The Barts Health library has an extensive collection of educational board games, which can be used in training sessions and can help you gain CPD credits.
If you’re interested in using one of our games for CPD or training, or would like us to help facilitate your game, please email us.
Chiji Guidebook and Cards
Support your reflective practice with these tools
Top Tip: Contains two sets of Chiji cards to facilitate reflective practice and discussion, and a guidebook containing activity ideas for using Chiji cards.
Circle of Life: End of Life Care Board Game
Consolidate your learning around end of life care
Top Tip: Up to four teams can play, with questions covering Communication, Advanced Care Planning, Last Days of Life, Assessment, Symptom Management, Cultural Considerations, Spirituality and Bereavement.
Improve your knowledge and skills around communication
Top Tip: Play in teams to share best practice and learn about the communication barriers your patients may face.
Challenge yourself to use simple, jargon-free language
Top Tip: This taboo-style game challenges you to describe medical conditions without using jargon.
Test your ability to understand, recognise and minimise medication errors
Top Tip: A snakes and ladders style game with questions to challenge your medication know-how.
Game of Stools
Learn about C. difficile in an engaging and effective way
Top Tip: This game teaches you about C.diff and then tests you on that knowledge.
Harm Free Game
Understand your role in reducing patient harm
Top Tip: This is a simulation and discussion based game where you must ensure your patient is kept safe from different harms.
Infection Control Game
Follow the complexities and dynamics of an infection outbreak on a virtual ward
Top Tip: This cooperative simulation game takes you through a shift on the Burton Ward, where you react to developments as they come in and discuss everything with your team.
Generate discussion around how observations relate to a patient’s health
Top Tip: Particularly useful for staff who require further education and following incidents.
Learn about preventing malnutrition and dehydration
Top Tip: This snakes and ladders style game with questions is best played in teams.
Improve your decision making and prioritisation skills
Top Tip: This simulation-based game is highly recommended for student and newly qualified nurses.
Gain awareness of the barriers faced by disabled people
Top Tip: Move around the board and answer questions on the possible barriers faced by people with disabilities in order to win points. Best played in teams to facilitate discussions.
Improve care delivery skills and awareness of sepsis
Top Tip: Race around the board, answering questions about sepsis. This game is best played in teams.
Stop the Pressure Game
Learn about the prevention of pressure ulcers
Top Tip: Move around the board and answer questions to receive SSKIN tokens. Best played in teams to facilitate discussion.
Develop a deeper understanding of patient care at each stage of the stroke journey
Top Tip: Follow your patient on their stroke journey through the Emergency, Acute, Rehabilitation and Community settings. Includes questions on FAST.
Teams That Care Game
Explore the practical steps that teams can take to work together more effectively
Top Tip: Useful for teams in project management or service delivery. Contains questions on topics including Introduction to Teamwork, Shared Vision & Objectives, Communication & Trust, and Innovation & Change.
Working Stress Game
A unique ‘serious’ game that teaches staff how to cope with work-related stress more effectively.
Top Tip: Play in two teams to answer questions and complete activities to facilitate discussions around the impact of stress and burnout and explore different techniques to help and manage stress.