Blindfold Checkers

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

Blindfold Checkers is a fully accessible Checkers game for both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play.

Blindfold Checkers is played on an 8 by 8 checkerboard, where you and your opponent have 12 checkers, and you try eliminate all of your opponent's checkers by jumping over them.

You play against computer opponents whose skill varies from beginner to expert. There's a tutorial included with the game, and several different ways of getting hints.

Blindfold Simon was suggested by several blind gamers who enjoyed Blindfold Tile Puzzle and Blindfold Word Games.

Version

1.2.2

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

9.3.2

Accessibility Comments

Fully accessible.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

This is one of the new releases by KidFriendlySoftware that is addicting.
If you like this game, make sure to check out the Blindfold with Friends games.

Developer's Twitter Username

@BlindfoldGames

Recommendations

4 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by tunmi13 4 years 2 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Kerry Fielding on Friday, August 26, 2016

Just downloaded this game tonight as I liked playing drafts when I was younger. The game states that if you turn on the gesture menu you can swipe right with 2 fingers and get a list of moves you can make and double tap on the move you wish to make. When I try this, I hear the words "Preparing" then everything goes silent except for the music and the only way I can get speech back is to come out of the game, go back to the app switcher and go back in. Then it's a case of swiping or tapping around a little and things go back to normal again. Am I doing something wrong?

Submitted by techluver on Saturday, August 27, 2016

Have you ever thought of making a package, where, for like $50 or something, you could have unlimited everything for all the games?

Submitted by Kerry Fielding on Monday, August 29, 2016

This game is frustrating to the point of soul-destroying. Definitely not for me. I think it's the user and not the game at fault here. I just can't hold in my head where all my pieces are as well as those of my opponent. I get trashed at every game. Lol

Submitted by KidFriendlySoftware on Monday, August 29, 2016

Is there something we can do to help you with this? Other people have set up a real checkers board next to their , so they could feel the pattern. If you have an idea, let me know.

Submitted by Kerry Fielding on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

In reply to by KidFriendlySoftware

I honestly don't know. I don't have a physical checkers board to duplicate what is going on on the board. I do wonder though if it would be possible to hear the noise to indicate that your checker is in close proximity to that of your opponent every time you actually put your finger on it and it would most certainly be a massive help to hear where your opponent's checkers are that are on rows from D onwards. It's quite time-consuming to try and work out where everything is. Thanks for asking though. It's good to know I'm not the only 1 who has experienced a problem holding all the information in their head. Makes me feel a little better :-)

I've toyed with the idea of a monthly subscription but I've never gotten enough positive feedback on that. A one-time fee for all games would remove the economic incentive to keep adding more features to the games, or create more games.

Submitted by Kirstan on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

I too have just downloaded the Checkers game. I am afraid I can not get this right either. I am pretty good at visualizing things, but this game has me completely beat. I am not even sure how to set it up, so I am hearing the correct information. I think I should be able to jump somewhere but it just isn't possible. Also, endless times I have gotten down to only one checker and used the swipe to the right to hear what moves I have and there are none. so how does one move to even get jumped to finish the game when there are no move? I just don't get it either which is a darn pity because I would love to play a game of checkers/drafts.

Submitted by KidFriendlySoftware on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The game follows the standard rules - you must jump if there's a jump available over your opponents checker. Send me an email from the game, and I'll give you instructions on how to help me solve the problem for you.

Submitted by Ann on Saturday, August 18, 2018

Hi folks,

I have many, maybe most, of the blindfold games, but this is the only one that frustrates me to the ends of the Earth. I do not believe it is the games' fault, though. I'm sure it's all me. I can play physical checkers and do one thousand times better, but I guess I'm just not being able to hold checker positions well enough in my head for this game.

Does anyone have any advice for playing this game and not getting totally creamed each and every time, even by the computer players which are rated as poor players?

Or, does anyone know where an accessible checker board can be purchased for a reasonable amount? I used to have one, but it got lost or damaged ages ago.

Or, does anyone have any advice for remembering your opponents and your checker positions?

Thanks in advance.

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