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Color vs. Black & White Cards and Boards

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Axe
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Is there a bias against black and white artwork for cards and game boards? I haven't seen any so I was just wondering. Also, is it any cheaper these days considering that most houses are set up to do full color?

larienna
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Color vs. Black & White Cards and Boards

It think it depends more on the theme. For example, the Sin City board game is in black and white(almost). In this case, it is correct since they want to do it like in the movie.

In some rare situation it could be OK. In Tenchu, the board in black and white but there is only lines, dots and stars or the board, so the need of color is not necessary.

jkopena
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Color vs. Black & White Cards and Boards

I think if a game's cheaply but nicely produced game, it doesn't really matter as long as it's a good game. I have a couple small, independent games that are all black & white. No one really cares, because they're good games that we got for a couple bucks that are different than a lot of games out there. As another example, the production values on CheapAss Games are totally fine for me. It's just the limited playtesting & rules refinement they do in order to crank out huge numbers of games that turns me off.

Nandalf
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Color vs. Black & White Cards and Boards

totally black and white pieces would turn me off a bit, the treasure cards from HeroQuest [i think], had all the art in B&W and it looked great, but the backs of the cards had some colour on which broke it up.
black and hite art, text and everything would look ok, if the quality was pretty good [ie not printed from a £25 Epson printer... it sucks.. i know lol]
completely black and white stuff has the disadvantage of being less distinct, less detail on pictures and does, unfortunately, in my oppinion make it look more boring, but a few colours, looks better than loads =0
strange non?

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