Eric Salyers
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BGG Community -

We continue to progress toward our planned April 20th Kickstarter launch of Disaster Looms! As we close in we are looking for a bit of feedback on colors. We are planning on 4 standard colors - and possible offering up to 8.

What colors should we choose for the core four?

For the 5-6 play expansion?

For the 8 to choose from (customize your fleet Kickstarter Reward Option)?


Also open to continued general feedback ... thanks in advance.


BGG link and Facebook development page...
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/112445/disaster-looms
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Break-From-Reality-Games/24698...
 
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Nicholas Vitek
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Red
Blue
Purple
Natural Wood


Black
White

Pink
Darker Yellow


Try not to use Red/Green/Similar Brown or Blue/Yellow together.


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John A. White
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How are the player colors used?
they are players right?

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These are player colors - yes. We are collecting some info from players during play-test as well. Thank you for your suggestions.
 
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I hope someone with color blindness will weigh in.
 
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Sayburr wrote:
I hope someone with color blindness will weigh in.


I would guess that's why two posts up someone advised against R/G/Brown and B/Y combinations.

FWIW, I prefer all of my 2 player games to be either black/white or red/blue. I prefer my 3 player games to be black/white/red or red/blue/yellow. I prefer my 4 player games to be red/blue/green/yellow. Past that, add purple and orange, and if need be move on to lighter/darker blues and greens. Additional players past 4 get black/white/grey if they are somehow special (e.g. the bioterrorist in Pandemic, or the silver/black robot in Ricochet Robots).
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Color blind guy here.

What they said above ... plus this bit of advice: use symbols and shapes too. Color blind folks like the crutch.
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I prefer the four "standard" colors: red, green, blue and yellow. It bothers me a bit when there is no yellow, and I guess other people feel similarly regarding their favorite color.

I'd choose purple and orange for the fifth and sixth players, black and white for the last two.
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I'm colour blind and what nich said sounds pretty good to me.
 
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I'd go with Nicholas Vitek's suggestion and add to also avoid the blue/green combo unless the shades are very different like dark green and light blue or vice versa (also possible to be color impaired there).
 
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Absolutely use something in addition to color to differentiate the tokens, be it shape, letters or something else. A person who is not colorblind will probably not even realize that they are there, but the colorblind person will notice and be thankful.

Examples?

Ticket to Ride - different symbols in corners, different shapes of train cars.



Innovation - different symbols on the different colored cards. Betcha didn't notice them before if you aren't colorblind! (Look between the title and upper right age symbol, and then between each icon location.)



Uptown used small icons to differentiate the player colors as an assist. Note, this is 'UPTOWN', I refuse to call it 'Blockers!'
 

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Another colour blind guy here. Blue and Purple can be easily confused w/ each other, which I haven't seen anyone mention yet.

Hard to go wrong w/ 4 of Black, White, Yellow, Blue + Red for your basic colours. Maybe Brown + Grey for colours 6 + 7. Orange is probably your best bet for colour 8. [Getting into the secondary colours is where it gets dicey for the colourblind, generalizing]

Of course, I second everyone suggesting that you consider symbols + colours; it might allow you to pick something more pleasing than what I outlined above, since the colourblind friendly colours could be real, real ugly.
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