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Kingdom of Aurelia: Mystery of the Poisoned Dagger Giveaway

Game Giveaway of the day — Kingdom of Aurelia: Mystery of the Poisoned Dagger

Help boy Sam to save Princess Aurora and stop the villain!
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Kingdom of Aurelia: Mystery of the Poisoned Dagger was available as a giveaway on February 27, 2022!

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Join Sam, a boy of thirteen years old, and his friend Princess Aurora as they embark on an amazing adventure in the Kingdom of Aurelia. Just as this incredible world entered into an epoch of the Renaissance and technological development, a plot directed against the royal family is discovered. It's up to you to find the villain who poisoned the princess so you can rescue her. Use advanced technologies to help you on your quest, including a helpful little robot named Tim and a unique device which can read the thoughts of any character!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 2.0 GHz; RAM: 1024 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 780 MB





File Size:

689 MB



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In Brief:
Kingdom of Aurelia: Mystery of the Poisoned Dagger is a Point & Click adventure puzzle game with Hidden Object puzzles and other mini games; plus lots of extras such as wallpapers, screensavers, music and extra game play that unlocks once you've completed the main game . It's never been given away on this site.

You can see some videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.



Playing for Sam, a boy of thirteen years old, who is a friend of Princess Aurora, you get into amazing Kingdom of Aurelia, where the epoch of the Renaissance and development of technologies just have begun. You have to foil the plot directed against the royal family, find the perpetrator who poisoned the princess and rescue her. A little robot Tim and unique device which can read the thoughts of any character will help you in this.

Reference accessed HERE 24th February 2022.


The Game:
More than a decade ago, the Kingdom of Aurelia was seized by a vicious tyrant. Princess Aurora hid from his troops and eventually managed to overthrow the warlord, restoring the king to his throne and peace to the land. You’d think the story would be left to a happily ever after at this point, but no, evil isn’t done with this world. Not yet. A mysterious man approaches the Princess and offers to read her palm. Instead, he slashes her hand and curses her with a mysterious poison, the cure for which can only be found beyond the forest. As her best friend, it’s your job to venture forth and save her life, before it’s too late.

Kingdom of Aurelia: Mystery of the Poisoned Dagger is a casual adventure loaded with mini-games and sprinkled with the lightest touch of hidden object scenes. The story takes place in the most charming of worlds that fuses fantasy with steampunk, throwing things like mechanical insects at you all while chatting about spells and wizards. You’ll also get a device that can read people’s minds and toy around with a robot companion, both of which change the way you’ll look at puzzles in the game.
Mystery of the Poisoned Dagger is more concerned with mini-games than hidden object scenes. You’ll spend a great deal of time wandering between sections picking up items to store in your inventory, some of which can be interacted with by clicking on the plus sign. As soon as you put an item where it belongs, a mini-game will pop up. Most of these stick to simple gimmicks like matching symbols or lining up tiles, things most people will recognize from other hidden object games. Occasionally, though, Poisoned Dagger throws something wild and amazing your way, just to make sure you’re paying attention.


When a hidden object scene does arrive, it won’t take you long to complete. Each one displays a collection of silhouettes at the bottom of the screen. Find each item (or pieces of an item) in turn, often using them on the screen to unlock and open the way for new objects. Once you collect everything you’ll get an important piece of a puzzle and be sent on your way. Easy!

Kingdom of Aurelia has more of a light-hearted and adventurous tone than most hidden object adventures. The situation is tense, of course, since you’re on a mission to rescue the princess, but because you play as a curious young boy crawling through hidden passages and investigating magical forests, nothing seems dire or hopeless, just mischievous. Paired with the lovely graphics and unique setting, this change of atmosphere sets Poisoned Dagger on the top shelf of hidden object games. Once you start playing, you’ll be drawn in immediately.

Reference accessed HERE 24th February 2022, originally posted by John Bardinelli on Nov 14, 2016. Reposted by Whiterabbit-uk
The game has unique multi-use items that may change the way you think about puzzles; with excellent hand drawn scenery with a light-hearted setting that draws you in from the start. Well worth downloading. I purchased this one on Steam HERE.


The above image reminds me of Bioshock Infinity; though the resemblance ends there :)59124e685bafe399346bca85


























Notes on Security

The game is too large once installed to do an online scan.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)


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For other free games, please check Delenn's threads over in the giveaway forums HERE (non-Steam games) and HERE (Steam games) for the latest freebies; it's kept up to date frequently, whenever a free game becomes available, (thanks for keeping this up to date Delenn, very much appreciated).

