In the world that is digitalizing even while one is reading these lines,
it is important to preserve natural communication among society members.
Face-to-face meetings are replaced with video/audio chats. Leisure time
is mainly devoted to electronic devices. Meanwhile there are still
survivals of the preinternet obsession era. One of such examples is
intellectual games community established in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
An official body of Intellectual games clubs has been operating since
1989. Yet, to the researcher’s surprise, few attempts were made to
explore this huge field for study. What is more, nothing has been found
in literature regarding the intellectual games club as a movement and a
community. Not to say that the English language sources are not
familiarized with ‘intellectual games’ as a term. Meanwhile, the
experience of Post-Soviet union countries practicing the social movement
highlight its positive influence on the individual (brain training,
communication,time-management and social skills) and on the team level
(team-building). The intellectual games clubs are worth attention. The
research is aimed to explore the motives of Uzbekistan students to
participate in Intellectual Games Club in Uzbekistan.
Besides sharing good experience of leisure activity for students, one of
the study’s noncore purpose is to enlarge research body of intellectual
games. The study is of qualitative and quantitative nature. The main
instrument is a questionnaire with open ended and closed questions. The
audience is 46 members of the students’ club in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).