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This game, part of the Classic Adventure Series, has the adventuresome player searching for Queen Anne's crown, which was lost in the eighteenth century and last seen in the Arabian desert. Although entirely text-based, the game takes a somewhat visual approach to interactive fiction. The screen is split into several boxes: an area description (which specifies visible exits), an inventory, a list of visible items, an auto-map and a list of verbs. Several statistics are tracked at the bottom of the screen: score, moves, hunger, thirst and number of treasures found (out of 12). Replay value is enhanced by the fact that certain elements of the game are randomized.


The Lost Crown of Queen Anne DOS Title screen
The Lost Crown of Queen Anne DOS Introductory text
The Lost Crown of Queen Anne DOS Splash screen of re-release
The Lost Crown of Queen Anne DOS Start menu

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Compilation release

This game was published as part of Big Blue Disk #28.

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In 2006 the author changed the business model of the game to Freeware. It is now available as download from his website (see our related links).

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Demian Katz (2316) added The Lost Crown of Queen Anne (DOS) on Apr 21, 2004
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