Dear fellow geeks,
a poster asked about what to play with elder citizens in a retirement community. http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/422672 This inspired me to look into what professional publishers designed for the growing group of senior gamers...
First one: Memory:
Quite some senior citizen games are memory games. At first glance this seems to be weird. Memory is a childrengs game mechanic specifically because children have more neural connections in their brains and can outämemory adults. Which lets them beat Daddy and gives a sense of accomplishment. For senior citizens the opposite is true, memory is a bit lacking as the body and the brain ages. BUT its always good to train the brain. There are even companies selling therapeutic memory games to nursing homes...
Länder Memo or countries memory. Big cards, familiar sights...
Kunst Memo or art memory.
Second contender: Brain teaser and Quiz:
Dominoes with big tokens...
Fourth: Traditional Games:
A collection of dice and card games like Rommee, Yahtzee...
Card games where one can entertain oneself.
this one is about matching cards depicting coffee mugs (Kaffeeklatsch means something like gossip at the coffee table and was a tv show too, where the host invited elderly people and they talked about celebrities mostly).
- Last edited Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:20 am (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:17 am