10 Pin Shuffle Bowling by Digital Smoke, recommended app for people living with dementia

10 Pin Shuffle Bowling by Digital Smoke, recommended app for people living with dementia

Review

10 Pin Shuffle Bowling is a hybrid of the board game 'shuffleboard' and 10 pin bowling. The game is very easy to understand and control with players required to flick a puck down the alley and knock over the pins. Games can be single player, against another human (on the same device or across two devices) or against the computer. There are many accessibility options allowing the user to adjust the control difficulty as well as audio and animation effects (see below for our recommended settings). There are also multiple game modes available including traditional 'shuffleboard' without the bowling elements, or a variation that includes the card game poker, however both of these modes are more challenging. The free version of the app only includes the bowling with poker variation (and contains adverts, although they are unobtrusive), and therefore is not recommended for most users. 


Recommended settings

Access the 'Help & Settings' menu from the launch screen, followed by 'Settings'. These are our recommended settings when introducing the game:

  • Controls Sensitivity (Easy)
  • Sound Effects (user preference)
  • Volume (user preference)
  • Crowd Cheering (On)
  • Crowed Jeering (Off)
  • Shuffleboard Points (On)
  • Split Animations (Off)
  • Bowling Guides (On)
  • Social Sharing Buttons (Off)
  • Sync Scores... (Off)

Return to the launch screen and select 'Bowling'; '10 Pin Bowling' and choose whether to play single player, two player or against the iPad.