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Greetings-

I am considering buying Yspahan, but I have red-green colourblindness. Is there anyone who knows whether the colours of the souks (different "shop" areas on the board) will be a problem? It's difficult to tell on a computer monitor.

And help would be appreciated

Rob
 
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I don't think it would be much of a problem.

The souks are White, Blue, Yellow, Orange, and Magenta. The only ones which would look similar are the Yellow and Orange. I'm pretty sure the Magenta would appear grey to you (rather than yellow).

Also, the souks are grouped according to their point value. After a few plays of the game, you will probably know which souks are grouped together.
 
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There's no issue on the board with reds and greens but with 4 players, one player will be playing green and another red. It shouldn't matter too much if you aren't playing one of those colours, since you usually need to know if a souk is yours or someone else's but not exactly whose it is. One problem might be in the caravan. You would need to be reminded who has how many cubes where in the caravan since that information can be pretty important.
 
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QBert80 wrote:
... but with 4 players, one player will be playing green and another red. It shouldn't matter too much if you aren't playing one of those colours, since you usually need to know if a souk is yours or someone else's but not exactly whose it is. One problem might be in the caravan.


If this really turns out to be a problem, you could always take cubes from another color from another games, or just use something else like coins for one player.
 
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Greetings again, and thank you for responding.

The cubes are absolutely no problem - if there's any difficulty I will repaint one colour. The issue is the blue and pink souks, which are extremely confusing in the images I have seen. For instance:



In both of these pictures the blue and pink appear to be the same colour (as far as I am concerned). To make matters worse, those colours seem to change- they get darker towards the top of the board. I'm wondering if this is a product of the photography or part of the board design - in other words, are all the blue shops across all the quadrants exactly the same shade on the board? What about the pink?

To describe what I see: in the lower right quadrant, I can easily distinguish the 2 white shops, the 4 yellow shops, and the 8 shops of "that other colour". The pink and blue are basically identical - I can't see the added redness of the pink, so they are the same. By using photo-editing software I can tell there are actually 2 colours: 3 shops are blue and 5 are pink. But that's not a practical solution while playing yuk

Thank you again

Rob
 
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If the souks are a problem could you not mark up your board?

I would guess a little white dot sticker on the blues would make it immediately obvious.
 
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andyl wrote:
If the souks are a problem could you not mark up your board?


Actually I don't think it's necessary. After one game you will know which souks are which.
I would easily be able to play the game with all souks in the same colour, and since you only have trouble seeing the difference between the blue and purple, it won't be that hard.
 
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Thank you all. I really dislike marking boards because my copy of La Città looks terrible after I marked some of the hex locations. If necessary I will use small stickers.

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Rob
 
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I am now a happy Yspahan-owner. No modifications were required - someone with more severe deuteronomoly (red-green colourblindness) might have problems with the red and green cubes, but I really doubt it. On my set the reds are very dark, and the green is very light.

The souks are a minor inconvenience - I have to "look", rather than glance at the board, but it is not necessary to add stickers or otherwise deface the surface.

-R
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