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12:25 AM 18th December 2021
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Christmas Games Rivalry Is Dwindling

photo by Marin Tulard on Unsplash
photo by Marin Tulard on Unsplash
New research has revealed that poker is the easiest mind game to get started on, as Brits look ahead to a games-fueled Christmas when hosting party guests.

The stats from 888 Poker show that only 8% of Brits believe poker requires a high-amount of intellectual ability to master, with chess (56%) and scrabble (14%) considered the most challenging. A great excuse to grab a glass of wine, a pack of cards and chips this festive period!

As expected, Monopoly topped the list of mind sports most likely to be played during the Christmas period, with 40% of adults dusting off the vintage boardgame for the big day.

photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash
photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash
But, is it really a British household throughout the festive season if there isn’t a heated debate or a cheating accusation amongst participants whilst playing these games? Well, only 45% of British adults confessed to having a competitive adult-game night rivalry during the Christmas period.

The idea that men are more competitive than women is a myth, as 47% of women revealed their competitive side when playing mind sports, whilst a slightly lower 44% of men admitted to thriving off competition.

Additionally, the North-South divide concept also appears to be relevant in terms of how competitive British adults are when playing mind sports. Only 40% of adults from Northern England believe they’re competitive, whilst 52% of their Southern counterparts consider themselves ruthless when going head-to-head with their relatives.

More than half of adults from Leeds (56%), and Manchester (57%) revealed they don’t have any competitive tendencies, whilst 53% of Southampton locals believe they are very cut-throat when it comes to competition, even within their families and among friends, ranking them as the most competitive city in the UK.

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