The runes sign for Imhotep
The Imhotep Labyrinth

A visionary game - not just for the blind

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Tina, Christian, Ask and Isabelle playing "The Imhotep Labyrinth" in the hall of the “Danish Association of the Blind” in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Why was the game developed?


Today, virtually all board games are developed for people who have normal vision. Games for the blind are normally games that have been developed for people that have vision, but have later been adapted so that blind people may also play them.


The Imhotep Labyrinth is a game that from the outset was developed for the blind but with the aim of also allowing people with normal vision to participate. In effect, the game can be played by everybody. There was no necessity to adapt an already existing game.


The result is an extraordinary game that the WBU (World Blind Union) considers to be very helpful and supportive in their efforts to integrate the blind into normal everyday society. At the same time, we hope that due to the natural interaction that occurs during the course of a game, barriers between the blind and those that can see will be removed; and that attention is drawn to the challenges that the blind have to face every day, due to their lack of vision.


Video interview with Arnt Holte, President World Blind Union