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Baby Boomers have a reason for still playing

Game nights serve as a social outlet for baby boomers

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This May 31, 2013 photo shows a woman handling mahjong pieces during a game night gathering in Mayfield Village, Ohio. For the baby boomer generation, getting together to play games is a way to stay active and social. It also can help people stay mentally sharp. (AP Photo/Bonnie Gruttadauria)

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When Ron Riedel's kids graduated from high school, he and his wife, Lorita, found they were socializing less. They weren't meeting up with friends at soccer games, school plays and other kid-related events.

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This May 31, 2013 photo shows a woman handling mahjong pieces during a game night gathering in Mayfield Village, Ohio. For the baby boomer generation, getting together to play games is a way to stay active and social. It also can help people stay mentally sharp. (AP Photo/Bonnie Gruttadauria)