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Brighter Minds Chocolatier - PC/Mac

by Brighter Minds
Windows Vista / XP, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Everyone
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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  • Over 130 different quests through 14 cities throughout the world
  • Exciting mini game to set your level of factory production for every recipe you obtain
  • Interactive bargaining with merchants to determine price of ingredients
  • Delightful art and music that transport you straight to the 1800?s
  • Two game play modes: story and freeplay

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000TZBYM4
  • Item Weight: 12.3 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 14, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,073 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

In the world of bon bons, it ain't all sweet! Build a chocolate empire scouting out elusive ingredients, reigning in recipes, parlaying prices and outwitting conniving competition. Do you have what it takes to conquer the world through chocolate? Start off in San Francisco and begin your apprenticeship! Complete unique quests to start climbing the ladder in the chocolate world. Once you find the perfect ingredient, you can always bargain with the vendor. But watch out! The prices could actually go up instead of down if you are unlucky! Look out for factories for sale! With every factory you buy, your production goes up! Once you have a new factory or recipe, make sure to set the production speed in the Chocolatier mini game! System Requirements: Mac Universal Mac OS X 10.3.9 or newer Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, XP SP2 or Vista Features: Over 130 different quests through 14 cities throughout the world. Exciting mini game to set your level of factory production for every recipe you obtain Interactive bargaining with merchants to determine price of ingredients. 60 recipes to acquire and 6 factories to purchase. Delightful art and music that transport you straight to the 1800s. Two game play modes: story and free play.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DARK & DELICIOUS FUN - WITH ZERO CALORIES! November 25, 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a Business-SIM focusing on chocolate trade. Although sold under $10 as a casual game, I found this much more fun and enjoyable than more advertised and much more expensive games!

You start out as an apprentice and have to master ingredients, recipes, ordering and marketing. This is a well balanced game and you and your family will have great Fun!

I think it would be a good idea to download the 60min-trial version from Reflexive (you can Google it) and decide whether this is your cup of tea.

WARNING! This game may precipitate INTENSE Chocolate-cravings! :)

RECOMMENDED!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent game! Not what you might expect! February 4, 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Chocolatier is a business simulation game where you make and sell different kinds of chocolates. You go around the map to find ingredients at low prices, sell chocolates you have made at your factories, and to run errands for other businessman which leads to more chocolate recipes.

While I have played a lot of different business "tycoon" type games, Chocolatier is by far one of my favorites. Addictive, interesting, and at times funny, Chocolatier had my attention and I loved playing every minute of it. Great for rainy or snowy days when you don't have any plans to leave the house because trust me, once you start playing this game you will not want to stop!

If you are looking for similiar games to this one, Tradewinds and Tradewinds Legends are also very good. Also Chocolatier 2 is now available and is very good.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can be played on a Mac! February 23, 2008
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I am always on the lookout for non-shooter games for my kids that are compatible with Apple OS and this one is for sure a keeper! I popped it into the laptop the first night after it arrived and played until 2am (how does time fly like that?)

I won't retell the story line or anything so dull.... You can read other reviews for that.
Give this game a try. It is fun for kids and adults alike. My 11 & 13 year olds both defeated the game before I did, but then they both played it again with different strategy trying to beat their scores. It also does not go on forever and ever in long boring quests. It is a quick game that has doable levels and rewards as it moves along and keeps the player's interest.
Plus a few of the characters have little tidbits of trivia about chocolate history, so it is *mildly* educational.

I think this is a game that can be put away and revisited later and still give good play value. The quests are just enough random that the game is not too overly predictable.

!! HOWEVER !! We did experience a mid-game crash under OS 10.4.11. I contacted the company via email and they responded quickly. This is a known bug in the CD copy. The cure for the crash is to download the online Mac version of the trial game over the already installed CD version..... that patched it up like a charm and it ran perfectly from that moment on.... the crash turned out to be a minor hiccup in game play.

The trial version/ game patch can be found free at PlayFirst(dot)com
Even though the trial version says it only runs for 60 minutes, the game has no such limit when patched over the CD version of the game.

Give this little gem of a game a try. I plan on buying more games from this company,
Decent Mac games are hard to find and are usually overpriced, so this is a great find....
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive! December 28, 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I was given this game for Christmas, and didn't have very high hopes for it. Within ten minutes I was completely absorbed. This is a very addicting game. You travel around the world to find chocolate recipes and make the chocolates in your factories. You also have to buy ingredients for your chocolates and not every port will have the ingredients you are looking for; you won't find cocoa in New York but will have to travel to Trinidad for instance to buy it. Lots of things to do and a lot of missions to accomplish to achieve Master Chocolatier! Very fun game.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I never met a time management game I liked--until now! December 28, 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I never liked time management games, feeling that they were too "real life" to be entertaining. That's now changed!! Chocolatier is an awful lot of fun, but the warning about chocolate cravings is valid!! Oh, if only the money-making were real...

