The Fool and His Money

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The Fool and His Money
Developer(s)Cliff Johnson
Platform(s)Mac OS X, Windows
ReleaseOctober 25, 2012
Genre(s)puzzle game

The Fool and His Money is a puzzle game by Cliff Johnson. It is a self-published sequel to the 1987 game The Fool's Errand. Like its predecessor, The Fool and His Money contains many different types of logic and word puzzles which, although centered on a story with a medieval tarot deck theme, have added elements of the Prince, Egyptian gods and Pirates.[1]

Release information[edit]

Originally expected in late 2003, the game experienced dozens of postponements. On February 4, 2009, Johnson released a functioning preview of the game, containing the Prologue and five puzzles.[2]

The game was released on October 25, 2012, one day earlier than finally promised, having taken ten years to produce. It is written using Adobe Director with embedded Flash.[1]

Reception and awards[edit]

“I'm happy to award, for the first time in my reviewing career, The Fool and His Money a long-overdue but well-deserved A plus. We, God forbid, may never see another game of its genius and quality in our lifetimes.” —Greg Collins, Just Adventure Review[1]

JayIsGames rated it Best of 2012.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Collins, Greg (October 16, 2012). "Fool Me Twice: The Fool and His Money". Just Adventure. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "The Fool and His Money - Demo/Teaser up!". Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Best of Casual Gameplay 2012 - Puzzle Results (indie games)". Jay Is Games. Retrieved August 7, 2013.

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