Social interaction is an important topic in care homes as a positive interaction between residents has a big impact on their wellbeing. One of the best ways to get people interacting in a subtle way is through games. Pretty much all games will aid social interaction, but we have singled out these ones that are being particularly effective and enjoyable to play. We have also added the Classic Games to this section as most are Social Games too. They come in different shapes and sizes but we are sure you will find a classic for everyone to enjoy.
Why not host a quiz evening? The Pub Trivia Quiz Game is great fun - you could even add some beer!
It can sometimes be a daunting prospect when going into a residential home for the first time. These games are perfect for helping new residents settle in and get to know their fellow residents too. Our Toss and Talk Ball - Getting to Know You is perfect for this. Many can be played either seated or standing and are printed on large bold text, so should ensure that everyone can join in the fun.
Why not get some gentle exercise while you play a game - our range of Target Mats is a fun way to get everyone moving you just need to throw a beanbag onto the questions - those throwing can always nominate someone else to answer if they wish.
For 'Film Buffs' everywhere, Match the Film Title Set 1 - our latest edition in the 'Match The...' series. 30 classic film titles to match up including: 'The Wizard Of Oz' and 'The Longest Day'. 60 wipe-clean tiles in large, bold print that are easy to grip for older hands. Makes a fun care home activity for people of all abilities.
Match the Foods - another fun, new addition to our popular series of Match the... games. This time, match the two halves together to make well-known foods such as: Sausage and/Mash, Welsh/Rarebit, Scotch/Broth and many more. 30 to match in large bold print - ideal for older care home residents. Especially good for anyone with a sight impairment too.
Match The Sayings - Set 1 - all the old sayings in a fun game for all abilities. Just find the two halves of each saying and match together eg: Make hay while/the sun shines, A woman's work/is never done and many more. Tiles are made from durable washable plastic in large bold print. Great for encouraging conversation and reminiscence for older care home residents with a dementia.
Match The Sayings Set 2. 30 more well known sayings to muse and match. Includes easily recognisable favourites such as: Every cloud/has a silver lining and many more. Large, chunky tactile pieces that are fully washable. Great reminiscence game for older care home residents or for anyone with a sight impairment.
By popular request, Match The Song Titles Set 1, another game in the Match the ... series. 30 song titles from the 1940s - 1960s to match together. Ideal for small groups of people with dementia. Large bold text and chunky pieces that are easy to grip. Simple, fun game for older care home residents that provides some reminisce too. Songs include 'Anything You Can Do/I Can Do Better and many more.
Looks like after-dinner chocolates but much more fun. Set of 216 questions in 6 categories to make the conversation flow. Choose from Music, Science, Sport, History, Culture or Movies.
Do you consider yourself to be a Cool Hand Luke? Well, our Cards Night Bundle is the perfect set for a fun evening. Three different card-related games that are suitable for all abilities. Money saving*
Host your own casino night with our classic Casino Games set. Complete with 200 poker chips, 2 packs of cards, felt playing mat and all stored in a neat rack. Great for any club, care home or organisation. Older people in particular will enjoy this high quality set.
2000 quiz questions covering 40 subjects and 3 ability levels, so something for everyone. A great resource for Activity Coordinators in care homes etc.
Rediscover your favourite music and memories, from rock and roll to punk, the Rolling Stones to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, pop videos to iconic festival headliners with this Music Quiz Book. With questions crossing multiple genres and decades. Sourced directly from the NME (New Music Express) archive for added authority, the quizzes are supplemented with exclusive quotes and facts from the original magazine. With around 1,000 questions spanning the 66 years of the cult magazine, this book is perfect for music aficionados of all ages.
Simply listen to the first few bars of the well known song and then name that tune! Songs are instrumental excerpts from across the decades: from 1930 to 1960.
Complete Pub Quiz kit includes everything you need for all the fun of a traditional pub quiz. 700 questions from 10 categories including: Famous People, TV & Film, Food & Drink and many more!
Fun quiz cards all done up to look like a take-away carton! Test your knowledge with these 100 music questions ranging across the decades, example; 'Which 1980s band did Morrissey rise to fame fronting?'
A fun way to test anyone's knowledge about Christianity and enjoy some gentle upper body exercise at the same time. Throw a bean bag onto a random question and try to answer the question. Can be played seated or standing.
Another fun quiz mat in the range - our Decades Floor Mat comes with 150 cards with general and personal questions through the decades to prompt conversation covering the 1940s to 1980s. A great group activity for older people including those with dementia.
Learn or reminisce about the Jewish culture with our fun floor question mat. Just throw a bean bag onto a random question and try to answer (or nominate another player?) Can be played seated or standing.
Get on your dancing shoes and quickstep your way through our latest Musical Memories Quiz Floor Mat©. Just throw your bean bag onto one of the symbols and answer the dance or music-related question. Or you might land on a 'Finish the Lyrics' where your singing (and memory) skills may be needed!
A great way to learn about or reminisce about the Nigerian culture. Just throw a bean bag onto a random question and try to answer (or nominate another player?). Can be played seated or standing.
Our Number Floor Mat and Question Card Set is a long standing favourite for people of all ages and abilities. Everyone loves to play this simple but fun number game! Throw your bean bags onto the numbers and answer the simple question to practise numeracy skills. Ideal for care home residents to keep brains sharp.
Our top selling Quiz Floor Mat and Question Card Set! Choose from 120 carefully selected simple quiz questions including: 90 Match the Song and Sayings, plus 4 colourful bean bags. Helps with gentle exercise for upper body. **2nd edition set of question cards now available! Makes a versatile game for care home residents of all abilities. Can be played seated or standing.
NEW!! If you enjoyed playing our Quiz Floor Mat© and questions, here is a brand new set that will appeal to all abilities. Same categories but with a fresh appeal!
Everything you need for a fun night in! Fun set of games to play to get everyone up and laughing. Set includes: Charades, Who am I?, Back To The Drawing Board & Don't Say A Word, dice, timer, pencils, answer pad, 4 x headbands and instructions.
PicLink is a highly versatile game intended for those with developmental disorders as well as older people living with a dementia. Uses colour/type recognition but can also be used for same/different, memory recall and encourage conversation. 36 durable cards to use with a group or individual. Includes suggestions on how to use the resource. Clear photographic images to help jog memory and past experiences.
Observe the different images, then put yourself in the characters shoes and try to guess what they're thinking? 54 varied fun images with 22 blank dialogue shapes to help express your opinions.
These Colour Placement Tiles will brighten up everyone's day. Can be used for colour matching, contrast, similar tone e.g pastel or vibrant, games such as using a colour and asking what items are that colour and then extending it to talk about one of the items in more detail, personal memories, likes/dislikes. Makes a versatile activity for care home residents for individual or groups.
A well-loved traditional game in a jumbo size with easy-to-handle, brightly coloured foam pieces.