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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2. Board Game: 10 Days in the USA added by millercv on 2012-05-31 21:38:00
3. Board Game: 1830: Railways & Robber Barons added by Ozludo on 2011-06-26 03:50:50
4. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 09:36:54
5. Board Game: 6 nimmt! added by dbezzant on 2013-10-20 22:00:41
6. Board Game: 7 Wonders added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:32:16
7. Board Game: 7 Wonders Duel added by phillipwilson on 2017-03-08 09:09:07
8. Board Game: Abyss added by MadHamish on 2015-10-22 16:07:23
9. Board Game: Acquire added by millercv on 2011-06-22 12:26:11
10. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 09:46:36
11. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #1 added by Ozludo on 2011-06-27 09:09:10
12. Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 09:02:48
13. Board Game: Age of Steam added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:45:23
14. Board Game: Agricola added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:04:36
15. Board Game: Agricola added by phillipwilson on 2017-03-08 09:18:15
16. Board Game: Agricola added by phillipwilson on 2017-03-08 09:18:32
17. Board Game: Airlines Europe added by millercv on 2011-06-22 12:23:24
18. Board Game: Alea Iacta Est added by millercv on 2012-03-20 22:11:10
19. Board Game: Alhambra added by AndreaGot on 2019-07-08 08:55:41
20. Board Game: Alien Frontiers added by Ozludo on 2011-06-26 08:35:33
21. Board Game: Alien Frontiers added by millercv on 2012-07-24 00:24:08
22. Board Game: Among the Stars added by millercv on 2012-11-28 23:42:57
23. Board Game: Amun-Re added by Ozludo on 2011-06-26 02:35:46
24. Board Game: Anachrony added by GeekChaCha on 2017-02-23 06:48:01
25. Board Game: Android: Infiltration added by millercv on 2012-07-17 16:06:11
26. Board Game: Android: Netrunner added by Ozludo on 2013-02-09 23:14:30
27. Board Game: Antiquity added by Ozludo on 2011-06-26 08:37:12
28. Board Game: Architects of the West Kingdom added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-17 09:08:39
29. Board Game: The Ares Project added by DukeofChutney on 2012-04-13 10:08:14
30. Board Game: Arkham Horror added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 07:11:10
31. Board Game: Ascending Empires added by millercv on 2012-03-20 22:17:58
32. Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang added by Ozludo on 2011-06-29 09:09:11
33. Board Game: Automobile added by Ozludo on 2011-06-26 03:51:48
34. Board Game: Automobiles added by Ozludo on 2016-11-19 22:49:32
35. Board Game: Axis & Allies added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-17 09:06:02
36. Board Game: Azul added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-17 08:01:33
37. Board Game: Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-17 08:05:23
38. Board Game: Azul: Summer Pavilion added by AndreaGot on 2020-05-05 05:29:23
39. Board Game: Barony added by russ on 2017-11-30 15:20:42
40. Board Game: Barrage added by AndreaGot on 2019-08-30 08:21:31
41. Board Game: Bastion added by apollak10 on 2019-09-01 14:29:30
42. Board Game: Battle Line added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 08:39:29
43. Board Game: BattleLore added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 07:06:55
44. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:41:48
45. Board Game: Bellz! added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-19 05:21:01
46. Board Game: Black Fleet added by MadHamish on 2015-06-13 13:17:40
47. Board Game: Blokus added by Oliphant on 2011-06-23 23:24:08
48. Board Game: Blood Bowl (Third Edition) added by Ozludo on 2011-06-30 08:59:08
49. Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 07:13:25
50. Board Game: Blood Rage added by mctom on 2016-03-12 22:21:47
51. Board Game: Blue Moon City added by yolandavi on 2020-04-26 23:20:50
52. Board Game: Brass: Lancashire added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:18:57
