Playtime: Is it time we took 'play' more seriously?

Many might consider it juvenile to be playing bingo, battleships or Bomberman as an adult.

But from building bricks in playgrounds all the way through to rolling dice in nursing homes, playing is a significant part of the human experience.

Experts suggest that rather than sneering at the notion of adult play, we should be paying more attention to its benefits.

Play, in its many weird and wonderful forms, can offer a common ground that brings adults together, not just teenagers.

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