Colourblindness and Games (that's color-blindness for our US friends) Keywords: colour, color, colourblind, colorblind, colour-blind, color-blind, colour blind, color blind.
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This list is perhaps over-ambitious: an attempt to discuss the most popular and highest rated games in terms of their "colourblind friendliness". It is also a work in progress - I hope we can list a lot more games than the top 25 50 75+!

About 1/20 people have some form of colourblindness. The ratio is much higher for men than for women. It is about 1/12 for caucasian males, 1/15 for asian men, and about 1/20 for african men, but only about 1/200 for women. The joys of genetics...

In any case, there are a lot of us who don't see colours "correctly", and it often seems this is overlooked by game publishers. There is no particularly bad publisher, I hasten to add!

What is needed? Use of different shaped pieces in addition to different colours. Choice of colours that actually considers colourblindness, rather than... how do publishers make that decision? Distinct symbols, rather than colours. No tiny coloured glyphs on cards! Patterned backgrounds, instead of flat colours...

Hopefully this list will help show both the problems faced by colourblind gamers, and throw up suggestions for improvements. I also hope to assist colourblind gamers with their purchases, or to at least show how games can be modified so we can play them.

Like I said: over-ambitious!

Gamers, designers and publishers who want to discuss colourblindness are very welcome at the Colourblind Gamers Guild.

Please help! Add your comments and where possible, photos!

If you have modified a game, or had difficulty playing it, please comment. If you are unable to play a game, then that is very useful information: publishers should be told, designers need to think about it, and other gamers deserve a warning.

There are lots of people with worse colour vision than me, and I don't want to give a false impression. And of course, what works for me (red/green) will not necessarily help someone with a different colour deficiency. So if you disagree about anything I have posted, jump right in.
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1. Board Game: 10 Days in Asia [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:2568]
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Essentially the same issues as with 10 Days in the USA, the red/green colour blind guy in our gaming group has a real problem with aircraft tiles. The red, green and orange are all to similar in hue and saturation to distinguish easily. Even in the strongest light, he has trouble.
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2. Board Game: 10 Days in the USA [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:2269]
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Had to mark the cards in this one several were too close for comfort:

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I just added a dot to one, a horizontal line to another and a vertical line to the third (blue was fine)
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3. Board Game: 1830: Railways & Robber Barons [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:202]
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I have not played 1830.

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4. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:212]
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5. Board Game: 6 nimmt! [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:603]
Board Game: 6 nimmt!
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6 Nimmt!

The Board
There is no board in this game.

The Cards
The cards are really the only component of the game. There are colours for different cards, but they also very clearly show the number of bull icons (the scoring component), which makes this very easy for me to play.

The Player Pieces
There are no additional player pieces in this game.

Other components
There are no other components in this game.

Personal Thoughts
This is a great game. It was recently reimplemented as The Walking Dead Card Game but it is really thinly pasted on, and I don't feel adds anything to the game. (Also, my daughter is not a fan of zombies, so she really prefers the 6 Nimmt! edition)
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6. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:72]
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Very difficult to play without extensive modification. The card colours are difficult, especially when they appear on tiny scoring glyphs.

The easiest solution is to write on almost every single card: which looks shocking and destroys any trade value. The alternative is to affix tiny stickers and then use card sleeves: tedious and costly. A label-maker (Dymo) helps.
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7. Board Game: 7 Wonders Duel [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:16]
Board Game: 7 Wonders Duel
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Colors are used exclusively in a couple places in 7 Wonders Duel and may present issues for a colorblind player. The structure of the game (all cards visible vs a Hand in 7 Wonders) allows color clarification without affecting gameplay or compromising the colorblind player.

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8. Board Game: Abyss [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:350]
Board Game: Abyss
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Abyss is in principle well playable because the colors are supported by symbols.
Colors used are yellow, red, green, blue and violet. The colors are really difficult to distinguish, especially red/green and blue/violet.
There is one exception however which relates to the guilds of the lords. They are only referred to by their color (in the manual), which makes it difficult to find out which guild a lord belongs to. Especially bothersome because some effects in the game reference guild membership and because of the central role the lords play in the game.
Helpful would be a conversion table from the color to the symbol for lords which could be created with the help of a trichromatic friend.
 
