The Mansion by Nick Dablin

Your wealthy uncle has just died of a heart attack. You're his only living relative. What's strange is that your family has never had any history of heart problems and he was fit and healthy up until his death. Time to investigate and see if you can find any clues to his untimely death. This is a good old-fashioned adventure - puzzles to solve, keys to find, the usual. Hopefully it's large enough to keep you occupied for a good while! :)
11 Apr 2014
I'd like to make some suggestions for people who are stuck:

1) DO NOT CARRY THE RED HERRING. IT. DOES. NOTHING.
2) If you really, REALLY think that an object you have has served its purpose, put it down somewhere memorable. You *might* need it again later.
3) You will only be able to do some things after you've found information about them somewhere else.
4) Pick up (other than the red herring) EVERYTHING.
5) If you find a duplicate of something, don't pick it up; its just extra baggage.
6) If you get stuck, try wandering around. You may find that you've skipped over something by accident.
7) Use (insert item name here) on (insert object name here) is a VERY useful command.
8) If you have a healthy command over human emotions, you WILL get frustrated. Do not give up. This game is worth it.
9) TAKE BREAKS. TAKE BREAKS OR YOUR HEAD WILL EXPLODE.
10) No, you can't water the plant.
11) It is ONLY a GAME. If it's not fun for you, STOP PLAYING.

Got all that? Good. Bye-bye!
(5)

Review by Tinumien
27 Mar 2014
Really good game! Good for people like me who are new to text adventures :)
(5)

Review by Intrepid-Creative
05 Dec 2013
Brilliant example of what a text based game should be. The mansion felt huge and intimidating, I really enjoyed exploring it.
(4)

Review by ffilc
26 Nov 2013
the game with the puzzles seem very difficult.i can only get to door 3 otherwise I'm trapped in gallery without any help this game becomes unplayable
(2)

Review by DRana325
22 Nov 2013
well the game kept me on my feet. but the ending.. i don't know... what kind of ending was that?!?!? i didn't even use a lot of the items i picked up.. lol.. good game. not so good ending.
(4)

Review by compuner
06 Oct 2013
Ah, this game is perfect. This read so fluidly, and I was up until who knows how long playing :D really great job, man!
(5)

Review by stantronic
25 Aug 2013
Great stuff. A lot of walking back and forth through that mansion - my legs are tired now.
(4)

Review by crimsonjeanie
30 Jul 2013
I enjoyed this game very much - it's a real classic text adventure game and totally took me back to my youth! I'm looking forward to my new career as an evil scientist, I think the baddies might get a bit fed up of me spending half the day playing computer games though, although my present employers haven't noticed, yet...
(5)

Review by Crispin
01 Jul 2013
This was amazing! Thank goodness for the hints in the comment section though, because I kept getting stuck. The maps were really handy. I found the courtyard navigation a bit confusing, and some of the commands took a bit of getting used to, but overall a lot of fun!
(5)

Review by Carrot
13 Jun 2013
I have just completed this game (and survived). I found it very tricksy (which is good), but only gave it 4/5 due to the verb usage. It does not make sense to me that you have to look at stairs just to go up/down them. What is wrong with up and down.

Similarly, I have issues with the length of some of the item names in the game.

That said, it was fun.

The maps were useful, but in the end I had to create my own - so I could mark the rooms I had visited (and map the rooms that are not on the maps). This helped me to locate the locked door that I had overlooked, which allowed me to complete the game :D
(4)

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Written by
Nick Dablin

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Written for Quest 3.11
Added 31 Jan 2004

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