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

58 thoughts on “Mega Giveaway Day 21 – Happy Salmon Game

  1. 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. 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. 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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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 🙂

  13. 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!

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