The Tovertafel console

Average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
11 User Reviews
Join our webinar

Interactive and stimulating game-based therapeutic tool


See the Tovertafel in action and learn about the research that led to the development of the magic table, the co-design process, and the benefits of this innovation. Register here (open to all)

A product from the company Tover 

Created in the Netherlands by Dre Hester Le Riche, Tovertafel - magic table in Dutch, is a care solution for people living with Alzheimer's or cognitive disorders based on research and co-creation with collective living environments.

Tovertafel projects interactive games and vibrant images onto a surface. The various games react to senior players' movements and have one thing in common: they have a useful purpose in addition to providing joy and entertainment.

Tovertafel's design is based on empirical advances and catalyzed by state-of-the-art technology:

  • Based on scientific research
  • Tested on a large scale
  • Continuously adapted for optimal effectiveness

How can the Tovertafel help you?

The effects of Tovertafel have been documented for 3 types of users:

  • On participating players, typically senior residents in care homes
    • Breaks through apathy
    • Increases physical activity
    • Reduces negative emotions and increases positive emotions
    • Reduces restless and tense behavior
    • Increases social activity and contributes to more enjoyment
  • On care workers
    • Improves the relationship between care worker or healthcare professionals and resident
    • Increases the work pleasure
    • Promotes interaction and helps to connect
  • On families
    • Increases the fun during family visits
    • Increases the possibilities to do something during the visit

Technical specifications

  • The console includes a high quality projector, infrared sensors, a speaker and a processor
  • Interactive games are projected on any table
  • The device is equipped with a wifi connection that allows for real-time updates of the games
  • A quick click system allows you to move the console around your establishment

Contact our team for more information!

Contact The Tovertafel console

Contact The Tovertafel console by phone or visit the website. Use the form below to send them your questions or comments.

Contact Form

Customer Reviews

Average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
11 customer reviews
Eugeria's Take

Our team loved testing the Tovertafel, it's a fascinating console and has stimulated the interest of everyone at Eugeria. We brought it to several residents and were amazed at how easily they adopted the games on the Tovertafel. Witnessing the direct effects of the games on people with cognitive disabilities during our demonstrations has brought us great emotion and moments of sharing with the residents.


Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
Eugeria replied:
By Lois Harris, Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator, Nakile Home for Special Care Argyle, Nova Scotia
We encourage all departments and families to use the tover.
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
Nakile is a relatively small long-term care facility with 48 residents built in 1989 in a rural fishing community located in Nova Scotia. As the diagnosis of Dementia is progressively increasing in Canada there has also been a notably shift in our population at Nakile over the years. As over 85% of our population at Nakile has some from of Dementia we have been slowly revamping how our Therapeutic Recreation Team provides meaningful age-stage opportunities to those living at Nakile, while taking into consideration our barriers including our physical environment - we have very limited space. My co-worker was looking for a new programming idea and stumbled across “The Tover”. We instantly loved the concept as it is researched based with continuing updated content, adult themes, space saving design and user-friendly layout that encouraged not only our department to use the tover as part of our goal related programs but encouraging our families and other staff to use the system with our residents. Like most recreation departments we were concerned about price as we work with a very limited budget but presented the idea to our board regardless. Our amazing board members jumped in and canvased our local community businesses, and they gave generously and before we knew it, we were Tovering! We encourage all departments and families to use the tover. We are often moving the projection box from it’s two locations. Having the tover out in a common room is perfect for impromptu family interactions or evening sessions with our Dementia Support staff but we love having the ability to control the environment in our closed off multipurpose room. This allows us to transform it into a sensory room or use the tover to work one on one or in small groups without distractions. Like with all new equipment there were a few hiccups along the way however the staff at Eugeria is always eager to assist and is quick to respond. We definitely don’t regret our purchase and look forward to using the device for years to come. We can’t wait to see what other games will be added next!
February 20, 2023
By Louis Gagnon, Technicien en loisir à Centre Villa Bonheur - Granby , Québec
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
At the moment everything is going well with the machine, I use it on the floors and in the big room. I also use it for themes such as Halloween and storytelling. It is wonderful.
January 6, 2023
By Andrea Chartrand, Gestionnaire de loisirs, Centre d’accueil Champlain, Ottawa
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
We have been using the Tovertafel for 9 months, and find it to be an excellent tool for entertainment, socialization and stimulation for our residents with mild to late-stage dementia. Families are impressed and sometimes surprised by the interaction that is possible with their loved one who may have lost abilities. We have found that by playing appropriate games on the Tovertafel, some residents can regain memories, words, and most importantly, a smile. Our vision for the future is to encourage visitors and staff to get involved with the Tovertafel.
October 20, 2022
By Kaitlyn Edwards, Recreation Therapy Manager, Shepherd’s Care Foundation
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
The Tovertafel has been an amazing care tool for our residents! Residents can benefit in all functional domains while using this device. We have noticed an increase in socialization when residents are engaged in playing a game together. For some of our residents, English is not their first language, and using the Tovertafel with them and other residents has helped to enhance communication and find some common ground. The Tovertafel has sparked conversations between the staff, residents, and with families. The fact that the Tovertafel has different levels also ensures that we are matching the abilities of our residents with the most suitable games. The Tovertafel is a multi-sensory and enjoyable tool that we will continue to use for years to come! I can’t wait to see what other games and options are released onto the Tovertafel in the future!
September 23, 2022
By Keltie Dewald, Director of Recreation, Mayfair Care Centre
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
We have a new resident whose primary language is Spanish and speaks limited English. One of my Rec Aides also speaks Spanish and she took her to the Tovertafel this morning to play a few of the games. The resident told her that she has felt very depressed since being here, but playing the games was the first time she felt happy. They played together for almost an hour! I was so happy to hear my Rec Aide tell me that story
July 28, 2022

Other options: Breaking social isolation



A sensory companion designed to bring moments of relaxation to people living...