Beat the pandemic blues with Hobbyco
Are you sinking into a quagmire of binge-watching and couch-dwelling? Concerned about how much screen time your kids are getting? Looking for a way to help a struggling friend? It’s time to reset your brain, rekindle your creativity, and rediscover fun with Hobbyco.
Not only are our puzzles, games, model kits and LEGO the perfect antidote to the realities of life in a pandemic – they also deliver HUGE benefits for mental health, creativity, focus. problem-solving skills and more.
And did we mention the fun?
According to the World Health Organization, the biggest psychological impact of the pandemic is increased rates of stress and anxiety. But with limited access to our usual means of decompressing – such as seeing our friends, taking a holiday, shopping or seeing a movie – we need to look closer to home for our stress relief. And there’s no better way to fight the pandemic fog than with puzzles.
The mental health benefits of puzzles are (excuse the pun) mind boggling. They increase our brain’s ability to produce dopamine, a feel-good chemical that improves concentration, memory and motivation. They encourage everyday mindfulness and promote relaxation – and they’re a great distraction from those screens! So next time you’re feeling down-and-out, do your mental health a favour and reach for a puzzle.
Online learning, Zoom meetings, video games, TV…we’re all spending more time glued to our screens than ever before. But one of the silver linings of life in a pandemic is the opportunity it gives us to reconnect with our locked-down loved ones. And what better way to bond than over a game? **
**Not only do games provide endless opportunities for social interaction, laughter and fun, but they also pack a punch for a whole range of skills such as collaboration, teamwork, problem-solving and creativity.
At Hobbyco, you can choose your own game adventure. We’ve got an endless range of games to suit every age and ability, from old favourites such as Scrabble, Chess, Backgammon and Monopoly to the newest games that are currently taking the world by storm. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by – grab some games and bring the fun back to the family table!
Whether you’re a beginner builder or a master craftsman, Hobbyco has got something to get you off the screen, away from the keyboard and into the wonderful and rewarding world of model building.
When you take on one of Hobbyco’s immense range of model and LEGO building kits, you’re not just building a model. You’re also strengthening your fine motor skills, firing up your creative thinking and problem-solving abilities, and practicing resilience and perseverance. Collaborate with a friend or family member and you’ll also be building teamwork and communication skills. And it’s fun!
See? We told you we take our fun seriously.
Shop the Hobbyco range at their two-story store at the QVB on Levels 2 and 3.