Blindfold Crazy Eights Friends

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Description of App

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

Blindfold Crazy Eights with Friends includes several variants of Crazy Eights, such as discard or draw, and discard or draw until you can discard. Unlike Blindfold Crazy Eights, where you can only play with computer opponents, in this game, you can play with 2, 3 or 4 of your friends.

Version

3.4.3

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

9.3

Accessibility Comments

very 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

Like all of the other games from this developer, the app is completely accessible.

If you want a non-Game Center Crazy Eights game, don't forget the standard Crazy Eights game that this developer has also made. It is a separate app from the App Store.

Developer's Twitter Username

@blindfoldgames

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by TJT 2001 4 years 9 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by kool_turk on Saturday, February 20, 2016

Is there a reason why there are separate apps for online play?

Why not just do it like Blindfold War.

You had online and offline games separated by tabs.

It was obvious when you were playing online or offline.

Submitted by TJT 2001 on Saturday, February 20, 2016

In a podcast, the developer said that Apple would not allow him to charge users for Game Center. With this app, I think that he now can.

Submitted by David Standen on Saturday, February 20, 2016

I tried unsuccessfully to play a full game over game centre with a friend. Unfortunately, we both received messages on our devices that the opposing player had left the game when we had not. This occurred both with VO enabled and disabled. I had not purchased unlimited coins at the time but purchased them a few minutes ago, so I hope this has solved the issue. I also took a look at the settings screen and noticed that posting your game scores to game centre is not an option. Since we can play this game over game centre, can this be implemented please?

Submitted by charles on Friday, March 25, 2016

Can someone with experience go through the processes, step by step, in sequence, of finding, challenging, and playing against a friend using Game Center? Thanks

Submitted by KidFriendlySoftware on Thursday, April 21, 2016

For everyone that is frustrated with this app, please contact me. I had this version in testing for about 2 months, but even then, there were only a handful of testers. There may be one or two flaws left, but I haven't received any reports of problems, so contact me if you have a problem.

I found game center to be unreliable to maintain a game, so I use game center to match people up. After that, it uses independent servers to maintain the game.

f there's no one around to match up, there's not much that can be done. My suggestion is to invite a friend to play, and that's described in the user guide.

Once the game is established, you don't need to keep the connection alive. You should be able to leave the game, and tap RESUME to continue the game you started. Right now, I only allow one game at a time to be active on your phone; that may change in the future.

By the way, Apple's review process on apps, for the most part, is that there are no obvious flaws, and you don't violate Apple's rules. As to testing in a multi-player scenario; they just don't do that. It would be nice if they did, but they don't. All of the testing comes from the blindness community who want to help out.

I've done 3 games so far (Crazy 8, Wildcard and Road Trip) using this technology, and for the most part, it seems reliable, but again, I can only resolve problems if someone reports them.

Submitted by KidFriendlySoftware on Thursday, April 21, 2016

There are several reasons:
1. When the apps are completely bug free (they are not yet), I will charge a few dollars for the multi-player option. Apple does not permit that if it were the same app, thereby not giving me any way to recover the time spent on building it.

2. The apps are sufficiently different that it gets confusing as to which game you are resuming.

3. The apps are structured differently within the code, and it makes it much easier to resolve problems.