Board Games For Hospitals - An Geek With An Idea
Tommy Garza
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Greetings Programs,
So my name is Tommy G. but DQuartermane here on BGG. And during my life time I have spent a lot of time in hospitals. Various family members and such means a lot of time spent in rooms and as I type this, in waiting rooms. But also my younger brother when he was an infant was born needing a heart transplant. So while I was too young to remember these events, I know my mom and dad were away for a long time.

During the time I have spent in these places, I have come to realize there isn't that much to do. Television, older magazines and such seems to rule the waiting rooms I have been in. And thinking about this lately, I have come to realize that how much better would things be with some board games!

This is where you lovely geeks come into play. What I would like to do, to start with, would be to get a list going of games that would be appropriate for a hospital setting. I know this is rather vague to start, but as I see this in my minds eye, these are the requirements I see so far:

1. Ease Of Play
2. Family Friendly
3. Setting Friendly With A Hospital
4. Time Of Play

But what I would also like to do, is for each game that isn't the 'usual suspects' I would also like to list any print outs and such to put in the box to help out with rules and game play. Also a sheet easy to read with the basic game info of the basic gameplay and such too.

This is something I have been thinking about for a while now. And it is something I would like to do money and such allowing. I am asking you lovely folks at BoardGameGeek to help me get the ball rolling with a list of games.

Thanks for your time.
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I imagine it would be best to have games that don't have lots of little bits and that don't take up a lot of table space.
 
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