Blindfold Connect

User Guide

Blindfold Connect is a fully accessible puzzle inspired by Connect 4, for both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play.

The game is also known as Captain’s Mistress, Four Up, Plot Four, Find Four, Fourplay, Four in a Row, Four in a Line and Gravitrips.
It’s a two-player connection game in which the players first choose a color and then take turns dropping colored discs from the top into a seven-column, six-row vertically suspended grid.
The pieces fall straight down, occupying the next highest space within the column.
The objective of the game is to be the first to form a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line of four of one’s own discs.

You always go first.
Swipe one finger left or right to move through the columns.
Double tap one finger to drop your red checker into the column where the cursor is.

When you drop a checker, it drops into the lowest position.
For examople, when you drop a checker in the “A” column, and there are no other checkers in that column, it will fall to the “A”,1 slot.
The next person to drop a checker in the “A” column,” will have the checker land in the “A”,2 slot.
The third person would have it land in “A”,3, and so on.

It doesn’t matter which column position you are in, when you double tap.
For example, you can be at the “A”,1 slot or the “A”,6 slot, and when you double tap, the checker will fall as far as it can go.

To explore the columns, swipe one finger up, down, left or right, and the game will tell you what color checker is at that position.
If there’s no checker there, you will hear a beep.

The columns are laid out from “A” on the left to “G” on the right, with row 1 at the bottom and row 6 at the top.
The first time you double tap, the checker will fall into the first row.
Hence, if you are in the center of the board, and you double tap, the checker will fall into “D” 1.

If all 42 positions have been filled with checkers, the game is a tie.

The computer current plays at skill level 5; the maximum skill level for the computer is 20.

Other Gestures

Swipe 2 fingers up to read column, swipe 2 fingers down to read row.
Swipe 2 fingers left to read from lower right to upper left.
Swipe 2 fingers right to read from lower left to upper right.

Scoring

To post your winning score to twitter, facebook or game center, tap twice with 2 fingers after the game is over.
Use the settings screen to specify which social network to use.

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