Parsely games, including ACTION CASTLE, are like classic text adventures of old, but played with a human acting as parser and players issuing commands in order. Parsely is the brainchild of Jared A. Sorensen.

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It’s SHOCKTOBER here at the Incomparable Game Show, and it’s time for another great Parsely Adventure—Pumpkin Town! Will our players find all the halloween candy, or be thwarted by the nefarious parser?

Tony Sindelar with Steve Lutz, Kathy Campbell, Monty Ashley, James Thomson and Will Wagner


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This Belt Bucky is Trickle

Howdy pardner! It’s time for tumbleweeds and cactuses, as we head to the Old West for a text adventure. You’re sleeping one off, but there’s trouble afoot! Can our players avoid getting shot or being victimized by the many dangers of the desert? Probably not.

Tony Sindelar with Aleen Simms, Dan Moren, James Thomson, Monty Ashley and Will Wagner


Bring Your Own Backstory

The Parsely Action Castle trilogy continues with ACTION CASTLE IV. All your favorite nerds are here to pepper Tony with commands as they seek to discover the meaning of Actions and Castles! Go north and ride west to find daggers, rope, crossbows, and haircuts!

Tony Sindelar with Glenn Fleishman, Monty Ashley, Shelly Brisbin, Kathy Campbell, James Thomson, Brian Hamilton, Allison Truj and Dan Moren


That Seems Naughty

A new Parsely adventure? It’s a Christmas miracle! We take a tour of the North Pole and try to save Christmas by entering basic commands into a human parser. What secrets lie in the Candy Cane Forest? Who lives atop Yeti Mountain? What is Mary Claus’s marital status? Tis the season!

Tony Sindelar with Jason Snell, Aleen Simms, Chip Sudderth, Monty Ashley, Annette Wierstra and Brian Hamilton


Luxuriating with Lord Spooky

You stop your bicycle by a forbidding wrought-iron gate. A cobblestone path winds its way to the north. To the east and west stretches a dark and lonely road. It is raining.

Tony Sindelar with Annette Wierstra, Dan Moren, Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


Take a Bow

You stand among the ruins of the once-glorious Action Castle (castle castle castle). All that’s left is this courtyard, a lonely tower, and a few crumbling walls. A rickety wooden stairway leads up to the tower. A dark stairwell descends to the dungeon. Exits are: UP, DOWN, and WEST.

Tony Sindelar with Dan Moren, Jason Snell, Aleen Simms, Kathy Campbell, Steve Lutz and Monty Ashley


It’s Meatloaf Day!

It’s a text-adventure journey into horror, as our human players enter the mental hospital in search of the truth about their sister. They’d better tell the computer to SAVE GAME every now and then. You never know what might happen…

Tony Sindelar with Aleen Simms, Justin Michael, Monty Ashley, Steve Lutz, Brian Hamilton and Dan Moren


Welcome to Engineering

It’s time to play another Parsely game, in which a group of humans try to confuse a computer parser (played by a human). This time, it’s time to investigate a space station! Will it be an Action Castle success, or a Jungle Adventure disaster?

Tony Sindelar with Glenn Fleishman, Steve Lutz, Dan Moren, Brian Hamilton and Monty Ashley


There Is a Sign Here

It’s time for another journey into the realm of classic text adventures mixed with painful human dynamics, as we return to the world of… Action Castle! (castle, castle, castle). Yes, that’s right, we’re playing “Action Castle 2.” Can the sequel live up to the original?

Tony Sindelar with Jason Snell, Monty Ashley, Steve Lutz, Aleen Simms and Glenn Fleishman


Exits Are Unknown

We return to the dangerous land of group text adventures with “Jungle Adventure”, in which the survivor of a plane crash wanders through a dark jungle. And wanders. And wanders.

Tony Sindelar with Monty Ashley, Steve Lutz, Jason Snell, Dan Moren, Brian Hamilton, Glenn Fleishman, David J. Loehr and Scott McNulty


Light Lamp

What if you cross a party game with an old-school text adventure? You get Action Castle, the game that turns a human being into an old-style command line prompt and a bunch of people into a single bumbling adventurer. Go west! Get fish! Inventory!

Tony Sindelar with Steve Lutz, Glenn Fleishman, Erika Ensign, Chip Sudderth, Jason Snell and Dan Moren


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