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Varicella

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Description

The King of Piedmont is dying. You are the Palace Minister at the Palazzo del Piemonte, and aside from the Queen the only other person who knows of the King's actual status. Leveraging this knowledge, you must position yourself such that when the King finally dies, you are in position to act as regent for his five-year-old son.

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Varicella Windows The queen discloses the central premise (WinFrotz)
Varicella DOS Start menu
Varicella Browser The plot thickens.
Varicella Browser Game options (most of which are unapplicable in the browser version)

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SPAG DOS Sep 15, 1999 8.2 out of 10 82

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Trivia

This game has won four Xyzzy Awards, including Best Game of 1999.

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Contributed to by Adam Baratz (1352) and Pseudo_Intellectual (44554)