Oggipital Pro Tip #17

Pro Tip #17

From the Ministry of Awkward Playing Positions, this bulletin just in!

Tilt and twist your device and wrist for those perfect angles and long cuts.

Getting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is part of the charm, eh? It’s a well-known fact that the playing position –  having to cut horizontally with the two-finger pinch move – is not the most ergonomic of them all. However, the style is free: keep your device a bit tilted to either side – some play the game on an iPad in landscape mode altogether, even if the game does not support it. Whatever works for you! Some do the pinch move with the thumb and index finger, some with the index and the middle finger. Are you left-handed, right-handed? Does not make a difference, just find your preferred position. You probably need to tilt your device for those long, diagonal super-bonus cuts anyway – this game activates you physically as well! 🙂

I don’t find the playing position awkward – perhaps I’m used to it – but us lefties have a tendency of tilting our wrist in that “don’t-smudge-the-ink”-position, which makes the thumb+index finger pinch more or less horizontal. I keep my preferred gaming device, the iPad Mini, slightly tilted to the left when I’m going for the high score, slacking about on the sofa.