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Best Board Games with "No Busy Backgrounds" Accessibility Settings

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

Visual: Each of these games has been assessed for how well the game offers visual clarity and adjustments to accommodate visual needs. Each game offers the following accessibility features and settings:

Component Identifiability: How easy it is to see and identify the components you need to work with to play the game.

  • No Busy Backgrounds: Game board or cards have a simple or monochrome design to aid in identifying game elements when observed in play on top of the board.

 

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...

The Mind

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: Cards

The Mind is a cooperative sequence card game with a telepathic twist. Each card has a single number on it. Your task is to play them in order, the lowest first. However, you are not allowed to communicate physically or verbally to coordinate who plays...

Sushi Go!

Release Date: 01/09/2014

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: Cards

Sushi Go! is a sushi-themed card game where you collect combinations of cards to complete sushi dishes and score points. The different dishes require a varying number of cards and related scores based on the complexity of the recipe. But there's a...

Colt Express

Release Date: 01/01/2014, updated in 2019

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: Cards, Figures and Tokens

Colt Express is a traversal game where you move a bandit along an express train in the Old West to collect the most loot. Each player pre-selects moves, attacks and pick-ups that then play out together. Unusually, play becomes about planning, predicting...

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...

The Magic Labyrinth

Release Date: 01/01/2009

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Components: Bag, Board, Figures and Tokens

The Magic Labyrinth (also known as The Magic Maze) is a traversal puzzle game where magician apprentices retrieve magic objects from their master's maze. However, there are invisible walls in the maze that you have to avoid. The walls are set up under...

Catan

Release Date: 01/01/1995, updated in 2013

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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

Catan is a strategy game set on an uninhabited island where you accumulate, spend and trade resources to build the biggest kingdom. Players must compete for space, resources and ultimately for ten victory points to be crowned the winner. What starts as...

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...

Hanabi

Release Date: 01/01/2010

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: Cards and Tokens

Hanabi is a cooperative game where you create a firework show by placing the cards in the right order. Your goal is to organise all the suits of cards in ascending order like Solitaire. The twist is that only other players can see your cards and you...

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...

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...

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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