Ears Skipbo Solitaire

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Saturday, January 5, 2019
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Description of App

Ears Skipbo Solitaire is a fully accessible card game inspired by the Skipbo card game, for both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play.

The objective of the game is to be the first one to empty your stock pile. You have a stock pile with 30 cards, 4 discard piles, and your hand of 5 cards. Your opponent has the same. The deck consists of cards from 1 to 12.

The game starts by playing a 1 card from your hand onto a build pile. Then if you have a 2 card, you play it, then a 3 card and so on, until you play a 12. The build pile is cleared off, and you start again. If you cannot play a card, you discard a card, and your opponent goes. There are other rules, but that's quick summary of the game.

You can play with up to 3 computer opponents, and change their skill level.

Ears Skipbo Solitaire was suggested by several blind gamers who enjoyed Solitaire and Hearts.

Ears Skipbo Solitaire comes with coins to learn how to play, with additional coins available as an in-app upgrade.

Version

1.3.2

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

10.2

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

Another great game from Blindfold Games. Being the fiftieth app created by Blindfold Games, we can see that their unwavering commitment to game accessibility remains ever-true.

Developer's Twitter Username

@BlindfoldGames

Recommendations

2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Leseguenni 2 years 5 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Wayne Scott Jr on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I wish Blindfold Solitaire was programmed like the Cat and Mouse game. I have a very hard time navigating the screen in Solitaire. The Cat and Mouse game is much easier to navigate. I love this game. I haven't played in this years. Keep it up!

Submitted by KidFriendlySoftware on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Solitaire was one of the first games; I've learned a lot since, but keep in mind that there are many more options of doing things in solitaire.

Submitted by alex wallis on Friday, November 4, 2016

Hi, first off this entry needs updating to reflect the fact this game is actually called blindfold cat and mouse solitaire now, and also the description needs updating because it refers to blindfold spite.

I am also writing to suggest people should consider avoiding the latest update, I keep getting messages saying the computer made an illegal move when its my turn, restarting the app sorts this, but I had another issue where when I restarted the game it just buzzed at me when I tried to do anything.
Finally I am running into an issue where I make my turn but then the computer either doesn't seem to play or none of its moves are announced. Unfortunately this update seems rather buggy and in urgent need of looking at. there is also an issue where if you tap on an empty discard pile you get a drumb sound as if you picked up a card. I am sure these issues will be sorted out soon though but just writing so everyone knows.

Submitted by KidFriendlySoftware on Friday, November 4, 2016

I just submitted a fixed version to the app store. Sorry for the inconvenience, but the new version should be out within a day or two.

Submitted by TJT 2001 on Friday, November 4, 2016

I have made the necessary edits to the app's description.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

When my opponent plays and the deck runs out, I have no chance to refresh it with the new gestures wich ends the game. Can you make that automatic? Also, if I name an opponent and then try to play them I always get back to Amy who is not affected by changing wich is okay but I want the other difficulties rather than poor.