Adapted Sorry Board Game

By PJ Durand on Sep 05, 2013

Board games can be challenging for students who are visually impaired: it’s difficult to see the items on the board and to differentiate the playing pieces. This Sorry® board was created specifically for students with low or no vision; it gives students an opportunity to play a game and practice social skills. Lessons include Recreation and Leisure, and Social Skills.

Materials

  • Wood and paint, for making large-size Sorry® board
  • Two of each: wing nut, screw, rounded wooden ball, wooden circle (the last two painted different colors)
  • Four pegs.

Procedure

Sorry game pegsBuild a larger, wooden version of the commercial Sorry® game, drilling larger holes that could be seen by students with low vision. Create a card holder for the center of the board. The four playing pieces can be differentiated by affixing a wing nut, screw, rounded wooden ball, and a wooden circle onto each of the four pegs. The additional wing nut, screw, etc. is then affixed to one of the four corners, identifying it as home base for the player with the corresponding peg. Students with low or no vision can use tactile cues to play the game.

Collage of adapting the game of Sorry