Games for the disabled & wheelchairs
Although we have many of the games on this page, it is intended that it is a general guide to games for the disabled and wheelchair bound.
There is an inspiring list of sports that paralympians compete in at the bottom of this page. Secondly, of course, we have a massive range of traditional Dice, Card, Board and Table Games that are suitable for most categories of disabilities.
Thirdly, we have picked out some games and equipment that are especially ideal for people with disabilities and wheelchairs.
Games for the Visually Impaired / Partially sighted
Dexterity Games suitable for Wheelchairs & other disabilities
Bowling Arms in 4 sizes, balls lifters and a special lawn walking stick are designed ostensibly for lawn bowlers but can be used for many other games including boule, quoits and skittles.
We have mechanical bowling arms, special lifters to grab the bowls off a lawn and a bowlers walking stick with a large base to prevent damaging the green
Table Tennis is an official paralympic sport and certain table tennis tables are specifically designed to allow wheelchairs to get close to the table
Anyone who can throw can play rope quoits and there is also the Welsh / English indoor pub quoits game for those wanting to get more serious
A skilful pub game that is often played competitively is Shove Ha'penny. Disabled and able-bodied play on a level playing field (literally!)
Skittles are difficult for disabled people but skittles games that involve throwing a stick such as classic Swedish Kubb can be OK. Someone will need to be around to put the skittles up in the field of play though.
Finnish Molkky is another skittles game where sticks are thrown. Skittles games only work for disabled people if at least one person can set the skittles up.
Like Molkky, Kyykka is another skittles game where sticks are thrown. Skittles games only work for disabled people if at least one person can set the skittles up.