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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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June 15th, 2012
Kinda undecided on this one. It was cheap and I was intrigued but how would I enjoy DMing this? Not really - but might be cool for super light weight kinda rigid play ? [...]
March 30th, 2012
As a fan of the old 1980's text adventures (retroactively entitled Interactive Fiction, or IF), I find that Action Castle scratches the itch to play a text adventure in a group admirably. It's quick, easy, and very simple. The price matches the complexity [...]
January 18th, 2012
I really loved the concept behind this game, and found it enjoyable, but incredibly short. This game lays the foundation for the series, and provides a quick and easy "tutorial" for the rest of the series, however as a standalone product I found it too [...]
Nathan R. [Featured Reviewer]
April 8th, 2011
What an awesome game. This brought back all my memories of text-based adventure games, and really captured the spirit of those games. One person takes the role of the program / computer and waits for commands from the "player", which can be one or more [...]
Billiam B. [Featured Reviewer]
February 8th, 2011
I just can't work out if Memento Mori Theatricks have pulled the fastest retro nostalgia scam on us or that they are a bunch of geniuses! Despite my initial concerns of "How do I convince anyone to sit down and play this with me?", "How do I even describ [...]
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