[Nfbnet-members-list] Opportunity to play games at convention!
elgibbs at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 02:53:17 UTC 2014
Do you like to play games? Do you like the thrill of watching your friends
realize that they've been beaten? If you have a competitive side have we
got an opportunity for you.
Every year hundreds of games are released but usually these games have been
reserved for the hobby markets. Many are now finally making their way into
stores such as Target and Barnes and Noble. Settlers of Catan, Apples to
Apples, Bohnanza, Dominion, Puerto Rico, and other great strategy and party
games are finally finding a greater audience.
Invariably though these games are not blind accessible.
It is my hope that we will be able to change some of that with my company.
We have just recently run a Kickstarter campaign
crowdfunding site) that has allowed us to purchase equipment to get our
business started to produce accessibility kits for these games.
At convention this year my company, 64 Oz. Games, will be showing off some
examples of our accessibility kits for games that we will be releasing this
fall. These kits add braille to existing games allowing both sighted and
blind players to play together. Gamers will be able to buy the retail game
off the shelf and the accessibility kit and then put the two together to
create an accessible title. We will also be selling accessories such as
braille polyhedral dice(such as a 20 sided die) for Role Playing Games such
as Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder that have never been sold before.
At convention you will have the opportunity to try out a small selection of
the accessibility kits we plan to offer.
The Resistance 5-10 players (deduction game where traitors are amongst you,
better with more players)
Tiny Epic Kingdoms 2-5 players (war game where you lead a fantasy race to
conquer the world)
Love Letter 2-4 players (deduction game where you try to guess the identity
of others to win the princess' love)
Hanabi 2-5 players (cooperative game where players try to work together to
Tichu 4 players (team trick taking game)
Council of Verona 2-5 players (betting game where you try to influence the
composition of the council for your own reasons)
Where Art Thou Romeo 3-5 players (VERY short deduction game where Juliet
tries to find her Romeo)
Coloretto 3-5 players (Game where you try to collect groups of the same
color while trying not to get too many different colors.)
More information on the mentioned games can be found at the following link.
If you are interested in trying any of these games please contact me to
learn to play. Single players and groups are welcome. Player numbers are
listed above to help you plan.
To setup an accessible gaming demonstration you can reach me at
Richard at 64ouncegames.com, on Twitter @64ozgames or text me at (979)
This fall we will open a web store where you will be able to purchase these
accessibility kits at your leisure.
Blind players should not be limited to a small selection of card games. I
hope to change that.
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