Board games and boring food out as Chilean miners await rescue – The Globe and Mail: “Both psychologists say it’s critical that emergency workers provide the trapped miners with something to keep them “meaningfully engaged” while they wait, including music, reading material and journals to write in.
Board games, however, don’t qualify.
“That exacerbates the potential hostility,” Dr. Suedfeld said. “You don’t want to give them anything that raises antagonism.”
What the miners should be given, both doctors said, is good food.”