The Game of the Ages is an AdventureGame based on "The Duel of the Ages," a parody novella that was based in turn on two poorly selling fantasy series by Sam Stoddard and Dave Parker.

Your hometown, the Village of Boredom, is plagued by a race called the Shadows. To defeat them, you must explore other worlds, become a wizard and conquer an army or two along the way.

The game includes a much-hyped "secret area" that offers no particular clues as to its location. It's [[http://www.rinkworks.com/adventure/ playable online]].

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!!The Game of the Ages provides examples of:

* AlienGeometries: Yeah, there's a fourth spatial dimension. Don't think too much about it.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs:The entire Varyne army comes down on your base. You better have learned your way around the walls and defenses while you had the chance.
* BagOfHolding: Gastald's sack. Unusually, you discover this by walking into a nearby cave and finding yourself transformed to a few inches high and in the sack.
* BeautyToBeast: The {{curse}} on one race that you save.
* BrokenBridge - Any particular reason you can't trek across the desert ''before'' dealing with that ring? [[{{Railroading}} Just one]].
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: That's how you learn invisibility and levitation.
* {{Curse}}: Two of the biggest subplots.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Besides the Village Idiot of Stupidity, enjoy your Magic Armor of Magic.
* DoomedHometown: That sets off the adventure.
* DoYouWantToHaggle: Early on, to get your first armor. Later, with Marion, this time with you as the seller.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Yeah, I just broke a curse and saved dozens of people from your town. Now I have to devise a plan to steal a hammer from a stable?
* GoldSilverCopperStandard: In the three different towns. Unfortunately, you can't covert between them.
* GreatEscape: One middle segment locks you in a prison. Your escape combines lock picking, stealth and hostage-taking.
* HomeSweetHome: Oh, don't think you're going to forget your hometown just because you're a hero everywhere else.
* MagicFeather: Turns out those focus stones don't have any power.
* MrExposition: Thanks Sage, for explaining everything.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Meet Blood Drops.
* PortalPool: Three of them.
* TheDitz: The Village Idiot of Stupidity, who thinks a pick in the corner of the room keeps the roof from falling down.
* SoapboxSquare: The man there lectures against littering. When you chuck a piece of trash on the ground, it enrages him - letting you take off with the soapbox.
* TeleporterAccident: If you don't have your armor on.
* VendorTrash: Even the vendor doesn't seem to excited about your decomposed life vest. But if you're persistent enough...