Prepare a wondrous castle for the grand meeting of the most powerful wizards in the land with Chronicles of Albian - The Magic Convention.
Every so often, the most powerful wizards, sorcerers, and magicians of Albian congregate for a meeting of the minds at the Convention of Magic Masters. This year, the chosen site is the castle of your aunt Gwendolyn, The Fairy Godmother. Overwhelmed by planning and castle repairs however, she has called upon you to help her with the preparations.
Search for hidden treasures among the many rooms of the castle to help finance the required repairs and upgrades to the grounds. Restore the towers, build new bridges, and decorate the archways to create the castle as you wish. Solve more than 80 unique puzzles as you meet an eccentric cast of characters. With an inspiring fantasy soundtrack, 20 stunning wallpapers, and Relaxed or Timed playing modes, this is one magical journey that will stay with you long after it is over.
Critics describe the Chronicles of Albian - The Magic Convention as "Straight-ahead hidden object gaming that keeps things simple, light-hearted and lots of fun." See for yourself when you try the free trial version or download the full-unlimited version of Chronicles of Albian - The Magic Convention today!
Search for hidden treasure to restore a magical castle in this Hidden Object endeavor.
Locate items and earn money to purchase towers, build bridges, and more.
Solve more than 80 unique puzzles as you meet an eccentric cast of characters.
Enjoy an inspiring soundtrack and unlock 20 stunning Wallpapers.
Play Relaxed or Timed modes to enjoy the game at your own pace.
I also played this game to relax and while I had no problem finding the gems (bigger monitor?), the fairys were harder, and you should be able to select what you want them to collect. The other commentor was right, some clicks just wouldn't select the item. Also, the costs of the castle upgrades meant you had to return to the pre-selected room to earn more rewards before any castle upgrade could be bought. But the thing that bugged me the most was "tea time" vs. "tee time".
I play games to relax, sometimes strategize, sometimes puzzler. This game is so boring, I quit after the third HO. The items are very tiny and well hidden. The rooms are a huge mass of stuff, so very cluttered. They point to a hidden fairy for help. I couldn't even see that, just kept clicking all over the area until I found it. On top of that, if you don't click on the item exactly right, it won't take it..
The game is just tedious. Too bad, because I enjoy their puzzles.
This game is great! Not just a hidden item kind of game, there are other puzzles to do so you dont get bored! Highly recomend!
puzzling | Added on: January 27, 2011
This game is not your typical hidden object game. The objects to be found were some times very difficult to find but all of this game is addictive. The mini games are slightly different than most of the new games and the music in the background is quite relaxing. Usually I can finish this type of game in one sitting but this one really makes you work for each level. Wish there were more like this one
edtech30 | Added on: January 4, 2011
I totally agree with Xenutia. This game is nothing but loads of hidden objects that mostly have nothing to do with the game. No sense of adventure of all. This could have been a great game with less HO repetition and more interest-building plot, mini-games and applications where you could think about what you needed to do next. It's just a mish mash of objects plastered all over everywhere for you to boringly find. Great graphics though.
This was one delightful and challenging hidden object game. I loved the humorous chatter between scenes. This humor can be described as pure British. Very well done. As one reviewer states "great art work". Finding objects is challenging but if you find the Fairy she will help you locate one in the list. Hints can be used and you replenish hints by locating a wand. Interestingly my experience is that the game cleverly awarded a wand to find if your hints fell below five. The game also helped you locate an object by now and then making an object brighter. I only play relaxed mode on all games that afford me the option so this game was relaxing yet gave me a good object hunt experience. It was also a nice touch to restore the old castle. To the developers, good work! Kids who now play hidden object games should find this one fun and parents this game may keep them focused for a while.
I think this must be the most difficult Hidden Object game I've played. It is really difficult sometimes to find the objects on the list. The graphics are great, and I like the theme. I like that it replays rooms up to a certain point, then new rooms are unlocked. It kept me playing longer than I would have for most Hidden Object games.
acornay | Added on: January 13, 2011
This game is a lot of fun, challenging, and interesting. I think it is too difficult for children and they will get frustrated. I want more like this one.
pkantan | Added on: January 21, 2011
Items are too small, too many visits to the same areas, too dark.
mavethrave | Added on: January 4, 2011
This is kind of fun. Quite a few of the things you are looking for are impossible to find, ie: black notes on a black beam. There are wands that will replenish your hints if you can find them and a fairy lurking around in each scene that will find something for you. Half the time I couldn't find the fairy. It is fun refurbishing the castle but one would have thought that with a topic of magic convention there would have been some magic involved. Really, it is just a junk pile hog. The puzzles are very easy. It was a pleasant way to pass some time but if you are looking for a challenge, this won't do it.
Enjoyed it enough to buy it.... it was a little more challenging because of all the lost items being so little, but that 's what makes it fun. I love the graphics, the movements make it a lot more interesting. I would tell anyone to buy it if they liked hidden objects ( my personal favorite )
SilverSuki | Added on: January 4, 2011
As a previous reviewer stated, there is nothing in the gameplay of this game that has any connection with magic whatsoever. It really is just one HO scene after another with no other gameplay elements at all really, except a few token gestures (collect gems, 'upgrade' a static picture of a castle). Also the HO scenes were a type that I particularly dislike, 'junkyards' crammed full of irrelevant and out-of-context items, really spoils the feel of the game for me. I've been very generous in giving it as much as 2 stars, this was only because I didn't actually abandon it before the end of the demo time, so it must at least have earned that much!
