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The Magic Toyshop

by Gareth Rees

1995

About the Story

A one-location game in which you play a series of puzzles against a shopkeeper in order to get a present.
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 218
IFIDs:  ZCODE-1-950726-8B9B
ZCODE-1-951018-9E23
TUID: 52x2zxt8ers4rxc0

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SPAG
The limited vocabulary set combined with the sketchy descriptions of what is going on reduce Toyshop to one of the most frustrating games of "guess the verb" that I've had the misfortune to encounter in years.
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SynTax

Each time you solve a puzzle, you miraculously notice something else in the shop, which of course is part of the next puzzle. This makes the game very linear, as you only have one puzzle available to solve at any given time - solving it then produces another puzzle which either pops out of nowhere, or is given to you by Catharine.
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v.4: 18-Mar-2013 17:29 - Nathan (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.2: 11-Mar-2008 17:51 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:47 - IFDB
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