The inherent and intrinsic pleasure in playing “table” games has a rich history!

 

The origin of Checkers is known to be somewhere around 3000 BC. There are also a number of variations in various countries.

Rehab Games has 10 versions of checkers with modifications on how to make it an easier or quicker game!

The first reference for the card game Solitaire appeared in the late 1700’s in northern Europe, and arrived in France in the early 1800’s. Napoleon Bonaparte spent time playing the game during his exile at St. Helena in 1816, and solitaire (aka patience) became a popular pastime among the French. English collections appeared in the 1860. Charles Dickens represented Magwitch as playing “patience” with ragged cards” in Great Expectations (1861), and Queen Victoria’s German husband, Albert, was a keen player.

Rehab Games has 23 Solitaire games with large print directions matching the pictures on how to play. Adaptations on how to make the game easier for a person to win are given!  Beyond Solitaire, Rehab Games has easy to follow directions and pictures to family card games like Rummy, Go Fish, War, etc. and many more. Problem solving, sequencing, vision training and communication can be “graded” by the choice of games.

Dominoes are believed to have originated in China in the 12th century, and possibly in Egypt or Arabia. Dominoes appeared in Italy in the early eighteenth century, and spread to the rest of Europe, becoming one of the most popular games in both family parlors and pubs alike!

Rehab Games has 12 variations on playing dominoes! Ask how to make it easier for those with dementia!

The two sizes of Large magnetic game pieces allow handicapped people access to playing Fun games on the Large checkerboards.

A senior can choose a game to play alone or in a social gathering. Life enrichment, cognitive stimulation and competition are some of the popular reasons. The added bonus of rehab games being in a vertical orientation adds value. This is seen for the following diagnosis of stroke, head injury and other neurological diagnosis, hip fractures, failure to thrive, Alzheimer’s, balance, fall prevention. Motivation to finish the game for achieving more out of bedtime and better health is key! Once a routine is established the senior looks forward in anticipation to repeating the game and doing better!