I was excited to play this, but bored to death within the first 15 minutes. It's your regular HOG game with no interaction at all. None of the scenes (although graphically beautiful) had anything to do with the storyline. It's like they used old HO objects and transposed them into another game, then gave it a gimmicky name to attract players. The stars which give you an extra hint were difficult to find and once you've used up your hints (only given 3 to begin with), you must find another star or that darn fairy that was almost impossible to find. (I got 2 fairies, only by accident). For players who love pure HOG game, this one's for you. As for me, watch me yawn.
While I enjoyed this one, by the time I was finished with it I needed to upgrade my eyeglass prescription. The HOs are VERY WELL HIDDEN and some are so small that it required the use of the hint button more times than I would have liked. Likewise the gems you can find for extra cash and the REALLY SMALL stars attached to the magic wands you can find to give you up to 5 hints at a time. The mini games are varied and, naturally, get progressively harder the farther you get into the game. Beautifully rendered graphics are a feast for the eyes! However - and I never thought I'd ever say this about a game - I thought it was actually too long. Going back time after time to the same rooms to try and find objects so small in order to get money to restore the castle became very tedious after the 3rd set up upgrades. Just when I thought I'd restored everything there was to restore another set would pop up and back to the rooms you go. It will take quite some time to go through all of the levels so from a value point of view I suppose this is a good value. It's kid friendly but I'm not so sure kids will have the patience to sit through more than a few screens at a time. It's worth taking a look at but don't say I didn't warn you about the eyestrain!
I also enjoyed playing this game! The story is fun and you're in a castle! Some of the hidden objects, however, are tiny and even with my big, wide monitor I had a difficult time finding stuff. There seems to be a zillion objects to search through, and I personally don't care for all the clutter. But the mini games are fun and you get to upgrade/design your castle. The graphics are gorgeous and I will probably buy this game for the 20 wallpapers promised.
Over all a decent HOG with a catchy hook, completely restore the castle and grounds. For the most part the hidden objects where not that hard to find though it seemed the last ones were the samllest or most cleverly hidden. The mini games were a wide variety and type. Each type progressed in difficulty. The games could be skipped and the main game continue but you did not get the extra money. It could have been shorter and stopped when everything was restored however it continued a bit more offering you a possible choice to continue in a sequel. A good game for first timers and kids though the kids may need help with some of the mini games or finding things as they may not know what the object is. There were decent amount of hint options and even a fairy to help. The artwork was quite nice and fit to the story. Experienced HOG players may not care for the length and having to go back and forth to find things in the same rooms. To be fair however it is a huge castle and large estate. In building you are given options in styles and to even go back and change. In this regard I recommend choosing the least expensive and then after you complete it you will still earn money and you can change design.
Very fun storyline to follow. Really nice graphics. Mini games/puzzles were way too easy. Some objects were very difficult to locate. But storyline makes it fun to play. Love the ability to buy upgrading of castle, original concept and provides motivation to complete.
Smedley | Added on: February 17, 2011
This is one of the best HOGs in a long time! Great graphics with both audio and script narratives; excellent tutorial; wide variety of screens (rooms); the upgrading of the castle is an excellent feature! Challenging HOs and some even harder to find bonus items (jewels, wands for hints, and hidden angels)! The puzzles are varied, fun and challenging! A real keeper! Hint: be careful in making friends! Hours of fun and good replay as you can keep going to rooms to find additional funds and redesign your upgrades!!!
As a HOG this game rates very highly -and it is certainly better value for money than most as the gameplay is long. It has most of the likeable touches - good artwork and graphics, a sense of humour, and a particularly fine variety of interspersed puzzles. Though some of the objects are hard to find I have no quibbles with this as they aren't impossible and there are three ways of obtaining help - each of which isn't a straightforward gift - you can find a fairy who will locate your object; each object will glow briefly so you can simply keep your eyes peeled; or you can use a wand hint which you can replenish by finding another wand. In addition, each object earns you money which you can spend in renovating the castle in a choice of ways. So it's all there, really. It's hard to come up with an entirely original HOG. If this was it I'd have given it six stars, but at present this one is as good as you'll get.
Ok. This game was selected from a review recommendation and the storyline draws you in. Unless you are a hard core hidden object fan this gets tiresome after a while. There are mini games and they are for the most part enjoyable, but it is mostly going from one room to another to find more and more hidden objects. I can honestly say there is so much going on in these rooms it makes my eyes want to cross. Oddly enough, the thing that kept me playing was to find out how much I could earn so I could add more upgrades to the castle. These eventually came at such a cost I lost interest. As I said though, if you are a hardcore HO fan, you will want to keep going. Me, not so much. The graphics are nice, and the characters sometimes funny, so there are things to enjoy for others. Just not my cup of tea