Worst games for people with colorblindness
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Hey all! In honor of the newly created Guild Gamers with Colorblindness I created this geeklist.

I have a certain type of red/green colorblindness (or colourblindness for the rest of the world) which means that colors like red green yellow and brown, such as the tiles in Catan are all very VERY simmilar to me. I can tell which one's green and which is red if I look close but at a distant they all blend nicely together. For me, Blue is very vivid and always catches my eye. It's my favorite (or favourite for you Brits ) colo(u)r.

With that being said, what is the WORST game to play if you are colorblind?

Also, why not video games too. Any terrible video games?

Edit: Someone else had the same idea but made a much better list here: Colourblindness and Games (that's color-blindness for our US friends) Keywords: colour, color, colourblind, colorblind, colour-blind, color-blind, colour blind, color blind.

Put your efforts there.. this list is officially closed.
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1. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:342] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
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This game in all it's incarnations has the worst color scheme. If I stand back at a distance, everything but the blue and white playing pieces melts together into a sea of orangish green (if you know what I mean).
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2. Board Game: Catan: Cities & Knights – 5-6 Player Extension [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked]
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OK, this gets a special mention. Is it green with orange borders or orange with green borders??? I don't know. I don't care. I'm going for coin. These flip book drive me nuts and have caused me to loose a handful of gains when I was pursuing the wrong commodity.
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3. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:152] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
Ryan S
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I'm not color blind, but I have a friend who cannot tell the difference between the blue and green trains in Ticket to Ride. We have to leave one of those colors out of the game when we play, just to not drive him up a wall. Fortunately I have a set of Purple and White trains which came with other versions of the game that I can use in the base set.

I think he has similar problems with other games that have green and blue, tho Ticket to Ride seems to be the worst for him.
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4. Board Game: SET [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1312]
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I made a modification to my own deck. Putting highlighter marks into the corners of all the green cards. Helps me enough to tell the difference but is not so prominent that it distracts other players.
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5. Board Game: King's Gate [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:3773]
 
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King's Gate has got to be on this list!!!
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6. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:462]
Jeff Binning
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This is the most difficult game for me. First we have 170 camels in 5 colors:



Then we add in 30 riders for those camels, in 5 player colors.




Put it all together and we have an extremely difficult game to play. I think the game itself is good. I just wish I could play it.
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7. Board Game: Risk: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1897]
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This game is really bad for me. They chose 3 colors that are awful for the playing pieces, green yellow and red perfectly bad mix. I can't tell the green from yellow AT all. The black pieces are fine.

 

Wow.. just.. wow.
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8. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:49]
David Debien
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Round Rock
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My son is color blind and he was unable to distinguish the colors in RftG.
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9. Board Game: Loot [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:1802]
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Allen
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Loot is well known for being colorblind unfriendly even if you're not colorblind.
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10. Board Game: Twister [Average Rating:4.54 Overall Rank:18062]
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I almost forgot about Goth Twister. It's just unfriendly.
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11. Board Game: Tammany Hall [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:672]
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Brilliant game, but the board colors blend together and the difference between the brown and maroon ward bosses is tough for people with no color deficiency.
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12. Board Game: Rage [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:3028]
Greg Silva
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One of the guys in our group used to say the red and orange colors gave him a problem.
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13. Board Game: Qwirkle [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:726]
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Yippeee ! ! Shapes !! .. huh ?
what do you mean, same shape different colour ??

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14. Board Game: Logistico [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:4655]
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Opened the box... Closed the box !

although it seems someone did put a workaround in place
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/479760/logistico


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15. Board Game: Cleopatra's Caboose [Average Rating:5.52 Overall Rank:14975]
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This game had to be heavily modified to be remotely playable by my colorblind friends. The cubes used to represent the fruit are pastel shades of brown, green, red, yellow and blue. We had to put dots on the red and an "L" (representing lime) on the green.

In addition, the cards use colored cubes to represent which fruits are needed for build costs


and rewards


This could have been rectified by using the icons used on the fruit card

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16. Board Game: War of the Ring [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:101]
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I'm colorblind and for the life of me, I cannot see most of the nation boundaries. They completely blend into the background of that awesome and artistic looking game board. I would be lost if it wasn't for a few player aids from BGG.
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17. Board Game: Twister [Average Rating:4.54 Overall Rank:18062]
Dave Sinclair
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Right foot -- gray!

Left hand -- um, gray.

Left foot -- gray?

Stupid game.
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18. Board Game: Railways of the World [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:109] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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It's the blue and purple, you choose the combination.

Either you can't tell the difference between the colour of the two cubes.....or......you can't tell the difference between the colour of the two cities on the board.

And then you add in the map options!

On one map you can't tell the difference between the colour of the two cubes.....or......you can't tell the difference between the colour of the two cities on the board.

On another map you can't tell the difference between the colour of the two cubes.....or......you can't tell the difference between the colour of the two cities on the board.

It's like a meta-game - pick the right map & cube combination to befuddle the colour blind player and you are well on your way to a victory.

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19. Board Game: Ricochet [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:12795]
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You need to see different colored bumpers and balls in order to win. Not very color blind friendly...
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20. Video Game: Dr. Mario [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:920]
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Sure I'll add the first video game...

My brother had a color blind roommate in college. They asked him to play this game and he had no idea what to do. Matching up different colored pills to different colored viruses just did not make for a good time. (I'm pretty sure this is how they found out he was color blind.)
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21. Board Game: Fresco [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:280] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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Another color blind friend and I were going to demo this at the last BGG.Con and watched someone play for about 5 seconds...

A game about mixing the proper colors of paint? Aaaa... no thanks...
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22. Board Game: Primordial Soup [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:804]
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A game in which survival means eating the different coloured poop of different players. The entire system would collapse if amoeba went around eating it's own poop.

You need to know what colour poop you're eating, and it better not be your own poop.
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23. Board Game: Heimlich & Co. [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1732]
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This is impossible to play if you are colourblind.
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24. Board Game: Airlines Europe [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:356]
Andy Andersen
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The airplanes in Airlines Europe are very close. I am not color blind but I am sympathetic. It's a mystery why publishers aren't seeing a problem here.
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25. Board Game: Reef Encounter [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:585]
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I started to modify the pieces for Reef Encounter, but never managed to work out how to get it all right. There is so much that depends on colour, and so many components. The rules make it sound brilliant- I wish I could play it.


Image courtesy turtleback

Richard Breese is kidding, right? This is more-or less what I see:


Image modification courtesy Vischeck.com
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