Tower of Riddles

a Mystery / Puzzle by Briar_Rose

Commended by BerkaZerka on 9/21/2019 9:08:10 AM

Player Rating6.96/8

"#12 overall, #4 for 2012"
based on 1318 ratings since 11/14/2012
played 15,564 times (finished 1,494)

Story Difficulty7/8

"wade in shark infested water"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.

Updated version, same game less spelling mistakes. Huge thanks to BerkaZerka for play-testing! ^_^

You are trapped in an medieval tower dungeon, which is never a good way to start your day. Luckily there seems to be a secret passage for you to escape through. All you have to do is solve a few riddles and you're free as a bird. Easy right? Just so long as you don't get a riddle wrong, then you die a horrible death... Good luck!

(It is definitely possible to win this game, once you figure out how.)

Player Comments

Now this certainly is an excellent storygame. I simply love Riddles, and I think that there is a very good amount in this storygame so that it's not too short, but it's not too long to the point where it gets boring. The Riddles were very fun to solve and gradually increased in complexity, and the final boss was just excellent. (I'm not going to spoil it, but do pay close attention!) ;)

I also enjoyed the fact that you actually incorporated writing, rather than just Riddles, so it was a very interesting and entertaining read. It was very descriptive and flowed well, and kept the storygame valences with a healthy amount of story and game. I really enjoyed that other riddle storygame that you wrote about the Dryad, I think.

There wasn't much character development, which didn't surprise me at all, but it was quite impressive that there was any at all. I think the best part for this was the development of the hidden helper. The wizard had a bit as well.

There was only one mistake I noticed as far as spelling and grammar goes, and it was on the page introducing the final boss. ("Defiantly" instead of the correct "definitely"). 7/8
-- Nyctophilia on 11/5/2017 4:58:19 PM with a score of 0
Full Disclosure: I delight in solving tricky riddles, so this game was right up my alley. That being said, it is more of a GAME than a STORYgame, but I found it quite enjoyable all the same.

First of all, the riddles are simply brilliant. They begin easy enough, but morph into complicated and powerful foes that require some serious thought to take down. I really appreciated how they followed traditional riddle patterns instead of simply being difficult and annoying questions.

Second, the presentation was excellent. From the humorous writing to the touch of meta to the evocative illustrations to the clever interaction - this game made use of its medium to the fullest. Clever riddles couched in enjoyable reading? Yes, please!

Finally, I wish to commend the author on the polished prose with which this tricky tale is woven. While spelling, grammar, and overall style generally don't make or break a storygame, it's nice to have an experience free of such minor but nagging distractions.

Thank you for all the challenges and fun reward!
-- WordSmith37 on 10/5/2015 4:02:40 PM with a score of 0
I'll admit, the riddle that took me the longest time was the one I supposedly came up with. I must have wasted about half an hour just staring at it as I tried to figure out what had three eyes and fit the criteria. Thus, the next page had me laughing out loud.

All in all, this was an incredible amount of fun bound up in witty dialogue and wry humor. Excellently written, grammatically perfect, and consistently clever, this game has only one flaw that I can think of - replaying it just wouldn't be the same after you've already solved the riddles. It makes me almost wish I could delete the memories just so that I could play through it again.

I suppose all that's left for me to do is to recommend this to as many people as I can and live vicariously through them.

-- the_quiller on 7/18/2014 3:25:34 AM with a score of 0
Definitely one of the best riddle game I played here. Every one of the riddles worked in another way than the one before.
So you did a really good job. 8/8 from me.

From now on spoiler alert.

The first one was kind of the more classical riddle, while already the second one needed to be approached differently.

When you came to the next two riddles you needed to think more logically to figure out the only possible way.

The riddle of the jester was in my opinion the most simple one because once you get that numbers actually mean letters you figure it out quite fast.

The riddle with different languages was likely the one i did enjoy the least because you had to use another website. (except you are someone who speaks 5 languages anyways)

The riddle of the vampire I enjoyed most because you had to read every hint carefully and then one by one take away the wrong answers to find the right one.

The last riddle (or riddles?) with the lord of the tower was definitely the most challenging one because figuring out where to find the actual riddle already was one.

All in all by far one of the most enjoyable games on this site. And yes I use the title game because its clearly more of a game then a story.
-- LJacko on 2/25/2020 7:05:13 AM with a score of 0
amazing story. 11/10
-- tokyoiqra on 2/24/2020 8:00:37 PM with a score of 0
Nice touch on that last riddle.
-- TheCreator_ on 2/23/2020 1:09:04 AM with a score of 0
hmm, good one
-- marvis on 2/21/2020 1:37:41 AM with a score of 0
8/8 was amazing

the final riddle - took me ages to solve and the clue made me even more confused. here's a clue because i couldn't find any when i was stuck. can't be done on mobile & thank me later


the "polar bear" in a snowstorm is white. white like your comp screen. now there is a reason why a polar bear can't be seen in a snowstorm, right? because it blends in. nooooow... something is 'blending in' and you gotta figure out what is.

final riddle was insane, ingenius and genuinely made me mentally braindead until i figured it out. great job!
-- emi on 1/4/2020 9:30:37 AM with a score of 0
I had to use the multiple choice for like four of them, and one I could have solved but didn't want to waste time on (the vampires one). The last one I had to cheat to figure our, had to look into where it's blurted out in the comments. Anyway, you did good.
-- Noobie on 12/31/2019 4:34:43 PM with a score of 0
Played this once before but I guess I didn't finish it? Either way it's a wonderful game and also has elements of a story that make it entertaining.
-- bilbo on 12/22/2019 9:26:02 PM with a score of 0
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