Blindfold Bowling Tweets

I just received this tweet from Kris:

Just scored 320 points, 0 spares and 12 strikes playing Blindfold Bowling !

Why did she send me this tweet?

In Blindfold Bowling, like most of the Blindfold games, you can set the game to automatically post your high scores to Facebook or Twitter.  And that’s exactly what Kris did.

Blindfold Bowling was created about 3 years ago, and it continues to be one of the most popular Blindfold Games.  If you follow my blog, you’ve probably read some testimonials from people who rediscovered bowling through this game, or play the game when they aren’t bowling in their blind bowling league.

In Blindfold Bowling –  an audio game – you position yourself by moving your finger left and right.  The game tells you where are: when your finger is on the left edge of the phone, a woman says five.  As you move your finger towards the center, the woman counts down to 1, then says “center’, then a man starts counting up from 1 to 5, where 5 is the right edge of the phone.

I asked the gamers how they wanted to choose the angle to throw the ball.  I got back so many different alternatives, the game comes with 3 methods.  The simplest is a straight throw.  After you position yourself, you swipe up.  The ball travels straight towards the pins.  It’s very easy, and it’s a great way for someone to learn how to play Blindfold Bowling.

If you want to pick an angle, you can use “One Finger Aim and Throw”.  First, position yourself on the bowling alley as described above, pause briefly, then, to aim, flick in the direction that you want the ball to go.

To be even more accurate in your bowling, use the “Two Finger Aim and Throw”.  Position yourself using your thumb (not your forefinger), and then touch your fore-finger on the screen, and rotating your finger left and right (while you keep your thumb in the same spot) until you have ball aimed exactly where you want.  Finally, pause briefly, then flick your fore-finger.

You hear the ball traveling down the bowling alley,  the sounds of the ball hitting pins and then the sounds of pins crashing into each other and falling down.  It’s amazingly life-like.

You can download Blindfold Bowling here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-bowling/id1038994263?mt=8

 

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