Also, for the latest Steam sales check THIS Steam database site out. You can list the games in 'price' & 'percentage off' by clicking the headers. If you link SteamDB (the Steam database) with your Steam account, all games that you already have will be highlighted in green and those in blue are on your wish list. When there are Steam games being given away, you'll see the percentage off as 100%. It's worth checking this regularly to make sure you don't miss the best deals and freebies. Delenn usually posts links to all free games within several hours of them going live, so check her links at the top of this comment as well.
Don't forget to check Indie Gala's freebie section HERE, then click on the Showcase header, selecting freebies from the drop down menu; the most recent additions include:

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We have been given over 340 games since I started to check the freebie section several years ago. But around 60% of those are no longer available free. The following recent freebies have now been removed from the free library: Leisure Suit Larry 2 Looking For Love (In Several Wrong Places), Leisure Suit Larry 1 - In the Land of the Lounge Lizards , Figment, Pixel Puzzles 2: Space, Revolution Ace, Six Sides of the World, Byte Family, Alone on Mars, Garfield Kart, Nostradamus the Last Prophecy, Snowball, Pixel Puzzles 2: Christmas , Die Young (Full version), Distortions, Dino Run DX, Cheap Golf, Kill Em All, Dead Hungry Diner, and Contract with the Devil. If you claimed those while they were still available you can access them via your Indie Gala account under the showcase section. Each page from your free list can take 30 or so seconds to move to the next page; so, if like me you've added most of the free games over the last several years, it can take almost half an hour to get to the last page. I have just over 340 games in my free section. All remaining freebies can be found in the showcase section (113 games are still available). Not all games that go into the showcase remain free and are removed after a short period (e.g. the recent adventure puzzler Figment that costs almost £15 on Steam); so, you should grab them as soon as you can. All titles are DRM free.

The latest Epic Game is Cris Tales - (an indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective).

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I've restarted a project I originally started back in 2008 that used to be called Good Games to Grab, where I posted free games over in the forums on a daily basis. I won't be posting them daily this time; only as and when I have time and the inclination. You can find the new forum section entitled 'Free Game Project' HERE. So far, I've posted eight excellent PC games, plus one android game as well as suggested or linked to others similar to the ones posted e.g.

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Black And White Apocalypse that was given away some weeks ago by the developer Hammergames is always free and can also be downloaded as a colour version. The community member Space pointed this out at the time. You can find both versions over on itch.io via the following links Black & White version, and Coloured version. :)

You can also find 'all nine' of the developers' games (for free) HERE. Some of them look like they are worth investigating. :)

The next Humble Choice bundle goes live tomorrow, so this is your last chance to grab the latest bundle; it includes eight games plus one DLC pack; i.e. Borderlands 3 with the director's cut DLC included, Black Book, Per Aspera, Just Die Already, Before We leave, Paradise Lost, Everhood and Calico. For original Humble Bundle subscribers, the cost is $12/£8.99 with other benefits such as access to a lot of indie titles for free while subscribed and a percentage off other purchases from the Humble store. This increases the longer you keep subscribed up to a year with 20% off all none bundle purchases. (1 month sub' gives 10% off, 3 months sub' gives 15% off and six months sub 'gives 17% off). The next Humble Choice bundle goes live Tuesday 1st March 22.

The latest Humble Bundles include Overwhelmingly Positive Gems (all games get a 95% or more positive rating and include seven games i.e. Shadow Man Remastered, Clone Drone in the Danger Zone, Bang-On Balls: Chronicles, Kathy Rain: Director's Cut, HUNTDOWN, There Is No Game : Wrong Dimension & Finding Paradise. There's also a VR bundle called VR Discovery Bundle ( that includes Synth Riders, Blaston, Cook-Out, Panoptic, Trover Saves the Universe, Red Matter and Tower Tag + Soundtrack). Both bundles end on the 11th March 22. There's also Sid Meier's Ultimate Collection that includes Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI, Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI: Gathering Storm
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If you are a removed game collector Gods Remastered a classic platformer from the early 90's is being removed from Steam on the 27th March. You can swap between the original and the remastered version. You'll find the Steam page HERE

If you have Amazon Prime, the free February games are now available. You can get Stellaris on GOG for free. Visit Prime Gaming for details.

Stay safe everyone.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

To the developers of ToomkyGames: Still enjoying the game. Positively surprised that it is offered in so many different languages. Playing the German version and with German mother tongue, however, there are some small translation mistakes:

So "stamp" means "Stempel" in this regard (not "Briefmarke"). And "auxiliaries" is not "Gepäck". Maybe this helps.

Thanks anyway for this beautiful game.

Reply   |   Comment by marie  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Would've liked this but crashed every time it was around 10% loaded on the bar, and I couldn't get the goddamn thing to close. Had to restart the entire machine each time, which killed my browser's ability to restore all my tabs. This was a complete shit experience this time.

