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55 year old IT analyst, Wine Buff and Arsenal supporter. IF acolyte. A bit battered with pieces falling off. Lover of the Seventies and cheese. Although not cheese from the Seventies as it tends to be a bit too mouldy.

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Excellent IF Games With Unfair Puzzles - 5 items   May 18, 2017
A Selection Of Enjoyable IF That Contain(s) Ridiculous Puzzles. All the games mentioned are enjoyable to me and of a very high standard...

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The Most Humorous Scenarios /Characters in IF - 17 votes for 17 games; created August 1, 2022
I was recently re-essaying Castle Ralf and if you "Cogitate" in a certain location there is a seemingly authentic sequence which appears...

Games That No-one Has Ever Knowingly Finished - 8 votes for 7 games; created June 23, 2022
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By this I mean games that can be made unwinnable near the start or have hellish opening puzzles.

Reviews by Canalboy

Castle of Riddles, by Peter D. Killworth   May 24, 2023
"A mere forty years after it was released and the prize was claimed (a wonderfully anal Ring of Power and a rather more materialistic sum..." - See the full review

Castle Elsinore, by Charles A. Crayne   March 31, 2023
"Despite the author's name at the top of this particular game it seems to have been written by Dian Crayne, a prolific science fiction and..." - See the full review

Ferret, by   March 29, 2023
"Ferret is in some ways a unique game in the fifty-odd year history of the text adventure; in others it is decidedly old fashioned. The..." - See the full review

Acheton, by Jon Thackray, David Seal, and Jonathan Partington   July 3, 2022
"Acheton has finally bitten the dust for me. A bit like getting married, cleaning the windows or cutting one's toenails, I had kept..." - See the full review

Quest for the Sangraal, by Jonathan Partington   May 24, 2022
"On my latest Quixotic journey through the Phoenix Mainframe canon I have just completed this game and retired to Castle Moan with six..." - See the full review

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Canalboy's Played Games List

Violet, by Jeremy Freese
Winter Wonderland, by Laura Knauth
Zork, by Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling
Bullhockey!, by B F Lindsay
Castle Amnos, by John Evans

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