Games For Low Vision – Bring Some Quality Time Back Into Your Elderly Loved Ones Life
Many of our senior citizen friends suffer from low vision, generally caused either by macular degeneration or cataracts. In my Mom’s case, it was cataracts so there went reading her beloved newspaper unless it was under a magnifying lamp.
Those with low vision might get frustrated at not being able to see scrabble tiles or the numbers on a deck of cards. And, there’s no reason that your Grandmother’s love of Bingo has to be put on the shelf for ever more.
That’s why the games I’ve selected below all are adapted for those with low vision or the blind. So, go ahead and invite the family over for a rousing game of Bingo, Scrabble or Gin Rummy played with low vision cards that have very distinctive numbers and colors.
The selection below is sure to wow your elderly loved one. You can go directly to that section of the page you prefer by clicking a link below or, for your own enjoyment, just scroll down!
Games For Low Vision: Rumicube, Scrabble Tiles, Dominos, Dice, and Checkers
Mom and I both loved a rousing game of Scrabble, but, with her eyesight waning, it was harder and harder for her to see the tiles. That is, until I found these large print Scrabble games found below.
Mom is gone now but the memories of those winter nights sitting around a scrabble board remain. Go ahead, build some memories of your own with your favorite senior citizen.
Scrabble – Large Print – Crossword Game – 10108Scrabble Tiles for Low VisionRummikub Large Number EditionLarge Letter Tiles for Low Vision Scrabble PlayersLow Vision Giant Touch DominoesLot of 9 GIANT White Dice – 32mm (1 1/4 inch diameter!)Low Vision Large Dice – Black with white dotsThe Braille Store Checkers Set, Classic (Tactile)
Games For Low Vision: Playing Cards and Playing Card Holders
Another of our favorite pasttimes when I was caring for my elderly Mom was a good game of Gin Rummy. The large print playing cards below made it much much easier for Mom to trounce me in ever single game….And, her arthritic hands certainly appreciated the playing card holders below.
Marinoff Low Vision Poker Size Playing Cards ** 2 DECKS ** Blue/RedBicycle Large Print Playing CardsBicycle Lo Vision Playing Cards (Pack of 2)EZC Playing CardsAbleware Card HolderAbleware 712540112 Playing Card HolderSolid Oak Wooden Playing Card Holder / Rack / Organizer – Set of 2Playing Card Holders, Set of 2Playing Card Holder Curved Wood Set of 2Triangle Card Holders (Set of 4)
Games For Low Vision: Bingo!
There’s a reason Bingo parlors are filled with senior citizens with blue hair (or pink….). The elderly just love Bingo! And, Bingo is a game that even the young can play. What better way to spend some quality time with Grandma or Grandpa than sitting around a table playing a simple game like Bingo? With these low vision Bingo cards, the shout of ‘BINGO!’ can once again grace a room.
EZ Readers Large-Format 8.5″ x 11″ Bingo Cards with Jumbo 1-inch Numbers by Royal Bingo SuppliesLow Vision Bingo Cards – TEN cardsLarge-Print Bingo Cards (set of 25)The Braille Store Bingo Playing Board (Brailled)
There’s absolutely no reason that blind or very low vision folks should give up those games they love the most. Below is a decent assortment of Braille games for those blind or with waning vision.
Scrabble Slam- Modified Braille Card GameDeluxe Scrabble Game – Braille VersionRaised Line and Braille Color-N-Paint Art Book-1Uno Cards with Braille by MAGNIFYING AIDSOld Maid Flash Card Matching Game – BrailleDeRoyal Braille UNO cardsThe Braille Store Wooden Solitaire Board GamePit – Corner the Market Card Game- BrailleJumbo Braille Dominoes (Raised Dots)Yahtzee Hands Down- Modified Braille Card GameSudoku TouchTic-Tac-Toe – All Wood Tactile VersionThe Braille Store Chinese Checkers (Tactile)Braille Playing Cards- Brailled One Corner OnlySudoku Braille Cube