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Kim-Joy's Magic Bakery Accessibility Report

We've documented 26 accessibility features for Kim-Joy's Magic Bakery in the Difficulty, Getting Started, Reading, Physical, Visual and Audio areas to aid enjoyment of the game for different players. This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

Kim-Joy's Magic Bakery is a card collecting game where you run a bakery in a magic forest. You play by collecting Ingredient cards, then using them to “bake” Layer cards to match customer orders. It is a team game, where your shop's capacity is the biggest limitation, so you need to work together efficiently and carefully to bake up a success.

Board GameKim-Joy's Magic Bakery
ACCESSIBILITY REPORT

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2021

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 2-5

Genres: Collecting, Communication and Sequencing

Accessibility: 26 features

Components: Cards and Placeables

Developer: Skybound Games (@SkyboundGames)

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Difficulty in Kim-Joy's Magic Bakery which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play.

Difficulty Options

No Memorisation Advantage: You don’t need to memorise and recall the state of the game, cards played, sequences and resources to play the game well. Players who are able to do this more easily are not at an advantage.

No Deceit Advantage: No game mechanic where players need to deceive each other to progress. This includes bluffing and lying.

No Mathematics Advantage: Game can be played effectively without doing more than simple counting. It doesn't require calculations or working with large numbers.

Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 7 accessibility features for Getting Started in Kim-Joy's Magic Bakery which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game.

Assistance Getting Started

These features aid your play of the game in terms of cognitive load on learning controls, dealing with pressure and coping with the environment and challenges.

Clear Manual: Game provides a manual that breaks play into number sections, groups information sensibly and uses illustrative pictures.

Electronic Version of Manual: A free online version of the manual provided by the publisher.

Reference Aid: In addition to the main rules, a succinct quick reference card is also provided for each player to remind them of key rules, actions and currencies. This may be a separate card or integrated onto the board or cards.

Assistance Progressing

These features aid your progress through the game offering different ways of managing your pieces and progression.

Play Order Tokens (Or play order doesn’t change): Where player order impacts the game or there are multiple play phases the game provides a means of keeping track of this. Includes provision of play order tokens or use of piece/board orientation.

Reaction-Time Not Critical: Individual game actions don’t need quick reactions. This means you don't need to quickly respond to events in the game or other players.

Low Pressure: Decisions aren’t time-limited so you can take your time with each action.

Low Impact: Decisions are low impact. If you get something wrong, you can still make up for it and/or progress another way.

ReadingReading

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Reading in Kim-Joy's Magic Bakery which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides accessible text.

Reading Level

How much reading is required to play the game and how complex the language is.

Moderate Reading: Moderate reading required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a high school student (14-year-old) would appreciate.

Necessary Text Visibility

How clear are the required text or numbers to play the game.

High Contrast Text (Or no text required): Text or number colours contrasts to the background. The text in instructions and other information is presented in high contrast ideally with a solid background.

Clear Icons: Icons are used to simply communicate and highlight important graphical elements related to gameplay. This assumes good contrast and generally familiar symbols.

 

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PhysicalPhysical

We've documented 7 accessibility features for Physical in Kim-Joy's Magic Bakery which deal with how you interact with the game components and how accommodating these are of different requirements.

Pieces

How the game components accommodate interactions through touch, shape, texture and colour.

No Non-Standard Dice (Or No Dice): The game uses standard numerical dice, doesn’t need dice to play or ensures dice are readable by touch.

No Tiny Pieces: Game pieces are not very small. This doesn't cover cards. The target size for this is not less than 20mm wide and not less than 2mm thick.

No Paper Money: The game doesn’t use paper money.

No Sprawl: You can play the game on a small surface (train table or hospital bed table) of approximately 1/2 meter square. Or you can manage this in a small space easily.

Cards

How the game assists interaction, manipulation and management of game cards.

Standard Card Shape: Cards confirm to standard size so they work with card shufflers and other card management devices.

No Excessive Card Shuffling: You don’t need to shuffle the deck of cards more than twice per total play of the game. This wouldn’t include games like Poker.

Placement

How the game assists interaction, manipulation, management and placement of game pieces.

Easily Verbalised Actions: The game is clearly labelled (landmarks, coordinates and so on) to make it possible to unambiguously describe game actions and relate those to the board or other pieces. This is useful for players who need others to move their pieces.

 

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VisualVisual

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Visual in Kim-Joy's Magic Bakery which deal with how well the game offers visual clarity and adjustments to accommodate visual needs.

Component Identifiability

How easy it is to see and identify the components you need to work with to play the game.

Outline Key Elements: Game uses a highly distinctive visual silhouette for essential elements required to play the game. This may be from the shape of game elements or by applying a bold outline or backing colour. It may also be clear text if that is the only pertinent information

No Busy Backgrounds: Game board or cards have a simple or monochrome design to aid in identifying game elements when observed in play on top of the board.

No Close Inspection Disadvantage: If necessary, players can inspect similar pieces to distinguish them without time limit or risk of leaking gameplay intention.

 

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AudioAudio

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Audio in Kim-Joy's Magic Bakery which deal with how the game supports player communication to meet a range of requirements.

Communication

How the game accommodates different styles of communication, particularly non-verbal.

Audio Cues Mirrored Visually (Or no critical audio signals): Where audio cues (soundtrack, player utterances and shouts) are critical for play, there are visual equivalents to ensure players with hearing impairments aren’t disadvantaged as a result of the loss of incidental sound.

No Pressured Reveals: No reliance on revealing actions or choices simultaneously. This ensures players who can’t perform the revealing action in real-time aren’t excluded.

No Pressured Communication: Game doesn’t require you to speak over (or louder or faster than) other players. The game includes gaps where only a single player is permitted to communicate and make their point.

 

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VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors Rob Prior


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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