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Board game reviews with an accessibility focus.

Meeple Like Us is producing board game reviews and game accessibility analyses aimed at mapping out the game accessibility landscape. Our intention is to build up a useful resource for those players that cannot simply take a board game down from the shelf and assume it's playable. Check out our master list for progress to date. We post new board game reviews on a Wednesday, and new accessibility teardowns on a Saturday. You can also find an index of all our board game reviews

Scythe (2016)

’ll say this about Scythe – it doesn’t shy away from making a flamboyant entrance into your life. While there is nothing ostentatious or brash about the box, it has what is perhaps the most enticing cover art I’ve seen in any game. Anachronistic and yet coherent. Ambitious yet grounded….

Assembly review

Assembly (2018)

I’ve said before that one of the things I like most in a game is when its packaging is appropriately scaled for its contents, and Assembly is a dream in that respect.   It’s odd, but it always puts me in a positive frame of mind to know the majority of…

Samurai review

Samurai (1998)

There’s a sparseness to the design of Samurai that is typical of Reiner Knizia games – a mathematically inspired elegance in a game that wears its theme as lightly as an easily discarded cloak.  It purports to be a game of feudal conquest – of bringing a recalcitrant Japan to…

Mint Works (2017)

The thing that I like about mint tin games is that they tend to pack a lot of ambition into those tiny containers.   As gimmicky as the whole concept is, I’ve been impressed over the years by a number of the titles that have sought to miniaturise complex components into…

The fun of inaccessibility

The Fun of Inaccessibility

There’s an awkward secret at the heart of the quest for game accessibility.  Well, I guess it’s not a secret so much as an uncomfortable truth that we don’t talk about a lot.   It’s pretty much unique to this field of accessibility work – there are no real parallels in…