Make games as universal as possible
We believe that everyone, no matter their condition, should have access to the enjoyment and benefits of board games and the happy moments they create. Consequently, we launched the Access+ studio in 2022 with the aim of providing equal and inclusive access to board games.
To make its games as universal as possible, Access+ works with healthcare professionals to develop a line of games adapted to people living with cognitive disorders.
To develop this line of products, Access+ studies all the benefits games offer (cognitive, emotional, social, behavioral, etc.), based on scientific research, the input of professionals and studies conducted on players. The team then selects the games with the most relevant benefits, reworking and adapting the materials used, the rules and the levels of difficulty to make the games accessible to as wide a range of people as possible.
The games in the Access+ line are designed to stimulate cognitive functions, spark positive emotions and foster social ties while offering players the opportunity to discover, or rediscover, the pleasure of playing together.
Dixit Universe Access+
Unveiled as a sneak preview at the latest Cannes International Games Festival, the upcoming addition to the Access+ line, Dixit Universe Access+, is set to celebrate the enchanting world of the renowned poetic games Dixit and Stella Dixit Universe!
Tailored specifically for individuals living with cognitive impairments, this edition has been meticulously crafted to ensure maximum accessibility. Among various enhancements, a cooperative version has been introduced, a game board has been incorporated for enhanced ergonomics, the rules have been fine-tuned, and progressive difficulty levels have been integrated.
We are thrilled to unveil all the secrets of Dixit Universe Access+ to you soon, stay tuned! Release in the summer of 2024.
Everyone, no matter their condition, should have access to the joy that playing games brings.
We are convinced that games are a vital contributor to well-being and greater quality of life for everyone, including people living with cognitive impairments.
We believe in the therapeutic benefits of games.
In their ability to stimulate cognitive functions and especially in their potential to foster social ties.
Maintaining social connection is our purpose.
In producing adapted games, we offer a caring experience, in which people living with certain difficulties can feel included and share moments of togetherness and fun with loved ones.
Tested in the field and validated by medical and recreation professionals, Access+ games focus on accessibility and ease of use. They stimulate a wide range of cognitive functions and promote social interaction in a positive, reassuring setting.
What our experts say
Through our games, we also give voice to our experts. Thanks to their vision, we are able to inform practitioners, caregivers and patients of the benefits of each game and the cognitive functions they engage.
Professor of Psychiatry
« Board games help people live better by improving their quality of life. »
Director of Non-Pharmaceutical Support – Korian (France)
« Games are a tool that stimulate abilities and prioritize the notions of fun and shared play. »
Remedial teacher, Bachelor of Science in academic and social adaption
« The Access+ line of games is specifically adapted to support remediation for cognitive disorders. »
Doctor of Education Sciences, manager of France’s national training center for the game and toy trades (FM2J) and head lecturer at the Lyon 1 and Lyon 2 universities.
« Playing games creates a space to be free, independent and creative, which fosters a sense of fulfillment. Games act as a social driver, a cultural object and an educational and therapeutic support. »
Hospital practitioner in psychiatry
« Play to soothe, strengthen, grow […] play as a means of care, without a doubt. »