Now that the harvest is rolling in, the farmers markets across the world are filled with bounty in some places, not so much in others, depending on how certain regions fared over the summer with the weird weather. Not really missing the lack of genetically modified corn or soybeans, I found the time to look into this little time management game of a Farmers Market.
This is one Farmers Market that seems a bit tedious to keep running. You have base resources being brought in by local farmers, and little stalls that are selling products made from the base resources. So, you are always sending market workers to get the items you need. Not only that, the resource sellers themselves have to upgrade their wares so your secondary sellers can have oil or butter, along with milk and corn. Sure, this must smell great to all your little green shoppers, until someone forgets to empty the trashcans, so you have to send your little market workers to clean the place up, or you’ll get very annoyed by the sound of buzzing flies. Read more...(251 words, 31 images, estimated 1:00 mins reading time)
In a casual game that has a very similar start to The Neverending Story, where an unsuspecting person obtains a magical book from a mysterious stranger, Abigail and the Kingdom of Fairs hardly resembles that movie at all. The cute antique shop owner even tells Abigail that if she likes the book, she has to have a coffee date with him. Abigail agrees, and takes the book with her. Abigail starts reading the jewel-decorated tome at home after work, and next thing she knows, she’s overlooking what looks like a fairytale village and talking to a giant pink bat. This magical bat fixes Abigail’s clothes so she fits in, and tells her she has an assignment. She has been chosen to help the kingdom rebuild its reputation as place that holds the best magical fairs on the planet. This is where the building begins, and it is not easy. There are attractions, shops, and even a magic school to train the oracles and other magical people that work the fairs. Not only does she have to build the fairs attractions, she has to upgrade them, keep ogres away from destroying them, and keep the magic students happy so they will keep studying. Each new level in the game brings new assignments, and you will wonder if Abigail ever gets to keep her date, or if she even likes the books, since the silly bat keeps her so busy. Abigail and the Kingdom of Fairs is a pretty fun game as a builder, but can be frustrating when trying to keep track of everything going on in the little fairground on your screen. It’s a nice diversion of a builder game, and it really keeps you alert.