for kids or teens to play. They are designed in such a way that people of all ages can have a splendid time when nothing else seems entertaining.
What are recreational games? For starters, let's go over the dictionary definition for it. The activities which you engage in when you have time available to relax and unwind.
At times, the responsibilities in life can become overburdening and the need to just enjoy time alone or with family and friends becomes really important. This is when one can choose from various fun and entertaining games to get amused. They not only relieve stress from your mind and body, but also help you get back to your daily lives with a fresh mindset.

For Kids and Adults

Recreation can be anything from reading a book to listening to music to spending time at the beach to watching movies.
Now when you come to think of it, there might be hundreds of games you can play for your enjoyment. Plus, you even have the option on playing them indoors and outdoors. So how can someone make up their mind which to choose?
Simple; just follow what you heart and mind desires the most and just go with it. The main point here is to completely forget about any worries or stress you may have and to get a new perspective towards life. Keeping that idea in mind, we will move on to the different types of recreation activities.

Outdoor Games

Every kind of outdoor game, which can be played with a ball. This includes basketball, volleyball, baseball, dodgeball, tennis, softball, golf, lacrosse, street hockey, cricket, and so much more.
These games are energetic, heart-pumping, and can be played in groups. So invite friends over and/or gather your family on a Sunday afternoon to play them.
As the name suggests, these games are played while you're at the beach. This includes volleyball, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, para-sailing, building sand castles, and many more.
And the best part about playing beach games is that you can spend the entire day at the beach with family and friends, grab a picnic basket, and in the evening, make S'mores. Doesn't that sound fun?
These games are specially played when there's snow outside and you just can't stay indoors.
You can sledge down the hill, snowboard, ski, make snow angels, go ice skating or snowshoeing, build a snowman or an igloo, and have a snowball fight. Now that sounds like hours and hours of fun time in the snow. Don't forget to wear proper attire and keep yourself safe.
Water sports will include kayaking, canoeing, rowing, boating, water rafting, water polo, water slide, underwater hockey or rugby (oh yeah!!), surfing, jet ski, windsurfing, and tons of more games. So grab your swimsuits and get going.

Indoor Games

When bored, get board games (wink). You can play Monopoly, Parcheesi, Chess, Backgammon, Battleship, Clue, Pictionary, and Scotland Yard. Come rain or snow, board games are sure shot way of having fun no matter what the weather forecast is.
This includes, indoor squash, tennis, ping pong, billiards, hide and seek, foosball, and air hockey. Some of these games test your physical strength. And you know what, in the end, even after playing for hours and getting tired, the next day you'll wake up fresh.
An all time favorite recreational game is video games. You can never get bored of playing them as the games will never get old. Depending on your age, likes, and dislikes, you can play different video games on PlayStation, Xbox, Wii, on your laptop or desktop, or even online.

Cards Games

Cards are always a great way to spend time, whether you're at home, at a friend's, or while traveling. So why not play some cards when you're bored, sitting at home?
Call your friends over and play some Solitaire, Rummy, Bridge, Poker, Go Fish, or invent your own game. Just remember, no gambling or betting with money, because that doesn't constitute as a recreational game.