Game Grids, if this project gets off the ground, is not only going to be something useful for many board game players, but *unbelievably* useful for disabled gamers.
The short of it is that these grids offer a place to put tile pieces so they don’t shift around during play. This is *huge* for any low-vision or motor-impaired gamer who has trouble dealing with small tiles. With something like Game Grids, Alhambra (read our review) becomes less of a chore and more of a game again. Carcassonne becomes much less daunting.
This Kickstarter project is in need of a lot of help and doesn’t have a lot of time left. It’s billed as a useful way to keep organized when playing tile-based games, but it has the hidden benefit of being a great tool for disabled gamers — and that’s something we all should be able to get behind.
Can we all show this project some support? Even if the goal isn’t reached this time, if the designer knows people are watching and rooting for him he may be encouraged to try again with another tactic or some renewed interest. Perhaps a redesigned grid that will support additional games.
The gaming world needs more tools like this that enabled gamers with disabilities.