Color Blind

These conventions apply to the "Color Blind" variants.


Color Clues --> Slot Numbers#

  • Number clues mean the same thing as normal.
  • All color clues have a special meaning:
    • Red means play slot 1 (because it is the 1st stack from the left).
    • Yellow means play slot 2 (because it is the 2nd stack from the left).
    • Green means play slot 3.
    • Blue means play slot 4.
    • Purple means play slot 5 (in a 2-player or 3-player game).
  • Furthermore, all color clues have to be treated as potential Delayed Play Clues, Prompts, and Reverse Finesses.

4 Suit Exceptions#

  • There are not enough colors to get all of the slots for a 2-player or 3-player game with 4 suits, so players are simply not able to clue slot 5 with a color clue.

3 Suit Exceptions#

  • There are not enough colors to get all of the slots for a 2-player or 3-player game with 3 suits, so the color assignments are customized:
    • Red means play slot 2.
    • Green means play slot 3.
    • Blue means play slot 4.
  • There are not enough colors to get all of the slots for a 4-player or 5-player game with 3 suits, so players are simply not able to clue slot 4 with a color clue.

Extra Color --> Chop Move#

  • If there is an extra color that does not correspond to a slot (e.g. purple in a 4-player "Color Blind (5 Suits)" variant), then that is used to mean that the clue recipient should Chop Move one card.

2nd Extra Color --> Double Finesse#

  • If there is a second extra color that does not correspond to a slot (e.g. teal in a 4-player "Color Blind (6 Suits)" variant), then that is used to mean that that two people should blind-play their Finesse Position.
  • The two blind-plays do not necessarily have to be on two players in a row - they can be on anyone.
  • The clue should always be given to the person who will perform the second blind-play.

The Mismatch Finesse#

  • If a player has two of the same playable card in their hand, players are expected to give a positional Play Clue to the left-most one.
  • If a player instead gives a positional Play Clue to the right-most one, then they are trying to communicate something extra.
  • This means that the next player should blind-play their Finesse Position as any unrelated playable card.
  • Mismatch Finesses can also rarely give a player a safe discard.
  • For example, in a 3-player game:
    • It is the first turn and nothing is played on the stacks.
    • Cathy has a red 1 in slot 1 and another red 1 in slot 2.
    • Alice clues green to Cathy, giving a Play Clue to Cathy's slot 2.
    • Bob knows that since Cathy had a duplicate card on slot 1 and slot 2, Alice was supposed to get the left-most card, the slot 1.
    • Alice must be doing the Mismatch Finesse. Bob blind-plays his Finesse Position, and it is a blue 1.
    • Cathy assumes that Alice did a Finesse - due to Bob's blind-play, she must have the blue 2 in her slot 2. Cathy plays her slot 2, and it is revealed to be red 1.
    • Cathy now knows that it was not a normal Finesse at all - it was instead a Mismatch Finesse, because there is no other explanation for why Bob would blind-play from a Play Clue on a red 1.
    • Cathy also knows that she must have another red 1 in her hand. Since there is only one card to the left of her slot 2, she knows that the red 1 has to be exactly in her slot 1 (at the time of the clue).
    • Due to this, when Cathy needs to discard next, she will blind-discard her slot 2 card (since slot 1 has now shifted down to slot 2 after she played the red 1).

Advanced Conventions#