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Games with feelies: physical items included in the original box

Game feelies are physical items included with video games, particularly in the era of boxed PC games, that enhance the immersive experience of the game. These items often provide additional context, lore, or simply serve as fun collectibles related to the game's world and storyline. Feelies were particularly popular in the 1980s and 1990s, with adventure games and RPGs often including them to provide a richer experience.

The feelies could be anything from detailed maps of the game world, manuals and guides, letters and diaries, physical artifacts, code wheels and decoders.

For example, the Zork series by Infocom came in boxes including elaborate feelies like maps, coins, and manuals to enhance the adventure. The Ultima games by Origin Systems included items such as cloth maps and magical amulets.

Most popular feelies included games

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A Mind Forever Voyaging

DOSMac OS19854.1/5 Infocom
ballyhoo-1

Ballyhoo

DOS19863.5/5 Infocom
bass-4

Beneath a Steel Sky

DOS1994freeware4/5 Revolution Software
Beneath a Steel Sky is a classic point-and-click adventure game released in 1994, developed by Revolution Software. Set in a dystopian, cyberpunk future, the game is renowned for its rich atmosphere and distinctive artwork. The game follows Robert Foster, who, after being abducted from his tribal home in the Outback, finds himself in Union Cit...
border-zone-01

Border Zone

DOS19873.8/5 Infocom
bureaucracy-02

Bureaucracy

DOSMac OS19873.9/5 Infocom
Bureaucracy is an abandoned text-adventure game designed by Douglas Adams (yes, the writer of The Hitchhiker Guide of the Galaxy), developed and published by Infocom in 1987. Bureaucracy is a peculiar interactive fiction; the game challenges you to solve frustrating bureaucratic problems in a world populated by strange characters.
corruption-0002

Corruption

DOS19884/5 Magnetic Scrolls
cutthroats-02

Cutthroats

DOS19843.4/5 Infocom
deadline-2

Deadline

DOS19823.9/5 Infocom
driller-2

Driller

DOS19874.3/5 Incentive Software
Driller (also known as Space Station Oblivion) is an abandoned action-adventure game developed by Incentive and released by Epyx in 1987 based on the Freescape Engine. In Driller, you control an excavation probe in a real 3d environment, through a first person view. The goal of the game is to place a drilling rig in each of the 8 regions of the moo...
enchanter-1

Enchanter

DOS19833.3/5 Infocom
hollywoodhij-1

Hollywood Hijinx

DOS19863.3/5 Infocom
infidel-1

Infidel

DOS19833.3/5 Infocom
jinxter-0004

Jinxter

DOS19884/5 Magnetic Scrolls
knightorc-1

Knight orc

DOSMac OS19873.9/5 Level 9 Computing
leather-goddesses-of-phobos-04

Leather Goddesses of Phobos

DOS19864.2/5 Infocom
moonmist-1

Moonmist

DOS19863.8/5 Infocom
planetfall-1

Planetfall

DOS19834.2/5 Infocom
plunderedhearts-1

Plundered Hearts

DOSMac OS19873.9/5 Infocom
return-to-zork-4

Return to Zork

DOS19934.1/5 Activision
scapeghost-1

Scapeghost

DOS19893.7/5 Level 9 Computing
seastalker-01

Seastalker

DOS19844/5 Infocom
sorcerer-1

Sorcerer

DOS19843.9/5 Infocom
spacerogue-2

Space Rogue

DOS19894/5 Origin Systems
Space Rogue is a science fiction RPG developed by Richard Garriott's Origin and desined by Paul Neurath. Space Rogue combines a 3D space simulation with a top down view RPG gameplay. As a space pilot you can hunt bounties, buy and sell goods, land on starbases or outposts and talk to NPCs, do quests, etc.
spellbreaker-02

Spellbreaker

DOS19853.9/5 Infocom
starcross-01

Starcross

DOS19823.7/5 Infocom
stationfall-01

Stationfall

DOS19873.9/5 Infocom
suspect-01

Suspect

DOS19844.2/5 Infocom
suspended-01

Suspended

DOS19833.9/5 Infocom