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9. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:281]
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The 99 version of this I have a lot of difficulty with a few of the colors - to help for the moment I've made some markers with the logos but I'm thinking of a better method...
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10. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:330] [Average Rating:7.99 Unranked]
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11. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #1 [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:580] [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
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12. Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:228]
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I have owned this for ages, and have not played it. blush

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13. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:123]
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I have not played AoS for about 4 years, and I don't own it.

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14. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:32]
Board Game: Agricola
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Agricola presents some problems. The base game cubes and discs are just about distinguishable, but colour-confusion is still possible. This is solved by either marking the pieces with a felt-tip pen, or replacing cubes with alternative tokens.
Sadly, the first option looks bad, and the second costs money.
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15. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:32]
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In Agricola, as in most of Uwe Rosenberg games, colors are not used as the only way to discern icons on cards and the board. Most, if not all, of his games seem to take care to be friendly to colorblind players, including distinct icons or text. The game uses a limited set of colors for resources and animals, which usually would present problems for me (Four Brown items in two shades: Wood, Clay, Cattle, Horses). The only issue I usually have is refilling the wood spot with clay.


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16. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:32]
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In Agricola, as in most of Uwe Rosenberg games, colors are not used as the only way to discern icons on cards and the board. Most, if not all, of his games seem to take care to be friendly to colorblind players, including distinct icons or text. The game uses a limited set of colors for resources and animals, which usually would present problems for me (Four Brown items in two shades: Wood, Clay, Cattle, Horses). The only issue I usually have is refilling the wood spot with clay.


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17. Board Game: Airlines Europe [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:441]
Board Game: Airlines Europe
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This is a fairly new release that I had to do some MASSIVE modifications to to make colorblind friendly.

1) Swap out similar colored planes with jets from Jet Set
2) Make player aids that reference the color, plane style, company name and logo
3) add "flags" to the scoring markers with the logo

Board Game: Airlines Europe

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18. Board Game: Alea Iacta Est [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1706]
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Received this one today and a couple of the colors are a bit to close to tell from across a table.

I just modified the offending green pieces by marking the tiles with an underline at the bottom. Unoffensive and helps a good bit.
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19. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:482]
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[red-green colorblind here]

No issues with money cards.

Buildings are sometimes difficult to distinguish if you cannot see clearly the name or the pips on the tile. Even though the building depicted is different for every building type, I find it difficult to keep my opponents in check
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20. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:245]
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Each player has a set of dice, colony markers, and (if they bought the first edition) a little rocketship for use as a score marker. This equipment is all colour-coded. The player colours are Red, Green, Yellow and Blue.
These colours can be difficult. Most of the time I can distinguish the shades chosen for Alien Frontiers, but the colony markers can be a problem. It would not surprise me to learn that some gamers have replaced the player tokens and dice.

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21. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:245]
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Played the version with the upgrade pack tonight and the red and green were indistinguishable to me - the "M&Ms" in the base game were much easier to tell apart. I do really like the looks of them so hopefully I'll either be able to paint them or just limit it to 4 players and use the purple instead.

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I finally picked these up and the domes pop off easily - I was able to color buildings with a sharpie to differentiate sets.
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One of my favorite games from BGG.con unfortunately has a number of color issues. There are a number of cards that have effects such as bonuses for every red card. The card types are labeled with a letter in the corner but the letter isn't transferred to the text that refers to the color.

Should be fairly easy to mark up but a shame they didn't do it to begin with.
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Amun-Re is almost completely colourblind friendly. The cartouche tokens (used to mark ownership of areas) have individual symbols as well as colours. These might be hard to see from across the table, but players are not going to give-up any information by looking closely. The only possible confusion involves the little bidding chips that are used during the auction phase. These could easily be altered or replaced if someone felt the need, but each player only has one of them and it seems unlikely they would be confused.

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Hoping to get this to the table soon with my colorblind son. Any insight is appreciated?
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There are some red tokens but they are juxtaposed with yellow and also have a symbol so color shouldn't be an issue.
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