Join the ultimate treasure hunt with Antiques Roadshow™, a marvelous mystery based on the popular television show.
Julia is a long-time fan of Antiques Roadshow and when the local antique dealer seeks help, she quickly jumps at the chance to become part of the fun. Instantly, she's sent on assignment to discover valuable items for the show, but he also reveals to her a strange decoder and mystery box that holds a family secret. What wonderful items will Julia discover and how will she help her employer solve a mystery that has been in his family for generations?
Follow Julia in this rewarding search and find out. Travel with her across the U.S. through more than 30 detailed locations as she finds valuable items to put up for sale. Help her restore these finds with five unique mini-games and then join her at the Antiques Roadshow to have the item appraised. Decode clues, find antiques and travel across the country… it's all part of the fun in this exciting seek-and-find mystery!
Try the free trial version or download the full version of Antiques Roadshow™ today!
Find valuable antiques in this fabulous Hidden Object hunt.
Travel across the U.S. to over 30 detailed locations.
Restore antiques and have them appraised on the Antiques Roadshow.
Search for clues and assemble them in mini-games to deduce hidden messages.
Decode and discover a family mystery existing for generations.
I found that this game was not as I had expected. The graphics were quite poor. Some of the objects were so small & others only had slivers peeking out from behind other objects. I would have enjoyed the story line & facts much more if finding the objects was not so tiresome. Would not replay or recommend.
QueenofAZ | Added on: May 19, 2011
this game is horrible. I read all the other reviews and against better judgement decided to give it a try. What a regret. I could have enjoyed wasting my time playing another game. The objects are so microscopic it's not even fun. If you want to complete a sceen without using a hint you'll need a 40" flat screen. The sceens are so cluttered you have to use hint button. If you can find the ladder on your own as mentioned in the other reviews then you're a geinus. It's on the right side of the lamp not the left as indicated. I love the TV show and can't believe they signed off on such a poor game. Apparently they don't play these games and didn't realiize how bad it is. Needs to be remade into something deserving the use of their name. My advice is if you have time to absolutely waste go ahead & try this game. I'd rather watch paint dry.
Lots of fun to play. Makes you stop and think, but not too hard. Great surprise storyline! This is a game to be enjoyed over and over again!
ms0154 | Added on: May 23, 2011
This game has a great concept, but the part where you have to find the hidden objects is just about impossible without using the hints. Some things you had to find were not even there it seemed like and when you used the hint you still had to click arond until you got it. I know it is a hidden objects game, but there still has to have a object that can be found!!! i would not buy it. ALSO I know that I used a free play and there is going to be the commercials, but my gosh not every little second.
I have mixed feelings about this game. On the positive side, the story line is interesting, as are the collectibles you are hunting. I liked the mini games, wherein you can increase the item's value by such tasks as finding antique buttons or repairing a rip. However, I will not be finishing this game, because some of the HO items are almost impossible to find. As another reviewer said, even with the hint, it was very, very hard to find some of them. I do not mind having to look hard to locate things, but I was mostly clicking randomly, and for me, that's not enough fun to complete the game.
I deleted this after about 30 minutes. I could not see that ladder in any way in the first scene. I used the hint, clicked everywhere, went to another site and looked at a walkthrough, and still couldn't see it. I finally managed to accidently click in the right spot and get it. Then when I moved on and saw the graphics weren't any better I quit. Not for me.
Smedley | Added on: April 4, 2011
This is a fun but basic HOG. Very straightforward, good HO screens. I like the twist on a few of the minigames - like finding the item different from all others (instead of finding pairs). Really enjoyed finding items for customers based on clues (like a riddle). It's all about the Benjamins (hint: don't forget to look for extra money hidden in the HO screens). You use the money to buy furniture for your store (reminds me of Chronicles of Albian) - you can buy early or save and go top shelf (no extra advantage for spending more; you can always upgrade later). Not very challenging, and it gets quite repetitive, but it is a fun HOG.
this game is annoying to me. i was glad when the hr demo was up-usually the hr sneaks up on me-NOT THIS TIME. the concept is pretty cool-just like the real Antiques Roadshow. however-a lot of the items were just IMPOSSIBLE to see. and some didn't look like what i expected-nowhere near what i expected. thank goodness the hints button recharged pretty quickly. the special items to find and their companion pieces were almost impossible to find also. the music drove me nuts. very disappointed in this game...
This shows signs of incomplete development. Individual screens have items that are impossible to see--you will need hints non-stop. The minigames do not have enough time to complete. Very unsatisfying, right on down to the tedious pseudo PBS music. Proof reading is even bad--"Horace" for "Horus" at one point. Too much tweak and twiddle between plot points. Give it a miss.
Perky | Added on: November 30, 2010
I absolutely loved this game!!! I soon discovered that this was a challenging H/O game when I had the problems with the ladder at the first of the game. When I found it, I discovered that I was really going to have to look hard and from different angles to discover items. I was glad to find a game that would challenge me.
