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Tonality Virtual Listening Sound Matching Memory Game

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This is a unique and engaging interactive listening and sound matching memory puzzle game. Players must select a block and listen closely to its tone. Then, they must look for another block in the board that matches that block’s tone. You win the game once you’ve paired each block correctly. Boards come in 3 x 3, 4 x 4, 5 x 5, and 6 x 6 blocks. The has three modes: Practice, Timed, and Active. Practice mode allows you to solve puzzles with no time limit. Timed mode, meanwhile, must be solved within the given time limit. Finally, Active mode has no time limit but two blocks can randomly switch anytime within the puzzle. This cool sound game will challenge and sharpen your listening and memory skills.

  • Select a block on the board. Once you tap or click a block, listen carefully to its tone.
  • Try to find two blocks with the same tone. Once you find them, they will disappear on the board.
  • If you select the timed mode, you must match all the blocks within the given time limit.
  • Smaller boards with lesser blocks are faster to solve than larger boards with more blocks.





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Alternatively children and adults can play this sound matching game online as a web application here.

Tonality Sound Memory Matching Auditory Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Select blocks and carefully listen to their tone. Try to find the block that matches the same tone as another block. Win the game by matching all the blocks. If you choose a timed mode, you must match the blocks within the time limit.

  • Starting the Game
    • Once the game screen loads, you will see three game mode options: Practice, Timed, and Active.
    • Choose your preferred game mode. Once you select a mode, it will take you to the Select Board Size screen.
    • There are four available board size options. That’s 3 x 3, 4 x 4, 5 x 5, and 6 x 6. Select one.
      • 3 x 3 board – has 8 blocks
      • 4 x 4 board – has 16 blocks
      • 5 x 5 board – has 24 blocks
      • 6 x 6 board – has 36 blocks
    • Once you click or tap a board option, the game will immediately start.
    • If you choose a timed game, be ready. The timer starts right away.
  • Game Mode Options
    • Practice – Ideal for beginners. Train your ear to listen to different tones.
      • This mode allows you to take your time finding the right block to match with another block of the same tone.
    • Timed – The timed mode is for seasoned players with more sensitive earns. You must finish matching all the blocks with the time limit.
      • Time limits vary depending on the size of the board:
      • 3 x 3 board – 11 seconds
      • 4 x 4 – 16 seconds
      • 5 x 5 – 21 seconds
      • 6 x 6 – 26 seconds
    • Active – This does not have a time limit but it’s a trickier mode. When you’ve previously selected 2 blocks but have not matched them, these two blocks can switch places.
      • 2 blocks can switch anytime randomly. This can mess with your memory, which makes the puzzle harder to solve.
  • Game Controls
    • Touchscreen
      • For better gaming experience, be sure to rotate your device horizontally.
      • To select a block, simply tap a dark block using your finger. You can only tap one block at a time.
      • Once you tap a block, it will turn light gray. Then tap another block to listen to its tone.
      • If the next block you select matches the tone of your previous block, both blocks with disappear.
      • However, if the next block you select does not match your previous block, both blocks will return to it’s dark gray color.
      • Keep tapping and listening to blocks to match their tone. Try to minimize the number of times you open the same blocks to reduce the number of misses.
      • The game ends once you’ve matched all the blocks or when you run out of time.
    • Mouse
      • Using your mouse cursor, left click on a block. You can only click on a block one at a time.
      • Once you click a block, it will turn light gray. Then click any block to listen to its tone.
      • If the next block you click matches the tone of your previous block, both blocks with disappear.
      • However, if the next block your select does not match your previous block, both blocks will return to its dark gray color.
      • Keep clicking and listening to blocks to match their tone. If you can, try to minimize the number of times you click the same block to reduce the number of misses.
      • The game comes to an end once you run out of time or when you’ve matched all the blocks.
  • After-Game Screen
    • Once you solve the puzzle, the after-game screen displays “Victory!”
    • But if you run out of time under Time mode, the screen displays “Out of Time.”
    • The after-game screen shows your game mode, the size of the board you played, and the time it took to solve the puzzle.
    • It also displays the number of misses you committed as well as any lucky hits you made.
    • To go back to the opening main menu, simply select the X button at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Strategy
    • This unique virtual hearing game will test your listening and memory skills.
    • Similar to memory card game, the objective is to choose two blocks that match. But instead of card design, you must match their tone.
    • The game is extra challenging because all the blocks look exactly the same. Each block is dark gray when unselected. Selected blocks turn light gray.
    • Except for tone and position, it’s hard to remember where a block is unless you really pay attention.
      • Practice mode will help train your ear to recognize and differentiate tones faster. Choose this mode first before playing Timed and Active Mode.
      • There is no shortcut to acing the game. The idea is to train your ear to be receptive to pitch and to remember block positions.
      • Musicians or singers may have an advantage in this game. These people tend to have more developed ears for recognizing pitch.
      • Once you’ve mastered Practice mode for all four boards, test your skills under Timed mode.
      • Timed mode must be completed in a matter of seconds. A larger board provides more time.
      • Under timed mode, it’s worth making a wild guess to get the right match. Try to see how many blocks you can match within the time limit.
      • Active mode is another challenging option. Here, previously selected blocks may switch randomly anytime within the game.
    • If you’re keen on practicing your listening and tone sensitivity, as well as sharpening your memory, you’ll enjoy playing this unique sound matching game.
    • Kids and adults can play this game and compare scores. Players can even help each other distinguish pitch if they’re having a hard time.
    • But to be fair, try to play the game solo without any help. It’s best to practice your listening and memory skills without help from another player.

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Tonality Active Listening Sound Memory Auditory Game Screenshots

Tonality Welcome Screen Screenshot.
Tonality Game Select Board Size Screenshot.
Tonality Game Screenshot.
Tonality Game Progress Screenshot.
Tonality Game Victory Screenshot.
Tonality Game Timed Board Screenshot.
Tonality Game Out of Time Screenshot.

Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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3 comments on "Tonality Virtual Listening Sound Matching Memory Game"

  • Joey says:

    Tonality is a unique take on the memory game genre. Instead of matching pictures, you must match sounds. This adds a unique challenge because you must remember the exact pitch of the sound. Expect to spend the opening of larger games familiarizing yourself with the tones. At the end of each round, the game gives you key statistics. These include the amount of times you missed.

  • Debindra Dhakal says:

    As a visually impaired person, I attempted to play the game but was unable to fully experience it. I suggest making the game more accessible for individuals like me so that we may also play and enhance memory and listening skills. I hope this request is taken into consideration. Thank you.

    • says:

      Thanks for the feedback Debindra. If our site every becomes really big to where we can hire up to make more custom games with enhanced accessibility, we will do that.

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