Does swipeGesture block the execution of touchesBegan()?

My problem is that touchesBegan() is not called as I know it from other projects. Therefore there must be a difference somewhere to my other projects. Now I got the idea, that the following code prevents calling touchesBegan() :

In didMove()

tapRec.addTarget(self, action:#selector(GameScene.tappedView(_:) ))
    tapRec.numberOfTouchesRequired = 1
    tapRec.numberOfTapsRequired = 1

The function:

@objc func tappedView(_ sender:UITapGestureRecognizer) {

    let point:CGPoint = sender.location(in: self.view)

    print("Single tap")




override func touchesBegan(_ touches: Set<UITouch>, with event: UIEvent?) {
    for touch in touches {

        let locationUser = touch.location(in: self)

        if self.atPoint(locationUser) == background {
            print("background touch")

I come to the idea that the above function tappedView() is to blame for not executing touchesBegan() , since this function is called when the screen is touched instead of touchesBegan() .

Is there a way to use both touchesBegan() and tappedView() without them blocking each other?

Thank you in advance.

My problem is that touchesBegan(…) is not called as I know it from
other projects.

This question is very UIKit specific, so you might have more luck asking it somewhere dedicated to UIKit, like the App Frameworks > Cocoa Touch topic area on DevForums.

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