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Although these two games were apparently released in July, I just recently discovered them.

BG Alchemy
Spoonbill software wrote:

In Blind Gamers Alchemy you are a trainee Alchemist learning the art of transmuting Lead into Gold and in the process advancing through the Alchemical ranks to reach your ultimate goal of becoming the Grand Alchemical Emperor.

On each level you must transmute each of the 72 cells on the board from Lead to Gold. You do this by placing mystic Runes on the board according to certain rules. Each mystic rune successfully placed on a Lead cell, is immediately transmuted to Gold. Each Rune must be played next to another Rune already on the board. To successfully play a Rune, all edges of the Rune which abut Runes already on the board must match in color or type or both. You score points for each play based on the number of matched edges and whether you played the Rune on a Lead cell or a cell already transmuted to Gold.

http://www.spoonbillsoftware.com.au/bgalchemy.htm

BG Hangman
Spoonbill software wrote:

]Blind Gamers Hangman is a blind accessible computerized version of the old pencil and paper game called Hangman. One player thinks of a word but does not say what it is. Instead, he writes the word as dashes on a piece of paper. One dash for each letter of the word. The other player then tries to guess the mystery word a letter at a time. If the guessed letter appears in the word, all occurrences of that letter are revealed by writing them over the appropriate dashes. If the guessed letter does not appear in the word, this is a bad guess. You are penalized for a bad guess by having one more element of the hanged man drawn on the gallows. Once all nine elements have been drawn and the hanged man is complete, you lose the game. If you guess the mystery word before the hanged man is complete, you are credited with a win.

In this version, the computer is the player who thinks of the mystery word. You are the player who must guess the word. There are also two levels of difficulty, Easy and Hard.

http://www.spoonbillsoftware.com.au/bghangman.htm

I have tried both games. BG Alchemy didn't appeal to me all that much though I'd bet that some of you will enjoy its challenge, but BG Hangman has joined BG Solitair as one of my more frequently played audio games.

Enjoy!

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Hi, I'd love to get all the sp games. Is there any way to do this without downloasing them one at a time?

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Cool thanks for the announcement Orko.
I've always admired the design in the sp games, they're just very well put together for what they are.
Bg Alchemy sounds  quite intreaguing, and if the Hangman game has all the usual variations and deisgn levels Ian Humphties usually does it should be pretty cool too.

My lady actually loves BG crossword, but has finished all of the none cryptic ones that had answers, and isn't sure where to get more to play with it.

As regards downloading all the games, it'd be easy enough for someone who already had them all to make a big archive, but personally as some games interest  me more than others, I have  just got the ones I tend to like.
EG I love the trick taking games like prediction whist, but solitare style games have always boggled me a bit.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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Spoonbill's site has links to pages with downloadable crosswords on them, some free, some paid. Plus since BG Crosswords supports industry standard formats like *.puz, you should be able to google for downloadable crossword puzzles and find more sources.

For a single file with the entire Spoonbill collection, the first place I'd look is the audio games archive. Even if they don't have a single large file, all the Spoonbill games would be on one page which would make downloading all of them much easier than downloading them from Spoonbill's site.

I'm like Dark here, since I was interested in only a small handful of their games, I just downloaded the ones I wanted and left the rest.

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I dont like pozzle games but i'll try thees

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where is the readme for the alchemy game?

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@Diegogaribay you can usually alwyas get the instructions in any spoonbill games by hitting f1.

@Orko, I looked at those links. One site appeared to have   standard, none cryptic crosswords,  for download, but lots of other seemed really random, requiring their own software or some complicated payment system.

I'm not against paying for the things if they'd work, though your probably right that maybe just googling crosswords in the correct format might be a better result.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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@Diegogaribay you can usually alwyas get the instructions in any spoonbill games by hitting f1.

@Orko, I looked at those links. One site appeared to have   standard, none cryptic crosswords,  for download, but lots of other seemed really random, requiring their own software or some complicated payment system.

I'm not against paying for the things if they'd work, though your probably right that maybe just googling crosswords in the correct format might be a better result.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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Spoonbill Software actually has a games installer which can be downloaded here. Just run the program, select the blind category and the games you want to install. About the Audiogames Archive, we actually don't host or link to the games. See this page for an explanation.

Philips SAA1099

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Alchemy sounds pretty cool, I'm definitely going to give that a try. Hangman I'm a little less enthused about, simply because there are a lot of hangman games out there already, but considering how well-developed the titles by this developer are, I'll probably try it anyway.

The glass is neither half empty nor half full. It's just holding half the amount it can potentially hold.

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Oh yes! I love SP games, so I'll give them a try.
@orko, thank you for the announcement of this release!
As SP didn't release any game since the last year or so, I didn't check the website.

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I don't routinely check their web site either. I just did it on a whim. But since it appears that they aren't doing email updates and announcements any more, perhaps I'll have to get into the habit of checking their site for new games every couple of months.

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Oh in fact I am glad to tell you that SP didn't release two new games but three instead. The third one is called BG Tablic Solitaire.
Here goes the description:
Released March 2018

Tablic is a card game played in Serbia and other countries of the former Yugoslavia. Each player has a hand of cards and there is a layout of face up cards on the table. Each player in turn plays a card. If its value matches the value of a card or cards in the layout, the played card and the matched cards are captured and placed face down in front of the player. If the card played does not match, it is added to the layout and the turn passes. There are normally either two players, or four players in fixed partnerships, partners sitting opposite each other. B G Tablic Solitaire is based on the Serbian game, and as its name suggests, it is a game for a single player.

This game is blind accessible, but as usual with Spoonbill Software's blind accessible games, graphics are provided for the benefit of visually impaired players.
The game is included in the same installer, which was linked by Slender.
Sorry for my very very bad English, and hope it could be useful or something...

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