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Meeple Like Us is engaged in mapping out the accessibility landscape of board-games, providing comprehensive accessibility teardowns of popular titles. The intention is to build up a useful resource for those players that cannot simply take a game down from the shelf and assume it's playable. Check out our master list for progress to date. We post new reviews on a Wednesday, and new teardowns on a Saturday.

Coup review

Coup (2012)

If the Highlander series had been set in a future run by plutocratic civil servants, Coup is the game that would likely have been made in its honour.   It’s a tiny box consisting of fifteen cards and a stack of money – it leverages those sparse components into a bloodthirsty…

Innovation review

Innovation (2010)

I’ve mentioned elsewhere on this blog my deep, abiding and borderline lustful appreciation of the Sid Meier’s Civilization series of games.   I can invest meaningful hours – days, even – carefully sculpting my empire from psychopathic stone-age marauders to psychopathic information age nuclear vandals.   Much of that comes from the…

Tiny Epic Galaxies

Tiny Epic Galaxies (2015)

At this point, the ‘Tiny Epic’ series of games is an honest to goodness branding juggernaut.  It’s a range of diminutive containers filled with big games with bigger ideas that span everything from epic fantasy adventures to Old West frontier town management.      The mechanics range from tower defence to poker-based…

Blank (2017)

How on Earth do you review a game like Blank?   Everything about it denies any kind of toe-hold for the anxious reviewer – no crack or crevice within which to a dig an inquisitive finger or a steadying crampon.   It’s all shiny and new and full of proffered possibilities.  What…

Catan (1995)

This is an awkward review to write.  On the one hand Catan is a well-designed title beloved by millions – one of the few modern designer board-games that can claim genuine fame outside of an ultra-niche demographic of ultra-niche nerds.    If you say to most normal people that you are…

Wibbell++ Review

Wibbell++ (2017)

A review copy of Wibbell++ was provided by Behrooz Shahriari in exchange for a fair and honest review. It’s not quite as clear-cut as the star rating may imply! Wibbell++ presents me with something of a conundrum when it comes to a review and the teardown to follow.  It’s not…

Yamatai Review

Yamatai (2017)

We also have an accessibility teardown of Yamatai available. Every time I set up and play Yamatai I am struck again by just how bloody lovely every single part of it is.  This is a game that is much participatory art project as it is an exercise in play –…