My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Games for the Season

One of the games my young clients love to play at the office is Monopoly. It seems their moms are really happy that I will play with them (and teach them the 10 minute version.) Besides being the banker, they are also very helpful to help me find the dice on the board and read the cards. I really need to get a braille/low vision version. As the descriptions states: Monopoly game board with a clear Braille overlay so everyone can enjoy this classic. Game cards, bills and detailed instructions in large print and Braille.
Perhaps on the Wish List for Christmas. We don't have a lot of traditions with games - Rook, Catch Phrase, and Greed are some of our favorites. What are yours?

5 comments:

Natalie said...

We try and adapt tons of games for Darrell so we can all play and be fair. He loves monopoly but gets bored with it really fast so we never actually finish a game. He thinks that once he has boardwalk or the other dark blue piece (don't remember the name) thats enough for him. lol.

We have also played clue with him. He keeps his list on his computer and just edits and checks it like that.

Another fun game we have is Operation. We have to wear blind folds when we try for the little pieces so its fair. The game lasts a long time but its really fun.

He is also trying to learn chess, right now he plays on his computer with either me or the comp. We're thinking about getting him a modified chess board for Christmas so he can get better. There is a website www.braillebookstore.com that has a bunch of modified games and puzzles. They look fun and interesting; if you have never been to that website I would definitely recommend checking it out.

We also just bought Mad Gab... Darrell hasn't played that one with us yet but its really fun. Hope it helps!

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Is there a Web site where one can buy these games?

And a 10 minute version of monopoly? WHAT!? Dad and I used to play for hours and never finish! I would play if there was a 10 minute version

Katrin said...

LOL I remember when I was a kid I had a good friend and we would have monopoly games that lasted for Weeks! Very fun.

L^2 said...

How fun! I remember as a kid playing Monopoly with my Sister and cousins. Our games would last all day and eventually we would get bored and abandon it.

I used to love to play chess too, but couldn't find many willing opponents. I bought a Brailled deck of large print playing cards a few years ago because the family likes to play card games when we get together for holidays. And A friend also bought me a Braille version of Scrabble that I love to play. It's definitely my favorite game, although I rarely win.

wendy said...

I LOVE board games and card games. I could do that for hours. Such a fun way to spend with family and friends.
Rook ---I don't know many people who know how to play rook-------but that has been a game in my family for YEARS. I'd play it with my grandpa and uncles.