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Thoughts on Game Design: Colour Blindness

...if you're lucky enough to have decent colour vision, have a look at that image and think about what it's like to play the game in that state. Yeah, if you squint you can probably just about make out the differences (although I bet you'd be hard-pressed to tell the 'orange' and 'green' pieces apart), but there are several ways you need to look at a game board. Stepping back and getting an overview of the board state is vital in games like this, and not being able to do so can put a player at a distinct disadvantage. I'd even go as far as to say that, if this was my first time playing this game, I'd be keen not to play it again. 

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