Blindfold Hearts

User Guide

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

You control this game using iPhone gestures.

First, in the main menu, select one of the hearts games, and tap it.

This is the typical game of Hearts where the first card determines the suit, and each player must follow suit.

Whichever player has the 2 of clubs begins the game by playing that card.

If a player does not have any cards of that suit, after the first hand has been played, he can play a heart.

Once hearts are broken, he can also play the Queen of Spades.

Hearts cannot be led unless Hearts have already been broken.

The player who has the lowest score wins the round.

Each heart is worth one point and the queen of spades is worth 13 points.

However, if you collect all 13 heart cards and the queen of spades, the three other players get 26 points each.

The idea of the game is to have the lowest score.

The game ends when one player gets more than target score; the player with the lowest score wins the game.

To move left or right within your hand, flick left and right.

To move to the next suit in your hand, swipe left or right with 2 fingers.

To hear all of your cards, swipe down with two fingers.

To hear the top discard pile again, tap the screen with 2 fingers.

To hear the points and number of tricks each player has won so far, tap the screen twice with 2 fingers.

To hear the status of the game, such as the number of cards you and your opponents have, shake the phone.

No Pass Hearts

This is a game of no pass hearts: there is no passing of cards between players prior to the game starting, and there are 3 or 4 players.

In the 4 player game, each player gets 13 cards, and the player with the 2 of clubs starts the game.

In the 3 player game, each player gets 17 cards, and the player with the 3 of clubs starts the game.  The 2 of clubs is removed from the deck.

Passing and other Hearts variations will be added in future versions.

You will hear your actions and game information in a woman’s voice, and the other computer player’s actions in a man’s voice.

To go back to the main menu, swipe up with 3 fingers.

How to use coins

To play one round of Hearts, you will use one coin.

This game comes with 10 coins, so you can play 10 rounds of Hearts.

You can purchase coins in the GET UPGRADES screen.

If you bought the STARTER PACK for this game when it was first created in early 2015, you don’t need coins.

Playing against the computer

When playing against the computer, you can change the name and skill of the other players.

Normally one computer player is good, one is average, and one is very good.

To find out more about each of the computer players, in the SETTINGS screen, tap CUSTOMIZE COMPETITOR.

To change a competitor’s name, or their skill level, tap on the INFO button.

Customizing your competitors requires an in-app upgrade.

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