Find clues and solve ancient historical mysteries in Antique Shop, an archeological journey that mixes the best of time management and hidden object games into one!
A recently graduated student eager to start her first true archeological dig has come across an ancient and puzzling map. Hoping to go on the expedition and be part of a famous discovery, she is made to believe that, in fact, there is nothing left to discover using that map. Determined to prove them wrong, she takes it upon herself to find out the truth. But how can she afford this adventure? Dealing antiquities through an antique shop of course!
In order to gain money for her expedition, you must help her shop flourish by tending to customers. Offering the right items, stocking up with unique gifts and upgrading the store for higher profits are all part of the exciting challenge. Only when enough money has been earned can she then set out across the globe to solve the riddles and uncover artifacts that will ultimately lead her, and you, to the discovery of a lifetime.
Try the free download version or play the full unlimited version of Antique Shop today and experience a unique best-of-both-worlds journey today!
This game became tedious in trying to make enough money to proceed to next location. Boring in that you had to play the same game over and over to make that money. Very slow moving and unexciting. And the people who come into the shop! Very strange customers and the items for sale are even more strange. What country of origin did this game come from? Already deleted.
kylakitty | Added on: August 24, 2009
This TM game involves controlling the actions of more than 1 character. In the hour that I played, I had the store owner and two stock boys. You have to direct each one to take orders, accept payments, locate items and deliver them from the stock room. The customers are diverse and interestingly humorous. Be careful when selecting items from the stock room - clocks look like pocket watches; candleabras like torches, etc. I found it challenging matching verbal requests and visual requests, e.g., "I want something with a human figure" vs a pic of an angel candle holder and "Give me something brass", while some items are made from gold, bronze, marbel, etc. You really need to review the description and purpose of each item to quickly fill customer orders. Overall, a fun game.
Thsi is a pretty good game! It got a little annoying because it takes awhile to make enough money to move to another location, but overall was an interesting and fun game. I really like the way some customers ask for an item, like "give me a weapon" then you can give them the highest price weapon!! Played through once and I'm going to play again to try and bet my score.
dar81ret03 | Added on: November 17, 2011
This game gets to be very fast moving as you progress through it and it is very long. Lots of clicking. Not so much a hidden object game. More of a time management game.
SamanthaS | Added on: September 9, 2009
This game isn't too exciting, I'll agree with the other reviews on that. However, there is a bit of a challenge if you stick with it. For all games that eventually have an end, I find it difficult to delete them. I always want to beat them then delete, otherwise I feel like I'm cheating if I delete before I finish it. So I stuck with it and it got progressively harder. The customers requested less ideas visually and began requesting more items verbally with difficult riddles that had antiques for answers. But after a while, it got too repetitive, with not enough changes, and I am pretty sure I will delete this without completing it. I have unlocked 2 shops, and could buy the next one - but I don't think I want to. This game would be better with a little more diversity and if it got more challenging in less time.
I love that this game combines TM with HO. At first it seemed pretty easy, but after I got past the first shop, it became increasingly difficult. It can take awhile to raise money to get to the next shop, and the riddles can be tricky. I downloaded the unlimited trial, and I'm glad I did! I haven't finished it yet, so I don't know if it's worth purchasing, but definitely fun to play.
mityquinn80 | Added on: February 3, 2010
This game lasted longer than most games and was unique. If you can look past the poor localization (translation to english), it was easy enough to follow. There were alot of riddles in this game, and it mixes time management with hidden object. Lots of game for your money!
Crimpets | Added on: December 2, 2011
The different venues and items, gaining reputation stars is great fun and challenging. I agree with an earlier comment involving the clues for selecting the correct tool---I admit I bought a whole selection before I got them all correct: - ) But it wasa good incentive and fun to go back, make more money and try again. Haven't finished it yet, so I do not know if it will be the first game I have replayed.
Juliet | Added on: May 16, 2011
I finished the game. I am telling you this because it takes a long time to get to all the parts of the game, and know exactly what the game is about. First of all, it is a very interesting mix of genres. The first part, which is the part you will be doing the most, is the time management part. This never gets too hard, because you aren't trying to beat the clock, you are just trying to make money for the campaign. The better shops make more money faster, but you could make all your money in the first shop if you wanted to (it would take you forever!) It is more enjoyable than your usual shop game, because you don't always know what item in the shop is the one being requested, and there are usually several options. There is also some strategy in how you arrange your shop. Second, you have to buy the tools you need for each expedition, but the clues are so weird, you could, in theory, buy every item available before you have the tools you need. Third is the hidden object campaign, which is really quite impossible without heavily relying on the hint button, mostly because it is timed, and not a lot of time, either. Fortunately, there are no penalties for being clicky. My major complaint about the game is the language - this is the worst translation of English I have seen in a game. Second, things are not accurately labeled, which is a real regret because this would be a tremendously educational game if the items were described correctly. Still, you will notice I gave the game 5 stars. That is because it was fun enough to replay! I almost never replay HO games when the story is fixed, but when you restart the game, there are different items for sale in the shops, so if you enjoy that part of the game, it is interesting to see what else there is. Also, there are none of the usual boring minigames like slider puzzles and match games that usually tossed in a HO game to make it longer. A little bit of fact-checking and editing could have elevated this to one of the best games ever. I hope it gets the makeover and the credit it deserves.
GH, please recategorize this game as time management, per the game description. It's a decent enough game if you like TM (not one of my favorites), but I found it extremely repetitious and boring. The shop owner only walks back and forth between customers. The assistants go into the storeroom to get some really strange items, and you only start out with a handful. And it's the same items requested over and over. I got to day 16, and felt like I had been playing forever. Try this before you buy it so you're not disappointed.
In order to access the Hidden Object aspect, you need to do the time mangement sales. The game allows you to increase your profits through upgrading your shops and items to sell. It is kid friendly. The hidden object aspects are decently done concidering. For those who really enjoy the time management aspect and a blend in their games. For diehard HOG maybe play the funpass or one hour limit.