53. Board Game: Bruges added by eviljelloman on 2014-07-18 09:14:23
54. Board Game: Burano added by GeekChaCha on 2017-11-29 14:20:00
55. Board Game: Carcassonne added by Ozludo on 2011-06-23 09:14:36
56. Board Game: Carcassonne: Amazonas added by Meat on 2017-01-05 12:46:55
57. Board Game: Cargo Noir added by aramis on 2011-11-19 01:29:18
58. Board Game: Carpe Diem added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-17 08:22:18
59. Board Game: Carson City added by Ozludo on 2011-06-30 08:52:05
60. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy added by millercv on 2012-11-29 00:12:30
61. Board Game: Catan added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 07:55:31
62. Board Game: CATAN 3D Collector's Edition added by Oliphant on 2011-06-23 23:19:08
63. Board Game: Cavemen: The Quest for Fire added by mctom on 2013-01-18 17:09:40
64. Board Game: Caverna: The Cave Farmers added by myrm on 2016-12-06 10:12:12
65. Board Game: Caylus added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:21:56
66. Board Game: Century: Eastern Wonders added by Molokov on 2018-09-16 19:41:43
67. Board Game: Century: Spice Road added by AndreaGot on 2019-12-05 08:22:31
68. Board Game: Chakra added by AndreaGot on 2019-11-05 09:17:07
69. Board Game: Chaos in the Old World added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 09:03:46
70. Board Game: Chicago Express added by Ozludo on 2011-06-29 09:29:04
71. Board Game: Citadels added by Ozludo on 2011-06-30 07:58:28
72. Board Game: Citrus added by Susie_Cat on 2017-03-08 09:29:38
73. Board Game: Civilization added by Ozludo on 2011-06-23 09:09:05
74. Board Game: Clash of Cultures added by mctom on 2014-09-07 07:47:44
75. Board Game: Clash of Monarchs added by jrtracy on 2011-06-21 17:30:33
76. Board Game: Claustrophobia added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 07:04:42
77. Board Game: Coal Baron added by phillipwilson on 2017-03-08 09:29:04
78. Board Game: Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas added by DukeofChutney on 2012-04-13 10:06:49
79. Board Game: Coloretto added by sos1 on 2018-12-09 09:17:20
80. Board Game: Combat Commander: Europe added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:54:58
81. Board Game: Combat Commander: Pacific added by Ozludo on 2011-06-27 09:24:55
82. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:43:02
83. Board Game: Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! – Russia 1941-42 added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 09:52:10
84. Board Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! – Kursk 1943 added by Ozludo on 2011-06-26 02:42:39
85. Board Game: Container added by Morganza on 2011-06-22 13:05:16
86. Board Game: Copenhagen: Roll & Write added by amish_rabbi on 2019-07-11 14:54:12
87. Board Game: Copycat added by mctom on 2013-01-18 17:35:02
88. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter added by Ozludo on 2011-06-26 02:50:15
89. Board Game: Crokinole added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 08:42:31
90. Board Game: Cryptid added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-17 08:28:12
91. Board Game: Cuzco added by AndreaGot on 2019-10-03 10:15:51
92. Board Game: Cyclades added by Ozludo on 2011-06-26 04:00:01
93. Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach added by jmpdias on 2012-02-07 17:15:26
94. Board Game: Deep Blue added by AndreaGot on 2020-01-27 09:31:36
95. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 07:57:16
96. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) added by mctom on 2012-12-04 05:08:41
97. Board Game: Discworld: Ankh-Morpork added by millercv on 2012-03-20 22:28:55
98. Board Game: Dixit added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 07:51:20
99. Board Game: Dixit: Odyssey added by mctom on 2012-12-04 05:18:07
100. Board Game: Dominant Species added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:51:47
101. Board Game: Dominion added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:17:47
