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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective (1981) – Accessibility Teardown

Context of DocumentThis is not a review of this game. You will find the review linked in the introduction.Meeple Like Us is engaged in mapping out the accessibility landscape of tabletop games. Teardowns like this are data points. Games are not neces...
by Meeple Like Us on Dec 10, 2016

Blood Bowl (2016) – Accessibility Teardown

It won’t be a surprise from our enthusiastic review that Blood Bowl is a game we heartily recommend. You’d get some very odd looks if you tried to convince anyone it was a storytelling game but years after the fact there are still matches I can...
by Meeple Like Us on Dec 3, 2016

Flash Point: Fire Rescue (2011) – Accessibility Teardown

Flash Point: Fire Rescue at its best crackles with energy. Every turn is full of tension. A roll of the dice can be the difference between a cake-walk and the fiery incineration of all your hopes and dreams. At its worst, it can be the most pedes...
by Meeple Like Us on Sep 3, 2016

Merchants and Marauders (2010) – Accessibility teardown

Version Reviewed English second edition Introduction Drink up, me hearties.  Now It’s time to raid the Merchants and Marauders box, sinking our swords deep into its belly to see if accessibility pours out.  For all its finicky rules and reams of...
by Meeple Like Us on Aug 27, 2016

Dominion (2008) – Accessibility Teardown

Version Reviewed English second edition`(maybe?  My copy has ‘made in the USA’ on the cover, but I can’t actually see that version on BGG). Introduction Dominion is the grand-daddy of all deck-builders – a veritable colossus of t...
by Meeple Like Us on Aug 20, 2016

One Zero One (2013) – Accessibility Teardown

Introduction There’s a great game in One Zero One that is just crying out for someone to release.  It’s not in the box though, and that is a huge shame.   We gave it one and a half stars in our review because while there’s a lot of potenti...
by Meeple Like Us on Aug 13, 2016

Lanterns (2015) – Accessibility Teardown

by Meeple Like Us on Aug 6, 2016

Once Upon A Time (2012) – Accessibility Teardown

Version Reviewed English Third Edition Introduction We love Once Upon A Time.  You can probably guess that from the 4.5 stars it got in our enthusiastic review.  It’s clever, it’s funny, and it offers endless opportunities to be creative with y...
by Meeple Like Us on Jul 30, 2016

Elder Sign (2011) – Accessibility Teardown

Version reviewed English Revised Printing edition 2012 Introduction Elder Sign makes a decent fist of providing a Lovecraftian adventure experience but its inherent randomness undermines it in both theme and mechanics.  That’s why we gave it only...
by Meeple Like Us on Jul 23, 2016

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (2013) – Accessibility Teardown

Introduction One of the intersectional issues that accompanies accessibility is the difficulty of scheduling compatible playing groups.  When someone has an impairment, it may not be their schedule that’s the key limiting factor.  It might be tha...
by Meeple Like Us on Jul 16, 2016

Paperback (2014) – Accessibility Teardown

Introduction Paperback is, I think, objectively a good game.  It’s just not the game I wanted, which is why it got it a somewhat ungenerous three stars in our review.  I think though most people will enjoy it more than I did, because fundamentall...
by Meeple Like Us on Jul 9, 2016

Memoir ’44 (2004) – Accessibility Teardown

Version Reviewed Award winner edition Introduction The word ‘accessible’ in board gaming has multiple meanings.  It may refer to the barriers, or lack thereof, those with impairments may experience in trying to play.  That’s the definition we...
by Meeple Like Us on Jul 2, 2016

Survive: Escape from Atlantis (2012) – Accessibility Teardown

Version Reviewed English fourth edition (30th anniversary) Introduction We liked Survive: Escape from Atlantis well enough – it got 3.5 stars in our review.  It’s fast, it’s punchy, and it offers a ruthlessness in competition that might be sur...
by Meeple Like Us on Jun 25, 2016

X-Wing Miniatures Game (2015) – Accessibility Teardown

Version Reviewed Starter Kit:  English First Edition Millennium Falcon:  English First Edition Introduction We love the X-Wing miniatures game, and that probably came across in our review. Actually, scrap that. It did come across in our review. You...
by Meeple Like Us on Jun 18, 2016

Splendor (2014) – Accessibility Teardown

Version reviewed English sixth edition with Golden Geek award Introduction Splendor is a genuine jewel of a game – it sparkled brightly enough to earn itself a comfortable four shiny stars in our review. Fancy getting your hands on a few gemsto...
by Meeple Like Us on Jun 11, 2016

Star Realms (2014) – Accessibility Teardown

Version reviewed English first edition Introduction Star Realms is fast, pacy and with a lot of genuine charm. We gave it a healthy 3.5 stars in our review. Do you want to play it? Can you play it? It’s time for an away mission to find out. You...
by Meeple Like Us on Jun 4, 2016

Concordia (2013) – Accessibility Teardown

Version Reviewed English/German second edition Introduction It’s probably no great shock to suggest that our 4.5 star review of Concordia means that we absolutely love the game and would encourage everyone that has a chance to check it out. Sad...
by Meeple Like Us on May 28, 2016

Firefly (2013) – Accessibility Teardown

Version reviewed English first edition (UK) Introduction Firefly may not be an excellent game, but it’s hard to deny it’s absolutely dripping with love for the Firefly ‘verse. That might be enough to convince you to play, and if it...
by Meeple Like Us on May 22, 2016

Lost Cities: The Board Game (2008) – Accessibility Teardown

Version reviewed English second edition Introduction Lost Cities: The Board Game is a competent, albeit entirely unexciting, reinterpretation of the Lost Cities Card Game. We gave it three stars in our review – you might like it, at least a few...
by Meeple Like Us on May 19, 2016

Patchwork (2014) – Accessibility Teardown

by Meeple Like Us on May 15, 2016


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