Games that are more accessible for Color Challanged Players
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I am trying to compile a list of games to help creators and players a like by seeing how other publishers/designers make games that have gone out of their way to make things easier for those of us who are "Color Challenged".

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1. Board Game: Abyss [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:324]
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Each faction has it's own symbol inside the colored icons.

 
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2. Board Game: Alchemists [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:80]
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Uses different items to represent each color:



 
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3. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:396]
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Different number of stars on each building colour.



Different symbol for each of the 4 currencies.



Although from some images on the geek, looks like some printed version of the game do not have these features.
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4. Board Game: Among the Stars [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:427] [Average Rating:7.19 Unranked]
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The latest printing addressed this issue by adding a letter inside the colored circle for each type of card it relates to.

 
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5. Board Game: Dark Gothic [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:2677] [Average Rating:6.95 Unranked]
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Little icons next to each colored circle:

 
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6. Board Game: Deus [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:303]
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Each color gets a symbol as well that is embedded:




 
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7. Board Game: Elysium [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:318]
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A superb use of icons on top of colors to help differentiate each faction.









 
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8. Board Game: Fealty [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:2394]
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Each of the factions has a distinct emblem.
 
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9. Board Game: Fresco [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:248] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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The different paint cubes in Fresco are different sizes, the smallest (red, blue, yellow) are the basic colours; the 'mixed' colours of green, orange and purple are bigger; pink (red plus purple) is bigger again; and brown (orange plus green) is biggest of all.



The tiles that show what paints are needed to paint them show the biggest cubes (pink and brown) on the top row; the purple, orange and green in the middle row; and the basic colours on the bottom row.

Played this game with my very colourblind father over Christmas, and he had no problems with it.
 
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10. Board Game: Guildhall [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:706] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Each color card has a unique icon running down the side.

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11. Board Game: Hanabi [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:274]
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Although the rules about clues gives examples regarding colors ("These two cards are green"), the developers have provided symbols on the cards ("These two cards have a X symbol on it").
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12. Board Game: Imperial Settlers [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:129]
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Color areas have unique patterns embedded in them:

 
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13. Board Game: Lewis & Clark [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:135]
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Also uses a different icon to identify the unique resources in the game along with colors:



 
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14. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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Each colored disease/card has a unique symbol:



 
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15. Board Game: Quilt Show [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:3454]
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In Quilt Show each of the 6 colors is represented by its own icon. On the fabric cards the icons are pinheads. On the quilt block tiles the icons appear embroidered in one corner of the tile.

Our earliest prototype had icons for each color. The game artists came up with the idea of pinheads and embroidery. Neither Judy nor I are color challenged, but it always made sense to us to have this little aid. I think it's a convenience for everyone.

The photos are from user punkin312 who graces the site with tons of great photos.
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16. Board Game: Scoville [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:516]
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TMG did pretty good with this game by making the different colored peppers various sizes. I do however have a problem with the greens/oranges and had to put dots on all the green peppers on all the cards. Didn't have a problem with the actual pepper meeples though.

 
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17. Board Game: Shinobi WAT-AAH! [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:3799]
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Each clan is a different color represented by a unique character and clan symbol.
 
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18. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:126] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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As a colour blind gamer it's always a pain trying to work out colours on cards, boards and components. In TTR the designers kindly gave each train colour a different symbol, duplicated on the board in the colour tracks.

Good work, Days of Wonder!

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19. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: The Card Game [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:2069]
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The ticket cards use symbols which correspond to the train cards. Much like the board game, the designer has done an excellent job at making this color independent.
 
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20. Board Game: Viceroy [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:714]
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Mayday games did a bang up job with their kickstarter to bring this game to the US and address the issues of distinguishing the tokens for red/green color challenged players by adding different amount of rings around the different colored jem tokens.

 
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