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The Fool's Errand (Atari ST)

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One of the classic puzzle games. Tells the story of the Fool, who wanders throughout the land solving puzzles to break the enchantments, discover the land's treasures, and undo evil. Features word searches, cryptograms, jigsaw puzzles, anagrams, a Tarot-based card game, and lots of other bizarre puzzles. Also includes an animated intro, and extended finale animation as separate executables (but you have to win before it'll let you run the finale).


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The Fool's Errand Magazine Advertisement

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1991 8.4 out of 12 70


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The sequel in sight? 2 St. Martyne (3653)
Feb 09, 2009



  • Games Magazine
    • 1989 - Best Puzzle Game
  • MacWorld
    • 1988 - Introduced into the Hall of Fame

  • Related Web Sites

    • The Fool's Errand Lore (Cliff Johnson has information, pictures, and downloads (including the full version of the game) pertaining to the game on his personal site.)
    • The Fool's Errand Walkthrough (A complete (and illustrated) guide to beating The Fool's Errand.)
    Martin Smith (66833) added The Fool's Errand (Atari ST) on Oct 11, 2004
    Other platforms contributed by andyhat (2001), Pat Cdr (1256) and Mickey Gabel (379)