Based on the author’s practical experience, the significance and design of board games in the education of people with disabilities, including those performed by university students as part of their project activities, are analyzed. The projects aimed to create a series of games catering to individuals with different disabilities, including visual and hearing impairments, musculoskeletal disorders, intellectual disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders. These games were developed in response to requests from educational institutions, psychological and pedagogical support centers, and cultural institutions. The games presented in this article are based on pre-project research conducted by the students, which focused on understanding the needs of the target audience and incorporating specific design and architectural elements into the games. The article showcases the concepts, scenarios, and designs of six games, which were created by using tactile, paper-based, and digital platforms. These games not only promote the development of tactile and emotional sensations in children and adolescents but also familiarize them with the functioning of institutions and traditional culture. Throughout the project, over 100 participants were involved in both the pre-project research and the subsequent research conducted after the games’ completion. The proposed games have potential value for educators and psychologists working in various organizations, regardless of their type or affiliation. Additionally, the game creation technology employed in this project can be applied to project-based activities involving students from different universities and fields of study. © 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe World of Games: Technologies for Experimenting, Thinking, Learning :
Subtitle of host publicationbook
EditorsD. Bylieva, A. Nordmann
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-48016-4
ISBN (Print)978-303148015-7
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISSN (Print)2367-3370

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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