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Best Board Games with "No Memorisation Advantage" Accessibility Settings

As part of our Accessibility Report, this page lists games that have been flagged with accessibility settings in the following areas.

Difficulty: Each of these games has been assessed for how you can adjust the challenge of play. Each game offers the following accessibility features and settings:

Difficulty Options:

  • No Memorisation Advantage: You don’t need to memorise and recall the state of the game, cards played, sequences and resources to play the game well. Players who are able to do this more easily are not at an advantage.

 

Azul

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Azul is a tile-laying collection and sequencing game where you help the king decorate their palace with Portuguese tiles. You aim to gain tiles on your game card that form patterns to score the most points. What makes it unique is its balance between...

Last Defense Game

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: Board, Cards, Dice, Figures and Tokens

The Last Defense is a game about saving a city from alien invasion in just twenty minutes. You play by rolling dice and moving to stop the invading monsters, free Scientists from rubble and discover Tools. It's a simple combination of cooperative...

Splendor

Release Date: 01/01/2014

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: Cards and Tokens

Splendor is a trading-up strategy game where you play a global trader during the European Renaissance. Nobles once content with large castles and fur robes, now seek dark sapphires and glittering diamonds. You must balance accruing currency or investing...

Santorini

Release Date: 01/01/2003, updated in 2020

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: Board, Cards and Placeables

Santorini is a strategy game where you place buildings on a Greek island in an effort to get your character to the top. This creates a chess-like three-dimensional competitive puzzle that changes as each player adds pieces to the village. It's unusual...

Wavelength

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: Cards and Tokens

Wavelength is a communication guessing game where you try and read your teammate's minds. Unlike other guessing games the answers aren't right or wrong but on a sliding scale that changes each round. There's a clever wheel that secretly deals with the...

Dobble

Release Date: 10/03/2011, updated in 2019

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Components: Cards

Dobble (also called Spot It!) is a card game where you race other players to claim cards by spotting symbols. Each of the colourful cards has eight symbols, one of which always matches a symbol of another card. You race to spot the match, call it out...

Kingdom Builder

Release Date: 01/01/2011

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: Board, Dice, Placeables, Score Board and Tokens

Kingdom Builder is a strategy world-building game where you create a kingdom by placing settlers' houses. You work to build settlements with positions and orientations that meet three specific criteria chosen at the start. This, along with special...

Yarrr Har Hunt

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Components: Bag, Board, Cards and Tokens

Yarrr Har Hunt is a traversal game where you are a band of pirates working together to follow the clues and find buried treasure. You move from clue to clue, but must work together and share movement to be efficient and find the treasure before the...

Blood Bowl

Release Date: 01/01/1986, updated in 2020

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: Board, Cards, Dice, Figures, Score Board and Tokens

Blood Bowl is a sporting and fighting game American football game played with two teams of Tolkienesque fantasy races. They compete to either get the ball to the end zone or kill all the opponent players. Despite the violent overtones, it's a finely...

Zoomates

Release Date: 20/09/2022

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: Cards and Placeables

Zoomates is a woodblock puzzle game where you work to keep Tetris-shaped animals happy in particular scenarios. You play by picking a puzzle card then arranging the related animal shapes so they meet all their needs like touching water or not touching...

Kim-Joy's Magic Bakery

Release Date: 01/01/2021

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: Cards and Placeables

Kim-Joy's Magic Bakery is a card collecting game where you run a bakery in a magic forest. You play by collecting Ingredient cards, then using them to “bake” Layer cards to match customer orders. It is a team game, where your shop's capacity is the...

Legacy of Dragonholt

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: Cards and Tokens

Legacy of Dragonholt is a tabletop role-play game in the style of Dungeons & Dragons. Here though, things are approachable and less reading and no-one (game master) who has to run the game. With up to six friends, you quickly build unique heroes explore...

Trial by Trolley

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Components: Board and Cards

Trial by Trolley is a game about exaggerated moral choices, based on the trolley problem that force you to choose between two bad scenarios. Each team places a series of innocent things on their track...

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