Reply   |   Comment by J.G.  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Thanks. Good Windows 11 Pro x64. Did take bit longer to d/l & install than usual. Runs cleanly, good graphics & story flow. Nice usual several options.
In game hints, and can play at various levels, defaults to easiest Casual.
Going to take while to run through but no rush. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Gotta say, this may be the most ingenious HOG I've played. Lots of fun!

Reply   |   Comment by DCBoy  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I enjoyed this game very much. It downloaded and installed perfectly, and it's neither too difficult nor too easy. The engineer's face was familiar to me from another similar steam punk game. I really liked having a new game that I'd never seen before. Thanks so much, White Rabbit and GAoTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Cindy  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

With these Hidden Objects games what I look for as a priority to determine whether or not I will try out a game is how dark the scenes are. I do not want to fool around with the way I have my monitor adjusted to try to illuminate the darker areas where items simply are not visible. It is usually a matter of "doom and gloom" graphics, which is about the story line. Games with uplifting lovely scenes of nature would be refreshing for change.

Reply   |   Comment by m.g.  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

m.g. , NOT suggesting you rush out & buy a new monitor, but if/when you do replace it, some [many?] gaming monitors have different profiles you can select. That way you could have one brighter, & one the way you like it otherwise, switching between the two with a push of the switch.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Just beautiful - I love these ToomkyGames.

Thanks very much

Reply   |   Comment by marie  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

This is a nice game worth to keep.
It crashed on first try, but started it over and it works fine now on win 11, 64b.
Nice graphic and makes you "think"

Reply   |   Comment by Agno  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

so far, really enjoying this! installed and running fine on Win 10. the graphics are a step up, the sound is adjustable (big plus), and I like that the puzzles require a bit of thought and not just "find the objects that're placed haphazardly around the scene." hoping for some slightly more challenging puzzles but overall, so far, so well-worth installing! thanx, gotd and whiterabbit.

Reply   |   Comment by neme  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Super. Y a le français. J'aimerai plus de jeux en français mais mais merci quand même

Reply   |   Comment by Patoche  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)



Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Just loved this game! Kingdom of Aurelia: Mystery of the Poisoned Dagger is the kind of game that makes you *think*. This is much better than plain old HOGs where you just find hidden objects.

Also, so far (I've just completed 1 level), in the HOG screens of this game, the items aren't just dumped into the screen. Instead, they look like they're all part of the screen, which makes it more natural.

Thank you Toomky Games and Game Giveaway of the Day!

Reply   |   Comment by Sunil Suresh  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

This seems a good game. It works on windows 11 without any problems. It has several levels of difficulty. I have only tried the tutorial but I am defiantly going to play it more. Worth trying.

Reply   |   Comment by ros  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

This game downloads ok but it freezes up after a few clicks, I uninstalled twice but had same problem, looks like it was a good game pitty but thems the breaks so will have to wait for the next HOG game.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)


Have you tried looking into compatibility mode?

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Having the same problem.
Where do I find "Compatibility Mode???"

Reply   |   Comment by Glenn Norman  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Glenn Norman, Right-click the game.exe file in the game install folder and pick 'troubleshoot compatibility'.

Reply   |   Comment by jb  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Glenn Norman,

Hi Glenn,

Sorry, meant to answer this earlier, but got distracted.

You can right click on either the games executable (.exe) or the games shortcut (which links to the games executable). When you right click you'll see a drop down menu; select 'Properties' This opens a properties window. Click on the tab labelled 'Compatibility'. (please see image below):
There are several options that you can
select from this tab (by marking the check boxes or clicking on specific buttons), for example Run compatibility troubleshooter, 'Change DPI settings or Run this program in compatibility mode for: {you have to check the box first then you can access a drop down menu listing operating systems from Win 95, 98/ME, XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8 {and if running Win 11 I presume you'll see Win 10?)}; others include Run this program as an administrator (I always check this one if I have to use compatibility mode), or disable full screen optimizations as well as a few others. If you're not successful on your first attempt, try different combinations of the settings you can adjust using compatibility mode.

If none of the compatibility options fixes the issue, please check the FAQ's thread over in the Game Discussion forums. There are lots of different fixes that may solve the issue. You can find the FAQ's thread HERE

I hope this helps because todays game is well worth having, especially if you love decent HOG's with challenging mini games. After trying the above, please do let me know if you managed to get the game working or not. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

FWIW, works in my Win7 32-bit VM, so nothing special required, though it did Not like the way V/Box handles the mouse.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Whiterabbit-uk, Thanks for the reply but unfortunatly it still freezes on m win7 updated to win 10 tryed the above but no luck, thanks again Regards John.
PS The screen capture shown above did not show up on my system.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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