Blindfold Phrase Madness

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

Phrase Madness is a fully accessible phrase guessing game for both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play.

Phrase Madness is a cross between concentration and wheel of fortune.
The objective of this game is to match the beginning of a common expression with the end of the expression.
For example, you would match "It's a beautiful day in the" with the ending "neighborhood".
You can play up to 26 phrases at a time.

After you play for a while, simply matching phrases can get boring, and that's where the madness kicks in.
With over 300 phrases, you'll find new and intersting combinations pop-up when you accidentally, or intentionally, match the beginning of one phrase with the end of another phrase.
For example, take the phrases, "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood" and, "Goodness gracious great balls of fire".
These two phrases might get mixed up while you're trying to match them, and you might hear "It's a beautiful day in the fire!"

Phrase Madness for the iPhone was suggested by several blind gamers who enjoyed Blindfold Spin And Solve, and played Phrase Madness on a PC.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPod Touch

Accessibility Comments

this app is very accessible and a memory challenge and I love it:)

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


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

Other Comments

love app and its eddicting like all other games of marty's

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3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by HarmonicaPlayer 6 years ago



Submitted by TJT 2001 on Thursday, May 19, 2016

This is another fantastic game from the developer of the Blindfold Games series.

Submitted by David Standen on Friday, May 20, 2016

I have only played 1 game of this so far but it lives up to the very high standards of the Blindfold series.

Submitted by Toonhead on Friday, May 20, 2016

this is a lot of fun! I get a lot of the answers wrong but some of the reactions are priceless. If you sit for a while without playing, it prompts you to do something. What fun!

Submitted by Ornella on Saturday, May 21, 2016

I love this game so much. it makes me laugh when I guess the wrong thing. lol good stress releaver.

Submitted by Ken Downey on Saturday, May 21, 2016

I definitely am glad ThaMarty and I were able to get this to y'all, and hopefuly soon you'll be able to record your own comments.

Submitted by TJT 2001 on Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ken, are you still selling/making Phrase Madness for Windows freely available? If so, from where could this be obtained?

Submitted by André Silva on Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hi everyone,

What's the ending of the phrase "Babe in the"? I would like to match the beginning of this phrase with its corresponding ending and I wouldn't like to make a fool of myself, since I'm an American person. Any tips would be appreciated, thanks.

Submitted by Clare Page on Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hi! I'm really enjoying Phrase Madness: this is yet another great addition to the Blindfold Games collection. I can't guarantee I'll match phrases right each time, but I don't feel the least bit ashamed of getting them wrong, because of the fun comments we get when we do match the wrong word with the wrong start of a phrase. Such comments, and sessions playing the game even if i get the words right, always make me smile. If you don't know which word to end the phrase with, keep trying until you find it: much better than us telling you the answers here, I'd say, plus you can smile at the fun comments if you do make mistakes!

Submitted by Brooke on Thursday, May 26, 2016

Is making mistakes and hearing what's said next. Plus, if you get all the other phrases matched, you'll eventually figure out the ending of that one.

Submitted by Toonhead on Thursday, May 26, 2016

If we gave you the answer here, it would quite literally ruin the fun of the game. Process of elimination and memorization is the name of the game.

Submitted by rdfreak on Friday, May 27, 2016

Hi all, love this game but I haven't been able to play to win yet. I don't understand how we are supposed to match the phrases on the first go when we only get letters announced while swiping up and down?
How does that work? I assumed we were supposed to hear each beginning and end of a phrase when we swipe up and down?

Submitted by J.R. on Sunday, May 29, 2016

Hi guys,
So I've had a great time with this game, and am even demoing it for my podcast. The phraise was changed as i selected rail for one, and now it changed it. on top of that, I baught a phraise pack, but it still cycles the same set of phraises I started with. I baught phraise pack 6, but I only see the same set, even when going to 10 phraises. Did I find a bug?

Submitted by J.R. on Sunday, May 29, 2016

The original phraise was: skinny as a mouse, but I selected rail as I didn't know where mouse was, now it selects skinny as a rail. Braught this to Marty's atention, but he said to post here. Besides this, this game has given me a great laugh at the best time. Besides solving the same phraises pretty much with one or two changes, and the fact it isn't in the same order, there isn't any randomness. There have been the last 10 phraises even when i started at 5.

Submitted by Lysette Chaproniere on Thursday, December 22, 2016

Member of the AppleVis Blog Team

I'm enjoying the funny combinations and comments. However, I'm confused by the fact that it only gives letters for the start and end of each phrase. Is it intentionally designed so you have no way of knowing which phrase ending corresponds to which letter, and therefore have no way of getting them all right on first go unless you're extremely lucky, or am I missing something?

Submitted by KidFriendlySoftware on Monday, January 2, 2017

In reply to by Lysette Chaproniere

Yes, when Ken Downey created the game, it was intentional. You need to remember what phrase corresponds to each position so that you eventually get it right.

Submitted by James Dean on Monday, May 22, 2017

I purchased the bundle but the number of phrases maxes out at 12. The game says you can solve up to 26 phrases, but this doesn't seem to be working for me.

While you can scroll to get to the others, it's inconvenient. Apple changed this in ios 9 or 10.
I've just resubmitted a new version to make it easier. Should be out in a few days.