Build-a-lot - The Elizabethan Era Platinum Edition
System Requirements
  • System Requirements
  • Windows 2000 / Windows 7 / Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows 10
  • 500 MHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
  • 256 MB Ram
  • Uninstall instructions
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Build-a-lot - The Elizabethan Era Platinum Edition 

Rule the realm with Build-a-lot - The Elizabethan Era Deluxe, an exciting new addition to the hit real estate resource series! By royal decree, you have been put in charge of building the whole of Queen Elizabeth's kingdom. From a single small house to a flourishing shire, your skills with wells and windmills, crops and carpentry, will bring prosperity to England.

  • build the whole of Queen Elizabeth's kingdom in this exquisite sequel
  • accomplish your tasks without the aid of modern-day conveniences
  • manage your crops and livestock to earn wages
  • hire workers to build and farmers to harvest
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Reviews of Build-a-lot - The Elizabethan Era Platinum Edition
 | Added on: May 18, 2012
This is the 4th Build a lot game I have purchased. I love them all. I enjoy the medieval type music. I do find this game is slower than the others and therefore more difficult to achieve the goals, however, with time I am sure I can do it. One thing I don't like is, if a worker is hurt, you just hear a noise. There is no visual alert other than having one less worker available. This can hold up the game until you realize what has happened! Maybe I am a bit slow...
 | Added on: August 2, 2010
Loved the graphics, the way you got to chose the upgrades, and the houses themselves. Upper levels were challenging. I went back and replayed to get expert on the levels. Still haven't got expert on the last 5 but I'm working on it.
 | Added on: August 16, 2010
Loved this game even though it's a Platinum Edition and I usually don't care for those. I like the idea of having the Strategy Guide handy when I get stuck on some of the upper levels. Really liked the 10 bonus levels.
 | Added on: July 22, 2010
This edition for me is not as good as it's predecessors, all of which I played through to the last level and then started again. Some of the levels are very difficult and even after several attempts I am unable to go any further, as a consequence I have lost interest in it. I would however purchase a following edition in the hope it would be as enjoyable as the first three.
 | Added on: June 17, 2010
I thought this game to be fun and easy to play. It is a somewhat of a clicky game and it has its moments where it can be challenging but overall I think most people will like this type of game if they like these sort of games, the building /time management games. I had no difficulties playing this game and really enjoyed this game because I actually do own all of the Build - A- Lot games and like them all because I personally enjoy my stragedy games and hidden object games but this particular game allows me to have a change in pace from my favorite type of games. It is a game I would recommend to others just to try it out because they might be suprised that they find themselves totally involved in the game and really enjoy it.
 | Added on: July 2, 2010
This was such a fun and addicting game. If you love Time Management games this is one of the best. Need more like it.
 | Added on: December 14, 2010
The difficulty in achieving top levels has made an otherwise good game unappealing to me. These build a lot games are wonderful, but tedious when too challenging. Just takes the fun out of it. They should be a bit challenging, but most of all just relaxing. One should be able to obtain success with some nice exercise to brain and dexterity. This one was just frustrating. Bring on more - love them! But keep them user friendly.
 | Added on: June 14, 2010
I love this game, just as I have loved all of the Build-a-Lot series so far. The designers are brilliant at varying the same concept in ways that mean that you still enjoy, and are challenged by, the next in the series as much as you were by the ones that came before. This one has a single seriously annoying feature: the innacurate use of the alleged tudor english! The mis-use of tenses and of personal pronouns has had me shouting at my computer, and I'm not even an expert on the language used by people in my country before my own actual people arrived here in the 1930s! (Yes, I'm British, but there are loads of Americans who have studied our mutual language, so if I'm right in my assumption that this great game was developed in the States: I'm saying that isn't an excuse!) I'm sorry to admit to being a pedant, but people even more pedantic than I would been even more irritated than I by these silly errors. Rant over; it's a good game. But if you do know about the history of our language you may need to close your ears to the "thou hasteth" nonsense of the dialogue!
 | Added on: June 22, 2010
This is fun to play. I'm still trying to get past some of the later levels in both's challenging me that much. I've been within mere seconds of reaching my goal when the timer has run out. That just makes me want to keep trying to beat the clock. This game is very "thinky" for me, but I'm enjoying it lots.
 | Added on: June 28, 2010
Like all build-a-lot games, this one is great to play over and over again.
 | Added on: June 17, 2010
This game is a bit different in that there are additional things that must be addressed within each level that would have been common problems of the period. The language is beyond annoying and not exactly correct so I find myself ignoring it and just looking at the goals for the level. All the Build-A-Lot games are great and I was excited about this one going in a completely different direction and it did not disappoint although the stone mason building looks like it is out of place because it is so much smaller than other structures. The Platinum Edition comes with a strategy guide that tells the player what is already known if he or she has played any of the previous games. The info on how the game was made and on the structures is interesting but not worth the premium price.
 | Added on: June 17, 2010
The game was able to hold my attention and drive me to continue to excel at mastering each level. As one continues to complete the tasks they become harder and sometimes very intense to succeed at completing each task before the timer runs out. I found that I wasted an entire day trying to move through the different levels. One can lose a lot of time when becoming involved with mastering each level. I enjoyed it very much - great change to some of the previous timed games.
 | Added on: August 7, 2010
I like this a lot better than some of the building time management games.
 | Added on: May 16, 2012
I found it hard to get into this game and also found that it is extremely similar to Royal Envoy; however, less varied and engaging. The graphic is too realistic for me, I prefer them more cartoon looking. The English theme is fun, though the music sounded too Medieval like. But they could have played it up a little and make it more magical and lively. The use of colors were dull and images lack the essence of a game. I read a review where somebody said its better than other TM games. I didn't like it but if someone said its the best then you may like it. Royal Envoy and Roads of Rome are definitely my top two TM games and this one did not make it top 10 at all.
 | Added on: June 17, 2010
I've played all the Build-A-Lot games and this one was no different that the rest. Build, repair, update, meet goals. I wanted something more.
 | Added on: June 14, 2010
I like all of the Build-a-Lot games, but this one is more appealing because of the music, the different parts of England you visit and the general mayhem that occurs in this series. I don't know if I would spend the extra money for the bonus content as I don't really like a strategy guide that tells you exactly how to beat the levels. I prefer to play and replay until I get the result. Overall, I enjoyed this one more than its counterparts.
 | Added on: June 10, 2010
how fun-to build Elizabethan communities. the changes in scenery were cool. the music was calming. seeing the rats running around the houses that had infestations was hilarious. building farms and having to buy farmers to work them was challenging. the way some of your upgrades were visible-chimineis/roofs/siding of the houses was delightful. the skills are the same as with the other build-a-lot games, and yet it is still an addictive game. can't wait for my nephew to see this one. i know he'll luv it...keep 'em coming developers. thanx for another great game...
 | Added on: June 17, 2010
interesting, fun, more delailed than older build a lot games, we shall see where it goes! jodi
 | Added on: June 24, 2010
A very addictive game that requires some planning and quick reactions when buying and sell when money is tight.
 | Added on: June 21, 2010
I really enjoyed this game and actually found it quite relaxing, the language was slightly annoying but it was in theme with the game which added to the overall character of the game. the wales campaign is good as its alot trickier, similar tasks to the campaign mode but with less money and less supplies to get you started it requires alot more thought. a good game for me.
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