Games For the Blind
During holidays, whether winter or summer, many families enjoy playing games together. Here is a selection of games where your blind friends and family members can easily join in.
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Great gifts for the blind
Being blind or visually impaired makes it more difficult to do things that others take for granted. Everybody has the need to relax and have some fun, but not being able to see can make this impossible. Therefore, it is really fantastic to see how many games have been prepared with Braille labels or large writing. In this way, everybody, regardless of the amount of vision, will be able to participate. Light a fire, make some hot chocolate, and get started!
Bingo is a fun game where each player has a board with numbers, arranged in rows. Numbers are randomly drawn and each player will mark the number, if he has it on his board. When one row (horisontal or vertical) is filled, he has to say Bingo! The first one to get a full row has won. Great game to play while travelling.
Domino is a game that can be played even by small children. Each tile has two sides, with a number (or picture). To be able to put it out, it needs to match the number on the previous tile. There are different varieties of this game, with more or less difficult rules. This is a really old game, it has been played for centuries, if not more.
Different playing cards
UNO is a card game which is easy to play, and loved in many countries around the world. It was created in 1971. The purpose with the game is to be the first one to get rid of all your cards. Since the rules are not too difficult, it is a perfect game to play when children are around. Beware, though, kids are smart and will soon find out how to cheat you!
There are also normal playing cards and those with pictures available with Braille. This makes it possible to play an endless number of games.
Cards with Braille
|Uno Cards with Braille|
UNO is one of the world's most popular family card games, with rules easy enough for kids, but excitement enough for all ages. Braille cards make it accessible for all! ...Only $28.90
|Old Maid Perfect Pairs Braille Card Game|
This version of OLD MAID uses bright colorful illustrations in a game that is both fun and educational Plus with Braille markings on each card its accessible to blind and ...Only $9.95
|Jumbo Braille Playing Cards|
This card deck is the a great way for blind players to enjoy their favorite card games. Each card is brailled on 2 corners for easy identification. The extra-large size (4-7/8 ...Only $7.95
For the blind
This is a game that can be played over several days, although a normal playing time averages 1-3 hours. It is built around the concepts of economy, real estate and taxes. This game, and the forerunners, have been around for over 100 years, being one of the most popular games of the 20th century. It is available in different editions, depending on the country where it is sold. In 2008, a common World Monopoly was created, choosing cities through Internet voting.
Some people do not like the game, saying it is built around cheating and bankrupting other players. Those who love it (millions of people) see it as a fun game that makes you use your brain!
A game that is based on reading has always been off limits for the blind. With this Braille version, it is possible for everybody to participate. In Scrabble you form words and phrases, getting points for the amount of letters and combinations you use. It is like a home-made crossword which is created as you go along. There are different Scrabble Championships being held each year.
Deluxe Scrabble Game
|Deluxe Scrabble Game Braille Version|
Great fun for everyone This deluxe version comes equipped with everything you need, tiles, game board and easy to follow instructions. Braille edition features brailled tiles, ...Only $49.95
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More games with Braille
|Scrabble Slam Modified Braille Card Game|
Scrabble Slam is a fast-paced word game where anything could happen! Race against each other to change the existing four-letter word and get rid of your cards. "Game" could ...
Perkins Products is proud to introduce Sudoku Touch. Now everyone can take part in the popular game played all over the world. People who are blind, low vision or sighted will ...Only $99.00
|Hi Ho Cherry O Counting Game Braille|
This blind-accessible version of Hi Ho! Cherry-O is a fun, easy-to-learn game that's modified with Braille markings on the game board and spinner dial. It helps preschoolers ...Only $29.95
|Tactile Brailled Dice Set of 2 Dice|
These large (.75 x .75 inches) dice have black tactile dots on a white background. # 910028Only $12.99