11 Ways for Boomers to Feed Their Competitive Spirit

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There is no age limit on the enjoyment of playing games. Baby Boomers are no exception. Healthy competition is all about having fun and socializing. Check out a small sample of the many memory games and sports games available to help keep your mind and body active, and relieve stress, all while having fun and exercising your competitive spirit.


Lattice is a strategy and memory game that helps develop logic, cognitive and spatial thinking skills. The object of the board game is to play all of your tiles before any of your opponents have the chance to.



Set in a pre-world time, each Diplomacy player represents a “Great Power of Europe.” The point of the game is to form alliances, negotiate deals and write orders while preparing battles. Available as a board game or online.



Baby Boomers can take a trip down memory lane with the Boom Again board game. Answer pop culture trivia questions from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Team up to answer questions from music, TV, movies, sports, politics and more!



Bridge has more than a social side, it is also an excellent memory game. You will find many passionate bridge players at The Clare. In fact, no matter what your interests, you are sure to find a group in which to participate at The Clare.


  1. WIT’S END

Wit’s End is a memory game for adults. Players move through a multi-level gameboard by answering questions packed with trivia, riddles and brain teasers on history, current affairs, popular culture, geography, science, arts and more.



If you are a Baby Boomer hooked on Wordle, you will love the Official Wordle Board Game inspired by the New York Times. Designed for two to four players, it is a whole new way to play the game you love.



Words with Friends is a multiplayer word game you will find on the Google and Apple app stores. Players take turns building words, crossword-puzzle style. This online interactive game is similar to the well-known board game Scrabble.



Fast-paced, accessible and social, Pickle Ball is very popular. Active adults can learn to play or enhance their skills at several locations near The Clare: Pickleball Courts at Maggie Daley Park, the Bauler – Pickleball Court and Union Park | Pickleball Courts.


  1. PADEL

Padel, or Paddle Tennis, is becoming one of the fastest-growing sports worldwide. It is a Mexican racket sport played in doubles on an enclosed court slightly smaller than a doubles tennis court. Learn to play near The Clare at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness.



Are you a Name That Tune fan? If you would rather stream the game and play with friends instead of watching it on TV, you are in luck. Download I Know That Song Apple app or Guess the Song Google Play app.



The Clare’s Fitness Center hosts monthly workshops that cover a range of workouts that target everything from range of motion to strength, posture to high-intensity cardio. Specially designed for active adults, the workouts proved invaluable for the 2022 Chicago Dragon Boat Race. With a state-of-the-art fitness center right on The Clare’s campus, you may be tempted to participate in the National Senior Games.

Start planning your tomorrows, today.

Whether you are retired or still working, it is never too early to start thinking about independent senior living in Chicago at The Clare. The Clare is the top choice for active adults who love city life and who want to plan ahead for their future. We may very well provide the lifestyle you have been considering.