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Board game reviews with an accessibility focus. Persistently controversial.

Meeple Like Us is producing board game reviews and game accessibility analyses aimed at mapping out the game accessibility landscape. Our intention is to build up a useful resource for those players that cannot simply take a board game down from the shelf and assume it's playable. Check out our master list for progress to date. We post new board game reviews on a Wednesday, and new accessibility teardowns on a Saturday. You can also find an index of all our board game reviews

Pit review

Pit (1903)

Continuing our occasional series of ‘games from ancient antiquity that still deserve some attention in the modern era’, let’s talk about Pit!   This is a game that was first released in 1903.  Even now it’s probably the single most efficient engine for taking a game group from quiet contemplation into…

Castles of Burgundy (2011)

My first experience with Castles of Burgundy was traumatic.   The rulebook is terrible and badly structured, the components cheap and shoddy, and there is so much setup that I eventually gave up in frustration and put the box back on the shelf for literal years.    Any one of those would…

Monopoly review

Monopoly (1933)

There was a surprisingly good response to our review of Scrabble – a review I said I’d never write because, come on, who really needs to hear anything anyone has to say about Scrabble at this point? I wrote it out of a kind of completionist compulsion. Scrabble had appeared…

Perudo review

Perudo (1800)

I’m going to do something a little unusual today.   I’m going to review a game you can probably make for yourself right now if you have a few spare dice laying around.  If you’re reading this review I’m willing to bet you’re exactly the kind of cheeky scamp that certainly…

Tigris and Euphrates review

Tigris and Euphrates (1997)

One of the difficulties a game must address is that of abstraction.  All games are abstractions in the end – some imprecise mapping of reality to representation.   The fidelity of that representation is important – it has to be at the level people are expecting for the experience they are…