Blindfold Shuffleboard is a fully accessible outdoor shuffleboard bgame, for both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play.
The objective is to shove discs from the start of the court to the scoring area at the far end of the court, and knock your opponent’s discs out of the scoring area.
Outdoor shuffleboard descends from an 18th-century table game called shovelboard.
Outdoor shuffleboard is played with a long-handled cue to shove or slide 6-inch discs along a 52-foot-long by 6-foot-wide court.
You control Blindfold Shuffleboard using iPhone gestures.
First, in the main menu, select one of the Shuffleboard games.
To play this game, you need to learn how to slide your disks, and learn how the playing field is laid out.
To learn how to slide your disc, start with Practice Mode.
To slide your disc, move your finger left and right near the bottom of the phone, then flick or slide your finger towards the top of the screen.
The faster you flick, the faster and more powerful your slide is.
During practice, a woman tells you how quickly you flicked and how much power was in your flick.
A man tells you, on a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 beyond the end of the scoring area, how far your disc went.
Experiment by changing the length of your flick.
For example, if, instead of quickly flicking, you slide your finger from the bottom to the middle of the screen,
that takes a long time, so your shot won’t be very powerful, and won’t travel very far.
On the other hand, if you flick quickly, your shot will be very powerful, and your disc will probably go beyond the scoring zone.
Once you have mastered flicking, it’s a good idea to learn about the playing field.
The scoring area is shaped like a triangle, with the base on the triangle at the top of the screen, and the point of the triangle in the center of the screen.
There are four horizontal sections to the triangle.
Reading from the top of the screen down, if the disc ends up in the topmost section, you lose 10 points,
If the disc ends up in the second from the top area, you gain 7 points.
If the disc ends up in the third from the top area, you gain 8 points.
If the disc ends up in the bottom area, you gain 10 points.
If the disc ends up anywhere else, you don’t get any points.
If all this sounds confusing, you can learn the layout of the scoring area another way – using Explore Mode on the main menu.
That’s described later.
When playing shuffleboard, you get 4 yellow discs to slide, and your opponent gets 4 black discs to slide, and you and your opponent alternate turns.
After you make your first slide, and the disc lands in the 7, 8 or 10 point zone, your opponent may try to knock his disc into your disc, and push your disc out of the scoring area, or into the lose 10 point zone. And when it’s your turn to slide your second disc, you can try to do the same to your opponent.
You are ready to play your first game – start with Solo Game.
Each shot actually takes two gestures. First you position your shot, then you flick upwards.
To position your shot, place your finger near the bottom of the screen, and slide it left and right until you hear a ding, meaning your finger is in the center of the screen, and is lined up with the point of the triangle.
Keep pressing your finger on the screen until your hear dong-dong, and then flick up to slide the disc, like you did during practice mode.
A woman tells you how well you scored.
Remember, once you hear dong-dong, you must flick to make your shot.
If you decide to reject your shot after you’ve heard dong-dong, just move your finger to either edge of the phone and lift it.
You’ll hear a honk, and you are ready to position and shoot again.
After your disc stops moving, you can find out exactly where it landed, before you take your next shot.
Place your finger near the bottom of the screen, and moving it right and left on the screen.
When a disc is directly lined up with your finger, a woman will tell you which zone your disk is in.
Since you are playing in Solo mode, you will only hear about your disks.
You will always hear a ding when you are in the center of the screen.
Knowing where the discs are in the playing field is the key to winning at shuffleboard.
For example, let’s say your first disc is just in front of the 10 point zone, and you want to push it further into the 10 point zone.
Move your finger left and right on the screen, until your finger is lined up with that disk.
Then, without moving your finger, keep pressing until you hear dong-dong, then flick up.
Your disc will knock into your first disc, pushing both discs into the 10 point zone.
To hear where all the discs are located, swipe down with 2 fingers.
To hear your score, swipe up with 2 fingers.
In Explore mode, you explore the playing field to learn where everything is positioned, by moving your finger around on the screen.
When your finger is in one of the scoring zones, a woman tells which scoring zone, such as 10 points.
Start your discovery from the bottom of the screen towards the top.
To leave explore mode, swipe up with 3 fingers.
Playing a computer opponent
When playing against the computer, you and your opponent both get 4 discs, and you go first.
Your results are announced in a woman’s voice, and your opponent’s are announced in a man’s voice.
When you are sliding your finger left and right to discover where all the discs are,
a woman says where your disks are, and a man says where your opponent’s disks are.
You can play against passive, normal or aggressive players; the more aggressive the opponent, the more likely that opponent will aim to push your discs out of the scoring area.
To post your winning score to facebook or twitter, tap twice with 2 fingers after the game is over.
To go back to the main menu, swipe up with 3 fingers.
How use coins
To start a game, you will use one coin.
This game comes with 10 coins, so you can play 10 full games of shuffleboard.
You can buy more coins at any time; tap the GET UPGRADES button on the main screen.
The SETTINGS screen has several sections.
In the first section of SETTINGS, you can change how the game performs.
You can select an option for less talk and sound effects.
You can change how loud the background sounds are.
You can chance how to shoot the disk. By default, you just position and flick. In earlier versions of this game, you would first position your finger, then pause until you heard ding-ding, then flick. Use this setting to go back to the older method.