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Sushi Go! Accessibility Report

We've documented 29 accessibility features for Sushi Go! 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.

Sushi Go! is a sushi-themed card game where you collect combinations of cards to complete sushi dishes and score points. The different dishes require a varying number of cards and related scores based on the complexity of the recipe. But there's a twist: each time you choose a card to keep, you must pass your hand to the next player.

NotesAccessibility Notes


This report is based on Sushi Go! rather than Sushi Go Party!

It's important to remember the different scoring options. Also, it can be an advantage to remember what was in your hand when you passed it on. You do need to use simple maths to resolve scoring but this is a relatively straightforward addition and identification of multiples so doesn't offer an advantage. Also, another player could handle this for you.

The text on the card ranges from 3-4mm tall and is important as it describes how to score points. The card titles don't have great contrast in every instance, but the scoring information is always high contrast as it is white on dark grey. Also, each food type has its own distinct image. Although colour does help distinguish the cards, there's no time limit on this so doesn't impact play.

When you score points you place your cards face up in front of you, these may need to be read upside-down by another player to see your current score.

It's not a game where you can verbalise your actions as you make choices from hands only you can see. This means the game state is not verbalisable.

Report informed by Meeple Like Us assessment which offers an extended review.

Board GameSushi Go!
ACCESSIBILITY REPORT

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/09/2014

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 2-5

Genres: Collecting (Push-Your-Luck and Sequencing)

Accessibility: 29 features

Components: Cards

Developer: Gamewright (@Gamewright)

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Difficulty in Sushi Go! which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play.

Difficulty Options

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

No Colour Advantage: Game can be played without colour-blindness being a barrier to performance.

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

 

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Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 7 accessibility features for Getting Started in Sushi Go! 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.

Digital Version: Official version of game is available on digital platforms to both enable remote play and aid learning rules with the computer managing systems.

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 4 accessibility features for Reading in Sushi Go! 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.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a primary/elementary student (9-year-old) could understand.

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.

Primary and Secondary Text Distinguishable (Or no text required): Game separates non-essential flavour text from essential gameplay text, to ease comprehension. Includes games that don't have flavour text.

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 Sushi Go! 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.

No Fiddly Placement: No movement or manipulation of small pieces or cards in limited space on a board or other location.

 

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VisualVisual

We've documented 4 accessibility features for Visual in Sushi Go! which deal with how well the game offers visual clarity and adjustments to accommodate visual needs.

Printed Visibility

How well the art on (and design of) components support a range of visual needs.

Colour Blind Friendly Design: Game prioritises the use of colour blind friendly palettes. This eases distinguishing elements of the game where colour is used. Ensure colour blind supporting graphics can be easily described or verbalised.

Double-Coding Colour: Colour is not the only way to distinguish elements. This includes games that make use of texture, shapes, symbols or other visual differentiation, to supplement colour information.

High Contrast Colours: Key information uses high contrasting colours between background and visual elements. This is a ratio of at least 4:1.

Component Identifiability

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

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.

AudioAudio

We've documented 4 accessibility features for Audio in Sushi Go! 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.

Playable Without Hearing: You can play the game without the need to hear other players or sound made by game elements. Where other communication channels can be used if you have a supportive set of players, this is only included if communication can be low pressure.

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


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