Mega Giveaway Day 21 – Happy Salmon Game

Mega Giveaway Day 21 – Happy Salmon Game

The first time I heard about Happy Salmon was last year during Blogger Bash. I seldom like full demonstrations because time is pretty tight, but I conceded and gave it a shot. Instantly I was in love with this ridiculously noisy game that lasted around 60 second from start to finish. We’ve brought it to game night and gaming conventions, I encouraged people to play at the North Star Games‘ booths at ChiTAG as well as at this year’s Blogger Bash and we strongly encourage it as gifts for gamers and non-gamers alike. This party game, perfectly sized for stuffing in a Christmas stocking, is our Day 21 prize in this year’s Mega Giveaway.

What I love most about this game isn’t the speed or the social engagement, but that North Star Games recognized the importance of creating a game that was accessible to all types of gamers. The original version could be played with verbal or non-verbal cues and this latest Blue Version is designed so color-blind individuals can play as well! You can combine the green and blue versions to incorporate even more players! If you’re looking for an inexpensive gift idea for a gift exchange, a teacher gift or a classmate, this would be one of my first recommendations. Of course, you can enter to win a copy of the game for yourself by entering our giveaway. Come back daily for more opportunities to enter and remember to check out our other latest current giveaways!

150+ Days of Giveaways – Day 21 – Happy Salmon Game


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58 comments on «Mega Giveaway Day 21 – Happy Salmon Game»

  1. Heather Bridson says:

    I don’t have anyone color bline in our current group, but we did in our old group. If color mattered in the game I would make sure they knew what shapes were what colors, or we skipped games that depended on them.

    1. Joey Rawlins says:

      I apparently just don’t know very many people, because I have only meet 2 people who were color blind. Interestingly they both worked in the same IT shop with me. But they only play video games.

  2. Brian R says:

    No, I don’t know anyone color blind….gamer or not.

  3. Caroline Lennek says:

    I did have an employee who was color blind, so he needed help from his family picking out clothes but I don’t recall him ever commenting that he was left out of a game due to his color blindness

  4. Tiago Soares says:

    The only person I know who’s color blind doesn’t play board games, so my answer is no!

  5. Lawrence says:

    No I don’t know any color blind people in my game group.

  6. Donald Wayman says:

    To be honest I am not even sure if I have ever met a color blind individual.

  7. Karen Rosenick says:

    Yes my Grand Child Her Reds and Pinks and my Son in law.

  8. Kristin Troska says:

    Yes. My husband can not tell green, blue, purple, or grey apart. Also sometimes red and orange look the same to him. Game night can be tough for him. We marked our Qwirkle set with letters. R red, O orange, Y yellow, G green, B blue, and P purple.

  9. jan says:

    I do not know anyone that is colour blind

  10. Duarte says:

    I know people that are colour blind but they never feel left out ever. We always try to help if any problem arises anyway.

  11. Charity L. says:

    I do not personally know anyone who is color blind.

  12. Sarah says:

    My husband is legally blind as well as color blind. So it definitely affects the games we play, which is why we often play at home where we can control what games get to the table and he has access to his closed circuit monitor in the office so he can read most cards.

  13. Brandi Paschal says:

    I don’t know anyone that is color blind.

  14. Ritchie says:

    No, I do not know anyone who is color blind.

  15. Kim Davis says:

    No I dont but how sad.

  16. Cynthia C says:

    I don’t know anybody who is color blind.

  17. Kenneth Tamang says:

    Yes. I know someone who has this and games that rely on colors take him some time.

  18. Trey LaCaze says:

    Yes, have to pick games that are color blind friendly

  19. Yes, I have played with color blind players at our community game nights in the past. I appreciate when publishers use other queues for players with this need.

  20. Katrina Weiss says:

    I know someone who is color blind, but don’t know if he plays games or not.

  21. Jim says:

    No, I haven’t experienced gaming with anyone that’s colorblind.

  22. Sue E says:

    As far as I know, I don’t know anyone who is color blind and I never asked.

  23. Jeremy S says:

    I have a friend who is red/green colorblind, but most of the games we play with him, he can figure out the colors based on symbols or something.

  24. Darlene Owen says:

    My brother-in-law is color blind, but he doesn’t like to play games anyway.

  25. Andrew W. says:

    I have several friends who are color blind, it can make games with components or cards hard for them, but we try to mitigate that by keeping an eye on what they are doing so they can use the right colors, and don’t stress if moves need to be taken back or the like.

  26. Michael says:

    A friend is colorblind, which leads to interesting discussions when he’s playtesting. He joins in with lots of games, but has commented that it often leads to eyestrain and headaches trying to discern all the shades and what they mean.

  27. brody says:

    no, I don’t know anyone like that

  28. Deanna McCoy says:

    I don’t play with anyone who is colorblind.

  29. D.May says:

    I know people who are color blind, but it hasn’t been a problem for the games they play.

  30. Eric Shearer says:


  31. Marissa says:

    Yes, I’ve had friends and a boyfriend who are avid gamers but who either struggled or skipped a game because of the components not being accessible to color blind people

  32. Scotty B says:

    No one color blind in our game group.

  33. Laurie says:

    Not that I know of

  34. Pat F says:

    no not in our family

  35. James says:

    Actually I haven’t

  36. Gun says:

    Yes, got a friend who brings it up often

  37. Michael Shea says:

    Not that I know of

  38. Katrina P says:

    My brother-in-law is color blind but he plays more board games than I do!


    My dog because no one is paying attention to him. lol.

  40. Deanna S says:

    I do not know anyone who is color blind; however, I appreciate that game designers are taking color blindness into consideration so that everyone can play the game and enjoy.

  41. Fikusas says:

    No, I don’t.

  42. Scott Anthony says:

    I know it’s mentioned a lot in game reviews, but I don’t know any friends or family that are color blind.

  43. Jessi Housel says:

    I know a friends father who is color blind (more common among men then women), however I don’t believe it has ever effected game night.

  44. Leela says:

    No, I can’t say that I have.

  45. PBinCT says:

    No, I have no friends who are color blind.

  46. Markus B. says:

    I don’t know anyone who is colorblind, but I thinks it’s great that more and more publishers take it into consideration before they release their games 🙂

  47. Thomas H. says:

    No, I do not have a color blind person playing game with us yet.

  48. Alex W. says:

    I do not know anyone that is color blind in my game group.

  49. Carly H. says:

    I don’t currently have anyone in my gaming group who’s color blind, but I’ve known people in the past. It definitely poses an interesting challenge when thinking about game design!

  50. gala says:

    I don’t know anybody who is color blind.

  51. I actually have several close friends that are color blind; one elderly gentleman in particular is always asking me about color schemes.

  52. kathy pease says:

    No I don’t know anyone who is color blind

  53. Ryan Schenk says:

    yes my brother is color blind

  54. Kathy Green says:

    No. None of the colors are the colors that my son is affected with.

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