102. Board Game: Dominion: Intrigue added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:17:25
103. Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii added by dbezzant on 2013-10-20 21:58:43
104. Board Game: Dune added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 08:45:37
105. Board Game: Dungeon Lords added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 09:39:55
106. Board Game: DVONN added by Ozludo on 2011-06-29 09:34:21
107. Board Game: Earth Reborn added by Ozludo on 2011-06-26 04:01:21
108. Board Game: Eclipse added by millercv on 2012-03-20 22:21:33
109. Board Game: Egizia added by Ozludo on 2011-06-27 09:26:38
110. Board Game: Eight-Minute Empire: Legends added by ayejae on 2016-03-18 13:07:46
111. Board Game: Empires of the Void added by DarkSir23 on 2013-01-24 21:17:57
112. Board Game: Emu Ranchers added by dbezzant on 2013-10-20 22:02:37
113. Board Game: Endeavor added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 09:50:00
114. Board Game: Endeavor: Age of Sail added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-19 05:18:30
115. Board Game: Epic Card Game added by MadHamish on 2015-10-22 16:24:56
116. Board Game: Evo added by myrm on 2016-08-07 16:36:05
117. Board Game: The Faceless added by AndreaGot on 2020-01-07 04:59:38
118. Board Game: Fate of the Norns: Gulveig added by LuisDantas on 2014-02-01 09:41:35
119. Board Game: Finca added by millercv on 2013-01-08 00:03:10
120. Board Game: Firefly: The Game added by dbezzant on 2013-10-20 21:57:31
121. Board Game: Food Chain Magnate added by AndreaGot on 2019-10-04 08:06:21
122. Board Game: A Fool's Fortune added by mctom on 2013-01-18 16:44:37
123. Board Game: Francis Drake added by dbezzant on 2013-10-25 12:43:54
124. Board Game: Freedom: The Underground Railroad added by dbezzant on 2013-10-20 22:01:29
125. Board Game: Fresco added by Ozludo on 2011-06-29 08:51:33
126. Board Game: Friday the 13th added by aaarg_ink on 2011-12-22 06:23:26
127. Board Game: Friedrich added by Ozludo on 2011-07-06 08:36:24
128. Board Game: Frogriders added by GeekChaCha on 2017-11-29 14:21:07
129. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 07:07:38
130. Board Game: A Game of Thrones added by Ozludo on 2011-06-26 08:09:12
131. Board Game: A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition) added by myrm on 2016-08-24 02:35:03
132. Family: Game: Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game added by nightglider1 on 2016-03-17 09:40:52
133. Board Game: Gemblo added by millercv on 2012-03-20 22:34:50
134. Board Game: Genoa added by Ozludo on 2011-07-03 06:54:48
135. Board Game: Ghost Blitz added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-17 09:30:00
136. Board Game: Ghost Stories added by Ozludo on 2011-06-29 08:55:36
137. Board Game: Gizmos added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-17 09:14:20
138. Board Game: Glory to Rome added by Ozludo on 2011-06-27 09:05:43
139. Board Game: Go added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 09:06:44
140. Board Game: Goa added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 08:26:09
141. Board Game: Going, Going, GONE! added by ayejae on 2016-03-29 04:05:18
142. Board Game: Grand Austria Hotel added by jmoyer01 on 2017-03-09 15:42:26
143. Board Game: El Grande added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:27:47
144. Board Game: La Granja added by phillipwilson on 2017-03-08 09:20:49
145. Board Game: Great Western Trail added by AndreaGot on 2019-08-19 05:48:16
146. Board Game: Greener added by AndreaGot on 2019-10-03 10:17:16
147. Board Game: Hammer of the Scots added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 07:56:34
148. Board Game: Hanabi added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-17 09:12:41
149. Board Game: Hanabi & Ikebana added by aaarg_ink on 2011-12-22 06:29:22
150. Board Game: Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:53:23
