Marie has enjoyed gaming, primarily RPG's, board games, and platform/computer games from the time her sons were old enough to understand the rules. She appreciates the closeness and communication that having something as simple as a card game in common can bring to friends and family members. Marie also is a firm believer that playing games can be essential for good mental and emotional development. Playing games with children can teach many useful skills, such as reading and mathematics as well as how to play as a team, and win or lose with grace. Gaming in almost all forms can be a great way to relax and release the stress and tension of the day.