Recently I was invited over to my friend Dan’s house, “The Gameboy Geek” gameboygeek.com, for a gaming party. Never been to a gaming party before; therefore, I didn’t know what to expect – this would be the first time I’ve actually played board games with hearing loss. (Yea, It’s been a few years….hahaha!) I admit, I’m not usually one to sit still long enough to play board games, but I decided to go and check it out.
There were several tables set up and a different game was being played at each table. Quickly into our table game, I realized I couldn’t keep up – I forgot how interactive gaming was! As a matter of fact, one game we played involved quite a bit of collaboration. I admit, I was lost and decided to just observe, but it made me sad because I wanted to be a part of the fun.
After the gaming event, I reached out to Dan (or “Geek” as I call him) to share my difficulty in playing games at his party. I asked if he could suggest some games that would be good for people with hearing loss and here are his suggestions:
Happy salmon. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OrM7qspTSrs
Reverse Charades https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DPyKCjHzpzQ
Letter Tycoon https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hw1VU28CApE
Dan makes it easy by showing you how to play each game in the videos, I like that and look forward to having a gaming party of my own very soon! What’s your favorite board game to play?