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Game #675
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Magic Toyshop, The    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Interactive Fiction   Short and sweet

Rating: 7.8 (20 votes)

Magic Toyshop, The box cover

Magic Toyshop, The screenshot
This is another short-but-sweet game that features VERY clever mathematical and logic puzzles (you'd be amazed at how the various text-based graphics are created in this game). The premise is simple: you must solve the puzzles and games set before you in a toy shop to select the perfect present for your niece. It's difficult but fair, although the final combination puzzle is IMHO impossible to solve except for astute mathematicians or logic puzzle enthusiasts. The Magic Toyshop also features some of the best ASCII puzzles ever seen in an IF. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Gareth Rees
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 1995
Software Copyright: Gareth Rees
Theme: Fantasy
None that we know of
System Requirements: Inform
Where to get it:   IF Archive
Related Links:  
If you like this game, try: Fear, John's Fire Witch, Christminster

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