Blindfold Crazy Eights

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Description of App: 

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

Blindfold Crazy Eights includes several variants of Crazy Eights, such as discard or draw, and discard or draw until you can discard. Since there are many rules choices for Crazy Eights, you can customize the game for many of those rules. You play against the computer, or against another player in Game Center. And its easy to invite other players to download the game!

The cards are not visible; instead, you play by listening. You can flick up or down to hear the cards, and tap to play a card or draw from the deck. A complete guide to the gestures is included in the help.

Blindfold Crazy Eights tells you if a card can be played. You can customize the game to your liking: how much extra information is spoken and how quickly it is spoken.

Blindfold Crazy Eights was suggested by several blind gamers who enjoyed Blindfold Racer and Blindfold Blackjack.

There is a STARTER PACK in-app upgrade that unlocks all settings features, and gives you a second Crazy Eights game. We'll be adding more Crazy Eights games as in-app upgrades.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

2.1.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone
iPad

iOS Version: 

8.2

Accessibility Comments: 

The game is completely accessible. The game play area is self-voicing. All other aspects of the game are spoken by Voiceover.

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: 

Works on iOS versions as low as 7.0. It's an addictive game, and quite easy to learn if you're not familiar with it. The in-app upgrade is recommended. A round of the single-draw version can often be finished in only a few minutes, so it's great for killing some time on a short car ride or at a bus stop. The keep drawing version usually takes longer and is more challenging.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@STEMdad