151. Board Game: Hansa Teutonica added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 09:43:42
152. Board Game: Hats added by AndreaGot on 2019-11-05 09:20:09
153. Board Game: Le Havre added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:13:53
154. Board Game: Le Havre: The Inland Port added by DarkSir23 on 2013-04-11 13:36:57
155. Board Game: Healthy Heart Hospital added by myrm on 2016-07-05 06:15:21
156. Board Game: Here I Stand added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 08:56:36
157. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie added by Oliphant on 2011-06-23 23:15:54
158. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Swarm of the Marro added by Oliphant on 2011-06-23 23:29:08
159. Board Game: Hibernia added by Ozludo on 2012-07-01 09:14:53
160. Board Game: History of the World added by myrm on 2018-08-04 16:06:44
161. Board Game: Hive added by Yeoster on 2011-06-23 20:15:53
162. Board Game: Homesteaders added by aramis on 2011-07-06 12:11:25
163. Board Game: Hyperborea added by MadHamish on 2015-06-12 03:21:11
164. Board Game: Imperial added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 08:51:57
165. Board Game: Imperial 2030 added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 07:42:39
166. Board Game: In the Year of the Dragon added by Ozludo on 2011-06-26 02:26:58
167. Board Game: Indonesia added by Ozludo on 2011-06-23 09:50:53
168. Board Game: Ingenious added by Ozludo on 2011-06-27 09:46:55
169. Board Game: Innovation added by mctom on 2012-12-04 04:39:40
170. Board Game: Ishtar: Gardens of Babylon added by AndreaGot on 2019-12-09 04:07:08
171. Board Game: Istanbul added by phillipwilson on 2017-03-08 09:14:58
172. Board Game: Jaipur added by phillipwilson on 2017-03-08 09:16:17
173. Board Game: Jungle Speed added by AndreaGot on 2019-02-08 07:58:17
174. Board Game: Jungle Speed Safari added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-17 09:17:05
175. Board Game: Kanagawa added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-17 09:19:08
176. Board Game: Key Flow added by sos1 on 2018-12-09 09:11:08
177. Board Game: Kingsburg added by mctom on 2012-12-04 05:25:08
178. Board Game: Kittens in a Blender added by millercv on 2012-07-17 16:10:59
179. Board Game: KuniUmi added by AndreaGot on 2020-05-05 05:37:05
180. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game added by nightglider1 on 2011-07-23 12:54:59
181. Board Game: Leningrad '41 added by sos1 on 2019-07-19 09:24:24
182. Board Game: Lewis & Clark: The Expedition added by phillipwilson on 2017-03-08 09:27:19
183. Board Game: Libertalia added by millercv on 2012-11-28 23:40:16
184. Board Game: London added by Ozludo on 2011-06-26 03:50:05
185. Board Game: Loot added by Altoid Guy on 2015-02-11 19:44:34
186. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 07:44:26
187. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation added by Oliphant on 2011-06-23 23:07:41
188. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation added by Oliphant on 2011-06-23 23:09:40
189. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep added by millercv on 2012-04-21 01:16:23
190. Board Game: Lost Cities added by phillipwilson on 2017-03-08 09:23:11
191. Board Game: Macao added by Ozludo on 2011-06-30 08:49:15
192. Board Game: Die Macher added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 08:57:43
193. Board Game: Machi Koro added by AndreaGot on 2019-07-08 07:13:17
194. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game added by Ozludo on 2013-02-09 23:29:20
195. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering added by Oliphant on 2011-06-23 23:31:42
196. Board Game: Mandala added by AndreaGot on 2020-05-05 05:36:19
197. Board Game: The Manhattan Project added by millercv on 2012-04-13 11:08:16
198. Board Game: Mansions of Madness added by Ozludo on 2011-06-29 08:48:04
199. Board Game: Medieval Academy added by MadHamish on 2015-10-22 16:21:55
200. Board Game: Memoir '44 added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 06:15:47
201. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders added by Ozludo on 2011-06-26 03:36:16
202. Board Game: Merkator added by phillipwilson on 2017-03-08 08:52:36
203. Board Game: Middle-Earth Quest added by hidamiyiagi on 2012-11-30 01:16:21
204. Board Game: Modern Art added by Ozludo on 2011-06-26 08:23:23
205. Board Game: My Little Scythe added by MadHamish on 2018-12-06 02:00:49
206. Board Game: Mysthea added by AndreaGot on 2019-05-13 04:11:21
207. Board Game: Napoleon's Triumph added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 08:40:35
208. Board Game: Navegador added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 07:50:12
209. Board Game: Neuroshima Hex! 3.0 added by Ozludo on 2011-06-29 08:52:29
210. Board Game: New York 1901 added by GeekChaCha on 2015-12-04 05:03:14
211. Board Game: NMBR 9 added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-19 05:06:08
212. Board Game: Noctiluca added by AndreaGot on 2019-08-30 08:18:47
213. Board Game: Notre Dame added by Ozludo on 2011-06-26 03:48:50
214. Board Game: Nottingham added by Avron on 2012-02-07 21:16:35
215. Board Game: On the Underground added by myrm on 2016-06-21 03:32:07
216. Board Game: Onitama added by AndreaGot on 2019-07-09 17:45:04
217. Board Game: Ora et Labora added by Ozludo on 2013-02-09 23:48:19
218. Board Game: Orbis added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-17 08:46:41
219. Board Game: Orléans added by AndreaGot on 2019-07-09 17:38:36
220. Board Game: Pandemic added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 08:34:36
221. Board Game: Pandemic: Fall of Rome added by AndreaGot on 2019-07-08 05:50:13
222. Board Game: Pandemic: The Cure added by aramis on 2018-12-08 15:34:55
223. Board Game: Panic Station added by millercv on 2012-04-28 00:57:56
224. Board Game: Paperback added by aramis on 2016-03-13 08:19:13
225. Board Game: Paris Connection added by millercv on 2012-05-31 21:34:13
226. Board Game: Patchwork added by mctom on 2016-03-29 05:17:35
227. Board Game: Paths of Glory added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:44:16
228. Board Game: PAX added by myrm on 2016-09-16 09:09:08
229. Board Game: Pictomania added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-19 05:07:21
230. Board Game: The Pillars of the Earth added by Ozludo on 2011-06-29 08:46:29
231. Board Game: Poseidon added by millercv on 2012-03-25 19:09:43
232. Board Game: Poseidon's Kingdom added by millercv on 2011-11-22 23:00:07
233. Board Game: Potion Explosion added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-17 08:32:01
234. Board Game: Power Grid added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:09:19
235. Board Game: The Princes of Florence added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:49:52
236. Board Game: Puerto Rico added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 04:59:25
237. Board Game: Puerto Rico (with two expansions) added by mctom on 2013-01-08 03:29:00
238. Board Game: The Quacks of Quedlinburg added by AndreaGot on 2019-07-08 05:45:18
239. Board Game: Quadropolis added by AndreaGot on 2019-04-17 09:27:53
240. Board Game: Qwirkle added by aramis on 2011-06-24 02:20:45
241. Board Game: Ra added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 09:04:59
242. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 05:33:46
243. Board Game: Railways of the World added by Ozludo on 2011-06-21 09:00:20
244. Board Game: Railways of the World added by Ozludo on 2011-06-22 08:23:30
245. Board Game: Rajas of the Ganges added by GeekChaCha on 2017-11-29 14:27:05
246. Board Game: Ramparts added by Bernie_be on 2011-11-24 09:34:37
247. Board Game: Red7 added by AndreaGot on 2019-07-09 17:39:53
248. Board Game: The Republic of Rome added by Ozludo on 2011-06-29 08:38:31
249. Board Game: The Resistance added by mctom on 2012-12-04 05:11:01
250. Board Game: Roads & Boats added by Ozludo on 2011-06-27 09:20:31
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