Educational board games can make learning fun!

Did you know that we stock a range of educational board games to make learning about important topics engaging and fun?

These can be borrowed for use with your team, and library staff can come and help facilitate a game for your team. Most of them just require a table and chairs to play. If the game you need is not held at your site, you can either ask library staff to have it sent over, or you can reserve it on the library catalogue with your library card number.

The complete list is below, with links to the game’s website for more information.

  • Care Certificate Game
    Competency assessment tool for Care Certificate training. Game will work in 1-to-1 sessions or can be used by 2 to 12 players in two teams. It is designed to be flexible and practical and assessors can choose the number of players, length of time the game will be played for and which questions should be answered. The central area of the board is a simple competency assessment chart that allows everyone to see where their strengths and weaknesses are offering a guide to where attention needs to be focused
  • Communication Game
    Understand communication support needs and improve communication skills. 4 to 12 players in two teams. Facilitator requires no expertise in topic.
  • Drug Round Game
    Understand, recognise and minimise medication errors. 4 to 12 players in two teams, 45 to 60 minutes playing time. Facilitator requires no expertise in topic.
  • Game of Stools
    Improve prevention and management of clostridium difficile. 2 to 8 players in two teams, up to 30 minutes playing time, no facilitator required.
  • Harm Free Game: Improving Patient Outcomes
    Practice risk assessment to reduce avoidable patient harm, covering areas such as pressure ulcers, falls, catheter acquired urinary tract infections, VTE, medication errors, nutrition and hydration. 2 to 14 players in two teams, 45 to 60 minutes playing time. Facilitator requires no expertise in topic.
  • Hydration Game
    Recognise and minimise dehydration for patients, residents and staff. 4 to 12 players in two teams, 45 to 60 minutes playing time. Facilitator requires no expertise in topic.
  • Infection Control Game
    Recognise and manage an infection outbreak in a hospital ward. DVD playback facilities required. 5 to 15 players, around 60 minutes playing time. A facilitator with some knowledge of infection control is useful.
  • MaP Game (Focus on Mental and Physical Health) – Workplace edition
    Helps open up the conversation of mental health at work to help organisations support employee’s mental health. 2 to 12 players,  45 to 60 minutes playing time. No facilitator required.
  • Nutrition Game
    Understand malnutrition and improve how you support people to eat and drink. 4 to 12 players in two teams, 30 to 60 minutes playing time. Facilitator requires no expertise in topic.
  • Sepsis Game
    Raise awareness of sepsis and improve recognition and management of sepsis. 4 to 12 players in two teams, 45 to 60 minutes playing time. Facilitator requires no expertise in topic.
  • Stop the Pressure: Helping to Prevent Pressure Ulcers
    Recognise and reduce avoidable pressure ulcers. 4 to 12 players in two teams, 45 to 60 minutes playing time. Facilitator requires no expertise in topic.
  • Working Stress
    Help clinicians manage stress and avoid burnout. 4 to 12 players in two teams, around 30 to 60 minutes playing time.  No facilitator required.

Serious fun with educational board games

Did you know that we stock a range of educational board games to make learning about important topics engaging and fun?

These can be borrowed for use with your team, and library staff can come and help facilitate a game for your team.

The complete list is below, with links to the publishers website for more information on how they work, numbers of players, time to allow etc.

Serious fun with educational board games

Did you know our libraries stock board games? These are educational board games (sorry, no Monopoly or Cluedo!) that can be used by teams to teach important concepts.

We have two already available – The Infection Control Game, and The Sepsis Game.

In addition, coming soon are…

  • The Drug Round Game
  • Game of Stools
  • The Nutrition Game
  • The Communication Game
  • The Hydration Game

These have been developed for use by healthcare staff, and have been used successfully at other Trusts. They can be borrowed to play in your departments, or we can help arrange a session in the Learning Centre or Education Centre (subject to room availability). Perhaps you could challenge another team to a game?