164 million Americans play video games. To be entertained? Certainly. To let go and have fun? Definitely. But the power of play offers so much more; benefiting families, communities and economies all across the country in ways you probably never imagined. Like jobs. Teaching us important life skills such as teamwork, empathy and problem-solving. Video games help us connect across cultural, ethnic and geographic boundaries. And they offer an equal playing field for individuals of all ability levels, all ages and all walks of life.