TAR671 | Added on: November 22, 2010
After all of the lesser quality games that have been put out in the last month or so, this is the one I have been waiting for to break the string of losers I have started lately. The story is cute, and somewhat surprizing. The games leaves you longing for a quick release of the anticipated sequel. I initially struggled to find the hidden objects, but after a few scenes, I figured out that it is nearly impossible to identify about half of the objects on each list by their appearance. I quickly found all that I could see, then started looking for subtle changes in color or tone of the color. When I started identifying these locations on the screen and clicking on these subtle changed area, I was able to find the listed items. Many of the items are located in blacked out areas of the scene, requiring that you resort to random clicking to see what pops out. I found that if you click and move slowly in the blacked out areas, you can minimize the number of times you fog up the screen. Clicking a a fast rate, result in having a high number of fogged up screens. I truly enjoyed this game and recommend it highly.
Great storyline, relevant mini games. But overall, the game was basically unplayable due to the darkness of the h/o screens. In essence, just go to the darkest areas, and start clicking. This could have been such a great game, it's a shame.
kblondey53 | Added on: November 22, 2010
I didn't have any trouble with this game at all. I loved at last, to play something that is just fun. Nothing dark or dreadful around every corner. I was getting tired of that same old story line. This is a breath of fresh air! I can't wait for the next one and I hope there will be more of this kind in the future.
Chickenlady4460 | Added on: November 29, 2010
Objects were hidden well, sometimes too well. I got bored with the decoder really fast. I did not like that the decoded items played themselves till the last one. Biggest Peave! The US flags need to be hung properly in the store room!! Rule of Thumb puzzle maker, blue star field is to your LEFT!
MissRaven77 | Added on: November 22, 2010
Although I'm getting bored with HOG games, I really enjoyed this one. The unique storyline is well-written, & the objectives are challenging. I especially liked the information on antiques in the storyboard scenes. A good way to take a break.
sportygal2009 | Added on: November 22, 2010
Very disappointed as this could of been a GREAT game as I liked the idea of the faster you find the items the more money you get for them. This game however does offer a timed and relaxed mode. Sad to say but true as in this game went downhill for me and pretty much from the get go because it's the very first hidden object scene of the game. Just like another reviewer here was trying to get the ladder. Now I've had my share of "picky clicky" MADNESS in some games but this took the cake. When I would use the hint button to try and find the ladder it would direct me to a LAMP; so I'll tell you this much - the ladder is somewhere by the lamp and must be an awfully SMALL ladder. I don't know still how I ever retrieved the ladder cause I never even saw a ladder but anyway I must of clicked just right and finally able to get it. I also played this in the time mode and ran out of time because of the ladder otherwise I would of had plenty of time. FINALLY got past that as you need the ladder to go up into the attic and the graphics are so poor and just looks like a big ole JUNK PILE of stuff so I had to stop the madness already and cut this game off. Give this a whirl however as one person so far as enjoyed this game. Must of found the ladder OK. I hope you enjoy this game also and can find the ladder without just about clicking a hole in your computer screen. : )
I can already sense that there is going to be backlash w/ this game because of the tiny, often completely hidden objects. I probably would've stopped playing myself if the story wasn't interesting (I just wanted to find out what the picture ended up revealing!). I ended up finding 75% of the objects from random guessing/clicking -- literally. I don't know why game creators think that this style would be appealing to us consumers! I have great eyesight and it was frustrating for ME. I also can't stand going back to the same places again and again for H/O searches, and this game had quite a bit of that. So while it was a great concept of a game, overall, I think it could have been executed a WHOLE LOT better.
Very fuzzy graphics, hard time finding the items! I only played for about 30 minutes and gave up. Items are either super small or hidden so well, you can barely find them. I did a lot of random clicking to find things; not fun!
PipCat | Added on: November 29, 2010
I was looking forward to playing this one because I'm a big fan of the show. However....when you spend most of your time clicking on the Hint button because the items are located in rooms so dark you can't make anything out and are so small as to be barely seen the game ceases to be fun and becomes downright annoying. At times I found myself nose to nose with my screen and STILL couldn't locate the items to be found. I like a challenge and I can deal with having to find small objects but when developers create scenes that are so dark you can't see anything it's always been my opinion that they do this to make the game seem longer than it really is. That's just dirty pool and doesn't fly with the vast majority of gamers. Go ahead - jump in and try it but I guarantee you'll need eyeglasses by the time you finish this one - which I didn't. I played for about 2 hours and then deleted it because I just couldn't take it anymore.
As HOGs go, this one is pretty good. I finished it in a couple of hours, but it had a good story line and interesting mini-games. (Although the decoder game got old after a while) I liked the history lessons within the Antiques Roadshow pieces. I'll definitely play the sequel!