Blindfold RS Games

Overview

RS Games specializes in the development of accessible games, products and software for the blind and visually impaired.
On Dec. 20, 2009, RS Games first began as a meager multiplayer, online version of monopoly.
Five years later, it boasts many popular board and card game titles such as Uno, Blackjack, Farkle and Cards Against Humanity.

This app lets you play all of the games featured on the RS Games website.
While some of these games are similar to some Blindfold Games, they are not related to the corresponding Blindfold Game.
All games in this app are designed for multiple players using the RS Games game server.
Some games provide a computer player to play with.

To start a game, tap START PLAYING. To move through any menu, swipe up and down.
Login with your existing RS Games username and password, or create a new account.
If you forgot your username and no longer use the email you registered with RS Games, send an email to rsgames@gmail.com.

Playing with a keyboard

You can use your bluetooth qwerty or braille keyboard to play this game and navigate the screen.
To jump to any item in the menu, press the first letter of that menu choice. For example, to jump to the LOGIN option, press L.
If there are multiple menu items that start with an “L”, your cursor will jump to the next one in the list.
To select that item, press RETURN or ENTER.
If there’s only one such menu item, it will be automatically selected.

To navigate in a menu, use up and down arrow keys. To jump to the start of the list, press left arrow. To jump to the end, press right arrow.
You can also use the arrow keys when navigating a grid, such as in Battleship.

When using a list where there are one or more items that you can select (as in Yahtzee), use the SPACE bar to check or uncheck an item.
Use CONTROL SPACE to select all items, and SHIFT SPACE to unselect all items.
Once you are finished selecting, press RETURN or ENTER.

To browse the history of messages, press
control left arrow for the first message,
control right arrow for the most recent message,
control up arrow to go back one message and
control down arrow to forward one message.
To browse the history of chats, press
command left arrow for the first chat message,
command right arrow for the most recent chat message,
command up arrow to go back one chat message and
command down arrow to forward one chat message.

To use any of the keyboard short-cuts described in the key menu, just press those keys.
For example, to get game information at any time, press TAB.
To get game instructions at any time, hold down the CONTROL and COMMAND keys, and press the digit 1.
Use CONTROL 1 to CONTROL 9 for the F1 through F9 keys.
Use CONTROL 0 for the F10 key. Use CONTROL minus for the F11 key. Use CONTROL equal sign for the F12 key.
Press CONTROL and COMMAND together for the CONTROL function keys, such as CONTROL COMMAND 1 for CONTROL F1.

After you’ve created a game, and you’ve either created bots to play with or someone joined your game, you start the game by pressing RETURN.

To go back to the main menu (where you pressed the START PLAYING button), swipe up with 3 fingers.
To stop the game from finishing whatever it was saying, tap the screen with one finger.

Playing without a keyboard

To select between menu items, swipe up and down, and then double tap to pick the current menu choice.
To go back to the main menu (where you pressed the START PLAYING button), swipe up with 3 fingers.
To hear all of the available gestures, tap the screen with 3 fingers.

When you are typing things, like your login name or password, tap RETURN to complete it.
To cancel, delete everything you typed, and tap RETURN.

From time to time, the game may suggest pressing a key such as CONTROL F1 to get help.
You can use the key menu for extended options like that.

To bring up the key menu, press one finger for about a second.
You’ll hear a confirming dong, and then the first option in the key menu.
To dismiss the key menu, press one finger again for about a second. You’ll hear a confirming dong-dong.
The key menu is normally dismissed each time you select something.
To change that, change the DISMISS KEY MENU option in the SETTINGS screen.

If you are playing a game that requires you to move around on the screen, like Battleship,
and you aren’t using a keyboard, you can swipe the screen UP, DOWN, LEFT or RIGHT.
To enter your selection, tap the screen twice.

When using a list where there are one or more items that you can select (as in Yahtzee), tap with 2 fingers to check or uncheck an item.
Swipe down with 2 fingers to select all items, and swipe up with 2 fingers to unselect all items.
Once you are finished selecting, tap twice with one finger.

To browse the history of messages or chats, swipe down with 3 fingers, and you will hear a confirming twang.
Select either the text history or the chat history, and then swipe the screen UP, DOWN, LEFT or RIGHT.
To dismiss the menu, swipe down with 3 fingers again, and you will hear a confirming twang-twang.

After you’ve created a game, and you’ve either created bots to play with or someone joined your game, you start the game by swiping 2 fingers to the right.

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