The most important reason to play games is to have fun. Laughter, fun and goodwill are necessary to cope with stress and pressure. The value of laughter in maintaining health and equilibrium is beyond question. Play is perhaps one of the few sources of spontaneous laughter and as such can be a wonderful stress-buster for adults and children alike.
The second crucial aspect is the social element involved in play. The experience of playing varies depending on the people with whom we play, thus making each play session a different experience. Another important aspect of traditional games is the role they play in building relationships. Relationships get a chance to build beyond a structured environment through traditional games.