I've asked a question, and I feel that boardgames is the correct place to be asking it (as opposed to ux etc) that is about board game design. At the risk of the meta-effect the question is here https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/20410/which-design-is-clearest-to-indicate-failure-consequence.
I've received 2 downvotes, I'm assuming because my question could be taken as a bit subjective. I'd really like to improve it if the community feel that it is too subjective, so I'm opening this up, to ask what might I be able to do to improve it?
I'd like to keep the question in some form, as I've already had 2 comments that provide really great feedback even if they have not yet proposed an answer, so I'd appreciate any suggestions on what I may be able to do to make it a better fit.