I also have deuteranomaly (the most common type of red/green colourblindness). May I help with suggestions for colours please?For a 4 player game, a good list is:1) Blue2) Orange (But not a dark shade. Like the fruit colour or a bit lighter is good.)3) Dark brown4) WhitePlease feel free to ask me questions as I've been part of research on colourblindness before.
What if each player could customize the colors on their side?
Would it help if there were a white or black player number on the board pieces? Then for those who can't tell the colors apart, they could just go by the numbers on the roads, villages, and cities.
Why not add a black or white player number 1-4 on the top center of each road, village, and city. Then, no matter what the colors are, the parts will be able to be identified by player number.
"Color blind mode" (suggested by terrence on 2019-11-28), including upvotes (3) and comments (3), was merged into this suggestion.
Even a small roman numeral/number system attached to the pieces on the board would work? (Green is 1 or I, Blue is 2 or II, Orange is 3 or III, Red is 4 or IV)
Allow more than the original 4 colors for color blind people.
The resources have figures, but the roads, settlements, and cities are hard to distinguish between players.
There was a big discussion over a bunch of features a month or two back. A lot of stuff got changed to make it better for Color Blind players. I was proposing that each of the Settlements, Cities, and roads include a pattern for the roof and road that is unique for each player. I am not sure if there are still plans to implement further changes. Get it voted to the top of the suggestion list, and I am certain you will get action. Plan out carefully what you ask for. Working is important also.
Your wording is important also... wish these had the ability to edit!
i have deuteranomaly and cant see the diffrence between bronze and red. please add some more harsh colours and shades like pink, white and grey, so i dont have to bug my freinds about what is what :)
Please, I need this! Green, red and orange look just too similar to me, it takes time to figure out who's who, and I've accidentally put the robber on myself.
While it is really fun to fuck with with our colourblind friend and pick similar colours so he confuses settlements and when there are wheat/sheep trades he can't tell which is which, I think he deserves a break from it.
I second this feature. I can't tell the cities apart and also can't tell the players apart in the trade screens. Perhaps for the player icons, just give people different unique icons? One other alternative for partially color blind people like me would be simply let each user select their preferred color palette.
My friend came up with an idea for his colorblindness to have the name of the player show up while hovering the cursor over a city/settlement/road so that they may differentiate them without relying on the colors. They also wished for the usernames to be shown on the robber popup that happens when stealing for the same reason. We make it work by chatting and telling them who's who but we still run into some problems occasionally because red/orange/brown/green are so similar
The game is really good, except it's meaningless for even a slightly colour blind player as two of the colours are impossible to tell apart so you're just guessing who is doing what and who you're trading with. When you play with friends you can sort of work around it to at least be able to participate, but if you're playing with the bots it's just impossible. It's a shame that such a good game has stumbled on such a fundamental hurdle.
"Help Color Blind People" (suggested by Mack on 2020-04-19), including upvotes (3) and comments (4), was merged into this suggestion.
"Add more free colour options for colourblind players, or a colour tilt function" (suggested by benny on 2020-04-29), including upvotes (3) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
suggest not changing the colors for everyone since the harsh colors can be unpleasant for some people.i like the idea of adding numbers/letters/roman numeralsi think both that and a color tilt function (or alternate color pallettes) could be display options for each player to choose from. i’m not colorblind but i do think it would be helpful to have numbers/letters for easier scanning. with all the background colors sometimes it’s not instant to tell which player is where
I think we should add a number by each road/settle/city between 1-4 indicating turn order. Best solution IMO.
Please add Black and White to free version so color blind people can enjoy the game in a similar way.
I like allowing players to choose the colors for others if needed for colorblind. could be an option in display. Or do allow numbers to be displayed. or textures added to colors. Im thinking like in set
make the game colorblind friendly
"Colorblind settings PLEASE" (suggested by Christian on 2020-12-29), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
I would agree with everyone about adding colorblind support in general, I agree with @roni about letting colors be clientside, that if you want you can change the colors of other players. I can understand how this might undermine the appeal of buying colors which the devs use to support their project, but I think it would be more inclusive to colorblind players. The other option is to allow a color blind option which adds an additional label to each object on the screen (including when robbing as well as board pieces). Like a number or some other unique identifier that doesn't require color recognition.
More colour contrast player-set options.The gold and orange are too close, as well as the bronze and red. I don't think I've seen the silver colour in play, but it would probably be too close to the white or even black (neither of which are solidly coloured).I'm not totally sure if there's a simple solution to this issue, but trying to pick 10 high contrast colours is a start, and maybe remove the gradient shading effect on the pieces to help them pop, or superimposing stripes, dots, or other patterns would help for sure.
For me, I can't enjoy the game as much as I want.Depending on the colors I can't even see, where to put the robber. I've got deuteranopia. The shades are too similar to each other, the first option I was searching for if there is a colorblind setting. Some games are simply adding optional player numbers would be great!
"Colorblind options" (suggested by grant on 2021-02-25), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
A color blind person that I know cannot see that the 8 and 6 are red... it would be better if they were a brighter or more vibrant red or another color entirely like blue or gold.
I’m glad to see a long thread about this, but would be even happier to see some tweaks made! For me personally, the difference between orange and green is almost imperceptible. I often make mistakes with trading not realizing who I’m playing with. On the physical board game, the green is much darker, which helps. Adding texture or unique icons instead of relying on colors is another good option.
that would be great! Always in a struggle when there's no black available anymore :D
the colorblind option could be a screen that only applies to said color blind player, so that others can still show off their custom colors to one another but the colorblind option allows for a personal filter that gives a set color/label for turn order and/or to usernames
The chat box is the worst thing for me to see, though other non colourblind players I've played against have also said it's hard to read some of the text in the chat box. Green and Orange fonts are the hardest to read on the current background. I have to keep highlighting the test in order to read it.As others have mentioned telling some of the player colours apart can also be tricky.
You can also take a look how this is solved into the game "ticket to ride". They have added small icons on each colour. You could add that to each piece on the board. But maybe make it togable, so people who don't want to see the icons can turn it off.
Hey, how about making the robber a different color from the tiles? Maybe pink or something very different. I'm not color blind and, if it's a big map, I have to scroll around to find him on my ore.
Literally the only thing I care about is the default four colors of players. It feels more than a little bit shady that in order to be relatively guaranteed to be able to choose a color for yourself that does NOT look almost indistinguishable from someone else's player color, is to pay a whopping $10. I was actually prepared to pay a couple bucks just so I didn't have a roughly 50% chance of getting a color that would look identical to a different color that isn't mine, but $10 feels a little bit like theft, given, it's completely *not* for aesthetic purposes. It would be wonderful if you could just make the free colors not identical to people with very common red-green colorblindness.
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