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Parsely #1: Action Castle

Parsely #1: Action Castle



Parsely #1: Action Castle is the first in a new line of games called “Parsely Games.” Now you can “GO EAST” and “LIGHT LAMP” with the best of them. Canst thou master Action Castle before death claims thee? Parsely games are inspired by Ye Olde Text Parsers from days of yore, but substituting a live human for the computer parser. Parsely games are small, portable and fun for (almost) all occasions.

• Play them anywhere! On trips, in long lines, camping, at game cons…
• Play them with anyone! Young or old, expert or total n00b
• Play with a few friends or 100 random strangers at the same time


“…the best game that I have played all year” – Chris O’Neil, co-author ofKobolds At My Baby

“…clever, silly, well-rehearsed, & a true homage to Zork.” – Steve Jackson, game industry legend

“…the awesomest awesome.” - Scott Rubin, co-host of Geek Knights podcast

“Very rarely do new game concepts come along which impress me, but this one stands out as being something truly revolutionary. And yet, like many of the most brilliant ideas, it’s so fiendishly simply that you say “why hasn’t anybody thought of this before?” – Andrew Looney, designer of Fluxx

“Check out a NSFW video of the demo … We missed the first part of the presentation, but here’s the prompt which kicked things off: ‘You are in a cottage. There is a fishing pole here. Exits are out.’ Hilarity ensues.” - Griffin McElroy, Joystiq


Action Castle v1.2 comes with the Parsely rules on one side and the Action Castle map and game guide on the other. Also available as a z-folded game at Memento Mori Theatricks.

For more information, check out The Geekery's review.


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Michael T November 13, 2015 3:48 am UTC
I ran this over facebook messenger for a friend who's laid up in the hospital. It was a lot of fun and hopefully warded off some of the boredom. PARSELY is great and I recommend it to anyone looking to do something with someone you can't meet face to face at the moment.
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