Games for the Quadriplegic
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An accident in the paper made me wonder how my game-life would be affected by such a horrible incident. It could happen to anyone and you'd have to have something to make you want to keep going.

These games should be able to be played with only the help of the other players, no assistant to hold your cards or help in any way. These are only games I have played, so please add others.
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1. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:415] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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An easy game to communicate your wishes using the chess notation.
 
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2. Board Game: Goa [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:107]
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I've only played once but it seems that having your cards revealed so others could be told which you wanted to use would not take away from the game very much.
 
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3. Board Game: The Rose King [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:994]
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The cards in Rosenkonig are layed face up (unlike in the picture), so there is no hidden information.
 
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4. Board Game: Medina [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:731]
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This may be pushing it, but if you didn't mind not having your pieces hidden (or maybe only 1 other player knowing what you have left) it could work. In time you could become good enough with a pointer in your mouth to push the needed piece from behind the screen.
 
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5. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:217]
 
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Tikal has no hidden information, just explain which actions you wish to take.
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6. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
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Fans of Puerto Rico would not have to do without their fix.
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7. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:114]
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Age of Steam is also still on your list of games to play.
 
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8. Board Game: Magna Grecia [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:2257]
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A little harder to communicate where you want to build but I'm glad to know that one of my favorite games would not be out of my life.
 
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9. Board Game: Trias [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1678]
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Trias also would be a little harder to describe your wishes, but I don't think that would stop me.
 
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10. Board Game: Carolus Magnus [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:896]
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If you don't mind handing the one piece of luck in this game to another player (someone else rolling the dice), this game is still available for you to play.
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11. Board Game: Hansa [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:709]
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Another of my favorite games that would still be playable.
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12. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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It would take a little more time to play because someone else would be handling the piece while you explain the different places you might put it, but it would still be a good game to play.
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13. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:435]
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Another popular game that you could still play is Through the Desert.
 
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14. Board Game: Medici [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:442]
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No problem playing Medici using just verbal communication.
 
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15. Board Game: ZÈRTZ [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:477] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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I'll not list them all (just ZERTZ because it's my favorite), but all of the games in the GIPF Project can be played a la Chess; only notation system knowledge necessary.
 
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16. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:121]
 
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And Go is an excellent choice, also utilizing a notation system.
 
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17. Board Game: Lord of the Rings [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:698]
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This game appeals to me in several ways: it is cooperative, always a plus; the rule about "keeping your cards to yourself" is idiotic anyway; the theme is excellent and often fits with the increased mental stimulation and imagination that often happens when people lose physical capability. Defeating evil can take on a whole new connotation for someone who has suffered a huge trauma like loss of arm & leg function.

Very thoughtful list, Mary.
 
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