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Tag as Grown-Ups (Benefits): 15 Reasons Why You Should Keep Playing It

Last Updated on January 25, 2024 by Gamesver Team and JC Franco

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We’ve all had our encounters playing tag in our lives. If you love the game or you have grown to love the game, there’s every reason to continue playing it as an adult. Most people view this game as a kid’s game, but growing up is not a reason to stop having fun. 

The cliché’ ‘Too much work without play makes Jack a dull boy’ also works on adults. So, whether you are 10 or 40, the fun, lessons, and love for the game are the same. So once in a while, pick a few friends and go out and play tag. You will not only enjoy the time, but you will also feel relaxed.

There are several reasons why you should keep playing tag as an adult. It does not matter how old you are or what other people think of you. The game of tag teaches many life lessons like resilience, interaction, and coordination. Other than these lessons, this game will help you keep fit and have fun.

In this article, you will understand the many reasons why you should keep playing tag.

1. Better Muscle Control and Fitness

Most of the time, we are so engrossed with work, family, friends, and keeping up with our social lives that we don’t realize how much our bodies are getting stiff. The moment you are required to run or get to the gym is when you realize how much your muscles hurt after a day of exercise. 

One reason why you should engage in tag is that you learn how to control your muscles. The running, accelerating, and abrupt stopping will help you control your muscles and even body movements.

2. Improves Balance and Coordination

While playing tag for the first time or after being away from the game for a long while, you are prone to tumbling and falling. However, with exercise and regular playing, you can improve your balance and coordination. 

When one can balance their bodies and improve their coordination, they can engage in a wide array of activities without fear of tumbling or getting hurt. With balance and coordination, you can also engage in different sports.

3. It’s Packed with Fun and Laughter

Dealing with different responsibilities, we forget to have fun once in a while. If you are looking for a simple way to have fun, tag is a game that’s fun for everyone. Have you ever watched people playing tag? They are always laughing and smiling – best of all, it’s the type of fun that won’t cost you a thing.

4. Staying Fit and in Great Shape

Tag can be described as an intense cardiovascular exercise. You are always running, escaping your opponents. The number of calories you burn from this exercise cannot even compare to just “going” to the gym. The best part of it is that you get fit and healthy without actually focusing on it – you’re just having fun. 

5. Creates Healthy Relationships

Tag is a game that you require friends to play. While playing with your friends and workmates, you can maintain better relationships and even mend broken relationships. Being able to foster your relationship while playing will extend to our offices, workplace, and even homes. It’s far healthier bonding over a game of tag than a beer.

6. Inclusivity 

One thing you learn about playing tag is that almost everyone can be in the game, especially when playing variations of the game. It does not matter how slow or fast they are. At the beginning of the game, everyone gets in the game. So, while playing this game as an adult, almost everyone can get involved. 

7. Affordability

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When you look at all the fun spots and activities around you, you need money to enjoy them. However, with tag, you need no tools or equipment. With just a few friends and a bit of time, you are good to play the game with no cost implications whatsoever.

8. The Game Helps you Relax

It always feels good having an enjoyable time outdoors. After a day or week of work, one way you can relax is by playing tag. While playing the game, expect to relax both body and mind. The laughter, running around, and shouting will help you get rid of all the stress that you carry in your body. You are also able to sleep better after playing, especially after receiving a decent endorphin boost. 

9. It is a Healthy Way to Spend Your Free Time

When you look at most people, they utilize their free time by engaging in unhealthy activities like drinking or overeating. However, there are good ways of utilizing free time, like engaging in games like tagging. The best part of this game is that you do not necessarily need too much time. Half an hour will be enough to have to play the game to the fullest.

10. You Can Spend Time with Your Family

You can spend ample time with your family members, having fun engaging in tag. This way, you can include everyone from the youngest to the oldest. With a large backyard, you will have a good moment as a family. This is also a game you can advocate in family gatherings. As a result, you can play and create better relationships bringing forth love, harmony, and happiness at home.

11. The Game Teaches Fair Play

While playing tag as an adult, you get to learn about fair play. The basic rule of tag is that when an opponent touches you, you lose. While playing the game, you are always able to play fairly, ensuring no one cheats. This discipline will soon be seen in your everyday interactions and activities.

12. Team Work is Enhanced

When playing tag with your friends, you learn how to work and relate with other people. You can learn people’s behavior and patterns. With this knowledge, you can understand people’s actions without actually being too judgmental. Tag is often used as a corporate team-building exercise. 

13. The Game Enhances Creativity and Better Thinking

When playing tag, you must think faster and more creatively than other players to win. Unlike the case with children, adults are more cunning when escaping the chaser. Playing tag will open up your mind and enhance creativity.

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14. You Learn to be Accurate and Precise

Another valuable lesson you can learn from playing tag is accuracy and precision. This is essential for everyday activities. As you play tag, you need to know how to evade your opponents and move more accurately and precisely to avoid getting caught and avoid falling. 

Most of the time, it is not the speed that matters but how well you can hide or evade your opponent. As an adult, the repeated activities in the game of tag will reciprocate in your daily life. You will find that you get to be more accurate in your work or school.

15. Leaves You Feeling Young & Energetic

Adults who play regularly and engage in physical activities are more likely to be energetic and feel younger. Tag is a game that demands physical activity. 

In closing

It’s high time we stopped being too hard on ourselves and loosen up a bit. People who play more are resourceful at work and also develop better relationships. If you are looking for a good game, then tag is the game for you. Create time, have fun, and you will see a big change in your life.

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This article was co-authored by our team of in-house and freelance writers, and reviewed by our editors, who enjoy sharing their knowledge about their favorite games with others!

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JC Franco serves as a New York-based editor for Gamesver. His interest for board games centers around chess, a pursuit he began in elementary school at the age of 9. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Mercyhurst University, JC brings a blend of business acumen and creative insight to his role. Beyond his editorial endeavors, he is a certified USPTA professional, imparting his knowledge in tennis to enthusiasts across the New York City Metropolitan area.