Chess is a fantastic example of a problem solving activity. A game of strategy! Almost unlimited possible moves.
Playing chess or cards can help focus your mind; it has the ability to promote calmness and clear thinking.
They are constructive games that have some relevance in real life skills. Being able to think out of the box and decide on favourable outcomes is useful in the social world and work world.
Chess is a high strategy game- like a battle where you are the general and you decide how the fight plays out. Even pawns can be as useful as queens in the right setting.
Cards has a level of skill involved but there is also an element of chance. Not unlike life! There is the excitement when you play your cards right and out play the opponents. Its also a great social game where you can have company but not get too involved in socialising if you don’t want to.