How to Host an Accessible Game Night
Nearly everyone loves a good game night with candy and snacks. From classic board games and card games to the new games coming out each year, there’s no time like the present to get everyone involved and playing. In today’s blog post, we’ll showcase some of our products that can help bring kids and adults with disabilities even more into the fun.
Ready for Board Games?
Our automatic dice roller is here to make games like Yahtzee and Monopoly a little easier. For those who may have a harder time rolling dice, this roller can keep things going smoothly. You can use one or insert as many dice as your game requires. It also comes with a top, so you can make the results even more of a surprise.
Life and Trouble are great games that have game pieces that are a bit more accessible like Trouble’s built in dice roller and Life’s spinning wheel for numbers.
Let’s Get Moving! Or Maybe Just Spinning.
A classic game that uses a spinner and gets everyone moving is Twister! It’s sure to bring families a little bit…closer together.
For a smoother spinner experience, try one of our adapted electronic spinners. These can make games with smaller or harder to use spinners more accessible. They can also be a great substitute for dice!
Luck of the Draw
If your game night crew is into light card games like Go Fish, serious Poker nights, or even more serious rounds of Uno, you might appreciate our switch adapted card shuffler. It makes things more fair too. So no worries about the uncle who somehow always seems to win.
There are numerous classic card games out there, but some new ones to try are Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, and Monopoly Deal, Exploding Kittens, and Apples to Apples.
For help holding your cards, you might check out an adapted card holder. Or make your own by cutting a slot into the top of a piece of a pool noodle!
Additionally, there are many commercially available games that have been adapted for those that are blind or low-vision, like this braille edition of Uno! You can also adapt your own games using a braille label maker.
Keep it Simple
Some of the best games are easy to learn and simple to play like Checkers, Connect 4, and our switch adapted Lucky Ducks game. Games like Charades and Catch Phrase need little or no equipment and can lead to a lot of fun.
Regardless of how you play, make sure to have fun and include everyone. We hope some of these adapted devices can help make that possible!
What are some of your favorite party games? What other devices or games would you like to see adapted? Let us know in the comments!