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!
58 thoughts on “Mega Giveaway Day 21 – Happy Salmon Game”
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.
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.
No, I don’t know anyone color blind….gamer or not.
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
The only person I know who’s color blind doesn’t play board games, so my answer is no!
No I don’t know any color blind people in my game group.
To be honest I am not even sure if I have ever met a color blind individual.
Yes my Grand Child Her Reds and Pinks and my Son in law.
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.
I do not know anyone that is colour blind
I know people that are colour blind but they never feel left out ever. We always try to help if any problem arises anyway.
I do not personally know anyone who is color blind.
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.
I don’t know anyone that is color blind.
No, I do not know anyone who is color blind.
No I dont but how sad.
I don’t know anybody who is color blind.
Yes. I know someone who has this and games that rely on colors take him some time.
Yes, have to pick games that are color blind friendly
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.
I know someone who is color blind, but don’t know if he plays games or not.
No, I haven’t experienced gaming with anyone that’s colorblind.
As far as I know, I don’t know anyone who is color blind and I never asked.
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.
My brother-in-law is color blind, but he doesn’t like to play games anyway.
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.
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.
no, I don’t know anyone like that
I don’t play with anyone who is colorblind.
I know people who are color blind, but it hasn’t been a problem for the games they play.
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
No one color blind in our game group.
Not that I know of
no not in our family
Actually I haven’t
Yes, got a friend who brings it up often
Not that I know of
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.
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.
No, I don’t.
I know it’s mentioned a lot in game reviews, but I don’t know any friends or family that are color blind.
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.
No, I can’t say that I have.
No, I have no friends who are color blind.
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 🙂
No, I do not have a color blind person playing game with us yet.
I do not know anyone that is color blind in my game group.
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!
I don’t know anybody who is color blind.
I actually have several close friends that are color blind; one elderly gentleman in particular is always asking me about color schemes.
No I don’t know anyone who is color blind
yes my brother is color blind
No. None of the colors are the colors that my son is affected with.