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Best Board Games with "Getting Started Video" Accessibility Settings

As part of our Accessibility Report, this page lists games that have been flagged with Getting Started - Assistance Getting Started accessibility (what support is offered to get started with the game) for the following:

Getting Started Video: Game provides a tutorial video to get you started. This video must include subtitles and offer real examples of play.


 

Carcassonne

Release Date: 27/06/2007

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: Bag, Figures, Placeables and Tokens

Carcassonne is a strategy game where you lay tiles to create a medieval landscape of farms, rivers and cities. Each new tile must match the roads, rivers, farms and cities of those around it. As you place it you can claim one of these elements that...

Kingdomino

Release Date: 01/03/2017

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: Figures and Placeables

Kingdomino is a kingdom-building game where you place domino tiles to match terrain types and score points. As you play, you build a territory in a grid that requires careful consideration of where dominoes are placed to maximise points. What makes this...

Ancestree

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: Placeables, Score Board and Tokens

Ancestree is a collecting and sequencing game where you compete to build the strongest family tree. You select and link tiles, building your family person by person, scoring points for marriages, wealth and continuous generations. It is a strategic game...

Klask

Release Date: 01/01/2013

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: Board, Figures and Tokens

Klask is an action board game that combines aspects of table football and air hockey. Your aim is to use your under-the-table-magnet-controlled player to push the ball into the opponent's goal. The twist is that you lose points if you inadvertently push...

Santorini

Release Date: 01/01/2003, updated in 2020

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: Board, Cards and Placeables

Santorini is a strategy game where you place buildings on a Greek island in an effort to get your character to the top. This creates a chess-like three-dimensional competitive puzzle that changes as each player adds pieces to the village. It's unusual...

Wavelength

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: Cards and Tokens

Wavelength is a communication guessing game where you try and read your teammate's minds. Unlike other guessing games the answers aren't right or wrong but on a sliding scale that changes each round. There's a clever wheel that secretly deals with the...

Last Defense!

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: Board, Cards, Dice, Figures and Tokens

Last Defense! is a game about saving a city from alien invasion in just twenty minutes. You play by rolling dice and moving to stop the invading monsters, free Scientists from the rubble and discover Tools. It's a simple combination of cooperative...

Exploding Kittens

Release Date: 01/01/2015

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: Cards

Exploding Kittens is a push-your-luck card game like Russian Roulette but with adorable kittens rather than bullets. You take turns drawing cards until you get the Exploding Kitten card and lose. The twist is the various comical and cunning ways you can...

Tsuro

Release Date: 01/01/2005

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: Board, Figures and Placeables

Tsuro is a strategic tile-laying traversal game where the goal is to keep your piece on the board longer than anyone else. You play by adding intricate winding Path tiles to a board to move pieces along the path that you create. It is a game of cat and...

Catan

Release Date: 01/01/1995, updated in 2013

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: Bag, Cards, Dice, Figures, Placeables, Score Board and Tokens

Catan is a strategy game set on an uninhabited island where you accumulate, spend and trade resources to build the biggest kingdom. Players must compete for space, resources and ultimately for ten victory points to be crowned the winner. What starts as...

Lost Ruins of Arnak

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: Board, Cards, Figures, Placeables and Tokens

Lost Ruins of Arnak is a collecting game where you explore an uninhabited ancient island. You play Action cards to find resources, defeat monsters and uncover treasures. It is a game about overcoming your limitations and fears in order to fully uncover...

ShipShape

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: Cards, Placeables and Tokens

ShipShape is a collecting and sequencing game where you compete to create the highest-scoring ship full of loot. You bid for hole-ridden Crate pieces, then carefully stack them in order to form your Hold. It is part auction, part puzzle where you have...

Blood Bowl

Release Date: 01/01/1986, updated in 2020

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: Board, Cards, Dice, Figures, Score Board and Tokens

Blood Bowl is a sporting and fighting American football-style game played with two teams of Tolkienesque fantasy races. They compete to either get the ball to the end zone or kill all the opponent players. Despite the violent overtones, it's a finely...

Telestrations

Release Date: 01/01/2009

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: Dice and Pen and Pad

Telestrations is a drawing, guessing party game that combines Catchphrase and Chinese Whispers. Using a wipeable game book, players work in series to sketch a secret word, guess the word, turn the page and sketch again. If the final player's guess...

Roll For It!

Release Date: 01/01/2011

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Components: Cards and Dice

Roll For It! is a push-your-luck dice game where you compete to be the first to forty points. You roll dice to complete point sequences - the more complex, the bigger the score. It is a mix of chance and strategy, where even the savviest of players can...

Downforce

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: Board, Figures and Pen and Pad

Downforce is a card-based racing game where you bid, bet and race to get ahead. At the core is a strategic racing game where track placement is key and outfoxing other players at corners is essential. But around this are other bidding and betting...

Legacy of Dragonholt

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: Cards, Text and Tokens

Legacy of Dragonholt is a tabletop role-play game in the style of Dungeons & Dragons. Here though, things are approachable with less reading and no one (game master) who has to run the game. With up to six friends, you quickly build unique heroes...

The Isle of Cats

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: Bag, Board, Cards, Figures, Pen and Pad, Placeables and Tokens

The Isle of Cats is a collecting game where you rescue cats from a doomed island by squeezing them onto your rescue boat. You play by collecting Tetris-like Cat and Treasure tiles and arranging them carefully onto your Boat board. It is a spatial puzzle...

Trial by Trolley

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Components: Board and Cards

Trial by Trolley is a game about exaggerated moral choices, based on the trolley problem that forces you to choose between two bad scenarios. Each team places a series of innocent things on their...

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