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Meeple Like Us is engaged in mapping out the accessibility landscape of board-games, providing comprehensive accessibility teardowns of popular titles. The intention is to build up a useful resource for those players that cannot simply take a game down from the shelf and assume it's playable. Check out our master list for progress to date. We post new reviews on a Wednesday, and new teardowns on a Saturday.

Imperial Settlers review

Imperial Settlers (2014)

Let’s get the obvious thing out of the way first.  Imperial Settlers is a beautiful game.  It is replete with the most adorable art, and the most invitingly charming aesthetic.  Don’t be fooled though.  Despite its appearance, Imperial Settlers is a game that has all the whimsical levity of a…

Hive review

Hive (2001)

Putting my cards (tiles) on the table early, I’m going to say I don’t like Hive. I’m also going to say it’s not really the fault of the game. I’ve seen more than enough supporting evidence that shows this is a rich experience with endless strategic and…

Rhino Hero review

Rhino Hero (2011)

We haven’t reviewed a lot of dexterity games on Meeple Like Us – not yet, at least. It’s not for lack of opportunities – I have a number of them on my shelves. It’s just – they’re exhausting to play. You flick a thing at another…

Legend of Drizzt review

The Legend of Drizzt (2011)

D&D fourth edition was considered by many to be something of an RPG war-crime. I bought the books, but never played it beyond a forum campaign I briefly ran. To be fair, I was most familiar with the second edition rules – I was so comfortable with…

Forbidden Island Review

Forbidden Island (2010)

There’s a famous (ish) radio programme over here in Britain called Desert Island Discs. It’s been a national institution for over seventy years and posits a simple question to its guests – if you were stranded as a castaway on an island somewhere, which eight albums would you…

Lords of Vegas review

Lords of Vegas (2010)

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to review a board game about being a gangster. I’ll be honest though, I didn’t expect a theme as glitzy and glamorous as running chains of a high-stake casino in the mob-riddled Vegas strip would come in such a…

Love Letter (2012)

I don’t like Love Letter, and I’m not entirely convinced that’s not a failing on my part. How could I not experience moments of self-doubt in making a statement like that? It’s love letter. It’s a beautiful game adored by almost everyone. There are sixteen…

Codenames Pictures review

Codenames Pictures (2016)

We very recently reviewed Codenames for Meeple Like Us – if you’ve already read that review, you can skip through an awful lot of this post. Here’s your one sentence review – Codename Pictures is exactly like Codenames, but with pictures. This review then you should probably think…