Traditional chess is played in a strict and silent way, with harsh procedures like the touch-move rule.
I sometimes enjoy playing in a radically different way, with the options for each move openly discussed and considered. There is no possibility for cunning traps, but I think it is an educational process. Every person considers the board a bit differently, and the insights which they share might be things that would not have occurred to you during silent solitary strategizing.
The recollection of those insights will probably also help during more competitive play.
It can also be pleasant and useful to allow moves to be made in an experimental way, just to see how the board would look in the new configuration. Does the move produce any unexpected consequences? You can wander a bit down one of the branches of the game tree – for the purposes of thought and discussion – then step back and choose an official move.