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Acheton, by Jon Thackray, David Seal, and Jonathan Partington
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Adventure, by William Crowther and Donald Woods
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Avon, by Jon Thackray and Jonathan Partington
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Birmingham IV, by Peter Emery
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A solitary scholar, his purpose and presence in the world a mystery even to himself, ventures abroad in a dream state. He finds a land of sunny lanes and dark forests, steeped in the blood of Celt, Saxon,...

Captivity, by Jim Aikin
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Locked in a tower in a castle by an evil duke — how annoying. And you’re not even a princess! Duke Esteban is demanding an outrageous ransom of your well-born and well-meaning but cash-strapped parents, a...

The Castle of Hornadette, by Stephen J. Konig
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Castle of Riddles, by Peter D. Killworth

Castle Ralf, by Doug Clutter and Steve Vance
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Castlequest, by Michael S. Holtzman and Mark Kershenblatt
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This game, previously thought lost, has been recovered from the US Copyright Office. Late 1980 Holtzman made a print-out of the source code and submitted it to USCO. During 2020 Kershenblatt starts a USCO...
Crobe, by Jonathan Partington
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Crypt, by Steve Herring
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Crystal Caverns, by Dan Kitchen
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Somewhere beneath the crumbling old Victorian mansion lie gold, rubies, a rare and priceless painting... treasure enough to start your blood pounding! Whoever put them here was diabolical, for you may find...

Curses, by Graham Nelson
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"As "Curses" opens, you're hunting about in the attic of your family home, looking for a tatty old map of Paris (you're going on holiday tomorrow) and generally trying to avoid all the packing. Aunt Jemima...

A Flustered Duck, by Jim Aikin
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You play as Elliott, a pig-boy. It starts when Granny Grabby orders you to get Mabel the duck down from the roof. You try, but a series of unfortunate events ensue ending with Mabel swallowing the diamond...
Frustration, by Jim MacBrayne
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Chasing after a wayward shopping list given to you by your Aunt Maud, you accidentally plummet down an open manhole. What adventures await you at the other end? [blurb from The (Other) TADS Games List...
Fyleet, by Jonathan Partington
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The Guild of Thieves, by Rob Steggles
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Steal yourself a world of fantasy WHY BUY THIS GAME WHEN YOU CAN STEAL IT ? Except you can't. Not yet. An amateur like you? Come off it! Now, if you were a fully paid-up member of the notorious Guild of...

Hezarin, by Alex Shipp and Steve Tinney
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The Holy Grail, by Jim MacBrayne
The consequences to be faced if you fail in your mission are dire indeed. Are you up to the challenge? [blurb from The (Other) TADS Games List version 1.2] Originally published as a HiSoft BASIC game for...

Kingdom of Hamil, by Jonathan Partington
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LAND, by Darren Higgs
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LAND is a single-player BBC Micro port of a swords-and-sorcery type MUD that ran on the DEC mainframe computer at the University of Essex in the 1980s and 90s. The mainframe version of LAND was written by...

Lydia's Heart, by Jim Aikin
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"Lydia's Heart" is a large, complex game with a serious tone and seven or eight NPCs you can converse with. The genre is low-key horror: There's almost no actual blood, but there are several ways to die in a...

Merlin's Golden Trove, by John Olsen
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Mrs. Pepper's Nasty Secret, by Jim Aikin and Eric Eve
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Walking home from school is mostly okay, except for one big problem: Every day you have to pass right by Mrs. Pepper's house. She may not actually be a witch, but she sure acts like one. And now she's stolen...
Mystery Mansion, by Bill Wolpert
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The New Castle, by Dan Gahlinger
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The New Castle was first written by: Barry Wilks on a VAX/VMS Computer System at the University of Western Ontario, back sometime around 1983. I was there as a student/staff there at the time! Anyone from...

On the Farm, by Lenny Pitts
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"Visiting Grandma and Grandpa on the farm for the weekend is not your idea of a good time. Mom has told you countless stories about the great adventures she had growing up there. Days spent feeding the...

Philosopher's Quest, by Peter D. Killworth and Jonathan Mestel
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Originally written on Cambridge University's "Phoenix" IBM mainframe computer as "BrandX". When released by Acornsoft for the BBC B microcomputer, it was renamed to "Philosopher's Quest".

Quest for the Sangraal, by Jonathan Partington
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Quondam, by Rod Underwood and Peter Killworth
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Originally developed by Rod Underwood in 1980 on Cambridge University’s Phoenix mainframe computer, it was later ported to the BBC Micro by Peter Killworth in 1984. This is one of the rarest and most...

Somewhere, Somewhen, by Jim MacBrayne
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Somewhere, Somewhen is a large text-only interactive fiction fantasy game (with some humour) written for the PC using qBasic64. It is uploaded as a zip file, and all contents of this file (with the exception...
Sunset Over Savannah, by Ivan Cockrum
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T-Zero, by Dennis Cunningham
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PROLOGUE A dream came to you as you tossed uneasily upon an unfamiliar bed. In your dream, a time-worn figure waved a scythe in slow arcs across your sky-blue field of vision and picked, out of thin air,...

Unnkulia One-Half: The Salesman Triumphant, by D. A. Leary
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"You play the role of a down-and-out Acme salesman, forced to work out of the Golden Dragon Inn, dangerously near Dread Unnkulia. Will you accumulate enough loot in this frightful backwater berg to turn your...

Warp, by Rob Lucke and Bill Frolik
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An extremely large HP3000 mainframe adventure, written in Pascal on an HP3000 circa 1979. It can be run on an HP3000 emulator. The game is set in the sprawling town (and islands off the coast) of Warp and...


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