Help a fortune teller solve the mystery
I've never visited a fortune teller and this is probably the closest I'll ever get to one, and while it may not tell the future, it is a gripping mystery puzzle.
The plot is thus: Madame Fate, a mysterious fortune teller, has foreseen her own death through her crystal ball with only 24 hours before the allotted hour. You have to help her investigate the freaks at the carnival she works at to find out who it is who is going to kill her (in which case her crystal ball can't be all that good). The characters you have to investigate include such luminaries as Art the Carny to Lucy the Bearded Beauty - neither of which you'd like to bump into in a dark alley. The graphics and sound are passable but the best aspect to this game are the puzzles and the variation between them. Every scene is different so one scene may involve solving 10 puzzles while the next one could be a word puzzle such as hangman, revealing the hidden word or using appropriate words to describe characters in the game. In this respect, I can see that it could have a particular appeal to kids and could be a useful tool in helping improve their grammar and spelling. On the downside, this is a huge file for a trial - why the developers couldn't have reduced it for this demo I have no idea but it's worth it none the less.
A good game with some original gameplay but a shame the download file for this demo is so big.