The Tovertafel UP is a fun care innovation that encourages adults with a intellectual disability to take part in physical activity and social interaction. The challenging games can be played either independently or with supervision.

What is the Tovertafel UP?

Are you looking for a social and energetic activity for people with intellectual disabilities? The Tovertafel UP brings people with moderate to serious intellectual disabilities together in their natural surroundings. The result? A lot of fun and a lively and comfortable atmosphere. The games are unique because of their grown-up character and their accessibility for people with differing developmental levels. The Tovertafel has added value for each client: some actively join in on the fun, while others take part from a distance.


The Tovertafel is a little box that can be mounted on the ceiling, for instance, above the dining room table of a day care or care home. Inside the box is, among other things, a high-quality projector, infrared sensors, speaker, and processor that work together to project the games onto the table. Because the colourful objects respond to hand and arm movements, clients get to play with the light itself.
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How was the Tovertafel developed?

Research is central to what we do. Not only did the Tovertafel emerge from the PhD research of Hester Le Riche, all our products are the result of a thorough design process. At Active Cues, we always have several students doing research for their studies.


We develop the Tovertafel games through the co-design method, working together with the target group and their environment. We talk with care workers and family members and each new game is tested with the clients. Because we actively involve them in the design process, we can tailor our products to their needs and interest, and thereby ensure that games will stimulate them as best as possible. See the research that went into developing the Tovertafel Original

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  • Shopping list

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  • Numbercombinations

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  • Colouring book

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Benefits of the Tovertafel UP

  • The Tovertafel UP contains a strong group component and stimulates playing together
  • The games were developed through co-design: together with the target group
  • The clients can play with the Tovertafel independently
  • Everyone can take part at their own level
  • The Tovertafel results in valuable interactions with relatives, informal carers and care staff
  • The Tovertafel does not take up any space and is not in the way
  • Extensive range of games: each game has its own goals
  • We offer an optimal service to make using the Tovertafel as easy as possible

Purchasing a Tovertafel

We place a high value on quality and service, and with our extensive service we ensure that the installation and use of Tovertafel is as simple as possible. For more information about the costs, please contact us.

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Why Active Cues?

Training & support

Discover all the possibilities of the Tovertafel! After the Tovertafel is installed, we offer staff and family members extensive support on the daily use of the Tovertafel. We even provide you with a special Tovertafel buddy!

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Because we use the co-design method and actively involve our target groups in the design process, we can tailor our products to their needs and interest. That way, we ensure that games will stimulate them as best as possible

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Scientific research

The Tovertafel is based on scientific research. In her PhD research, Hester Le Riche studied how the physical and social environment affect activity among older people with dementia. She also did a literature study into their play experiences.

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Do you have questions about the Tovertafel, or do you want to know more about purchasing the Tovertafel or one of its games? Then perhaps you can find the answer in the FAQs. If you would prefer to speak to someone in person, please get in touch.

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