Voodoo Castle (Adventure #4)
by Adventure International
(AI styrofoam folder)
Only Infocom rivals the Scott Adams Adventure Series for sheer number of
The earliest packages I've seen (1980 - 82) are the "styrofoam folders",
which contained text-only versions of the games. Instructions were printed
on the inside front cover of the folder, with copyright information and ads
for other AI titles on the inside back cover. Packages with cassettes had
an opening cut into the styrofoam, which broke easily, making these
difficult to find intact once the shrinkwrap has been removed.
Pictured above is Voodoo Castle in this variation. The original twelve
Scott Adams Adventures, as well as the Other-Ventures and AI's arcade games,
were all packaged like this.
Prior to these, the Adventures were sold in one of two types of polybags:
The first was simply a baby bottle liner with a folder business card
stapled to the top. Later AI began including full-color inserts in larger
plastic bags. If anyone has one of these packages, I'd appreciate a scan.
Thanks to Scott Adams himself for
providing these details.
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