Chocolatier is suitable for the hearing impaired since all interactions are open captioned, and the visual elements are relatively large as well, for those with some problems with vision.

By the way, I had NO trouble using Chocolatier with Vista.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love This Game!! January 16, 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I love this game. I've had 2 strokes and am physically disabled because of them. I have spent hours playing this game. It doesn't require a lot of keying which is difficult for me. A click of the mouse and I can complete each task. Not only am I physically able to play this game, I believe it has help my focus abilities too. I hope there isn't an end, but then I'd just have to start over in another name!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stress-free fun with surprising replayability January 22, 2009
By pdever
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It took me two false starts with Chocolatier to realize this was NOT an arcade or Mania-type game, where speed is critical and mistakes can be fatal. It's the opposite.

This is a great game for a harried grownup, because there are no penalties for having to stop in mid-click. If you abandon the factory production minigame to tend to a pot boiling over on the stove, you can just Do Over when you return. If a real life disruption makes you forget you're in the middle of a quest, game characters will soon give you gentle reminders ("The Queen is wondering about her chocolates"). You can refuse a quest for the moment without losing an opportunity; it will be offered again. Time only passes while you're in transit between ports, so you can linger in markets indefinitely without your factories crashing in the meantime. Short of landing in a port bankrupt and with no chocolates to sell for return fare, Chocolatier is impossible to "lose." Some may find this unchallenging; those of us who play games as a breather from real-life challenges will embrace Chocolatier's delightfully relaxed gameplay.

Coming from 10 years of playing an open-ended and neverending game (The Sims), I was dismayed when after 6 hours the storyline of Chocolatier concluded and the game was over. Continuing to "build the empire in free-play mode" with no quests to fulfill or new recipes to discover didn't appeal to me. So I signed in under a new player name, started from scratch with low expectations, and got a huge surprise: it didn't matter that I already knew all the quests, recipes, characters, etc: Chocolatier was fun to play again. Some 20+ "new players" later, it's still a lot of fun, nor has any game played out exactly like another.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase
Love this one. It's different, so had to get used to it. Learn how to play, but that was just one of the fun things about it. :)
Published 7 months ago by Kris Stanisci
3.0 out of 5 stars I thought
I thought that it was going to take and be in this Box BUT what I got was just the Cd; Not the Box as well so The Box Need to take and be took out of the Pictures or Either It Be... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Henry M. Rauch
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love this game already played it 5times
This is a very addictive game i would like to find the 2nd or 3rd chocolatier game. Awesome game Love it
Published 14 months ago by angie cherie
5.0 out of 5 stars Chocolate Game Time
Chocolatier is a great game that is quite addicting. If you have the time, it is quite awesome. The game progresses through its story mode rather slowly to start, but provides a... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kyle
5.0 out of 5 stars fun game
fun adventurous game. keeps you busy for a while. I have another chocolatier game that I enjoy. can't say any thing bad about it.
Published 20 months ago by Patricia L. D'Urso
4.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL SWEETS THAT I CAN'T CONSUME
I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER BUY A COMPUTER GAME. THEN A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WHEN WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY CABLE I STARTED PLAYING SOME OF MY DAUGHTER'S COMPUTER GAMES. Read more
Published on March 7, 2011 by Earline Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, clever, and charming.
Chocolatier is one of the few games that I enjoyed enough as a trial version to actually buy the full version. Read more
Published on August 14, 2010 by Pipe_Nerd
5.0 out of 5 stars Chocoholic
This is a wonderfully engaging game. It is enough of a challenge to be both interesting and exciting, but not s difficult as to be frustrating. Read more
Published on April 4, 2009 by T. E. Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game
This is really a great game. It is a game that teaches as you play. I own a business and this takes me into a place I didn't think I would ever go. Read more
Published on April 2, 2009 by Mary S. Coats
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVE this game...but if you own a Mac, you may not be able to win...
This game, true to the reviews, is a lot of fun. I am not a big "gamer," and I own a Macbook, so it's difficult anyway to find games in my platform, since it seems most games are... Read more
Published on October 25, 2008 by Elizabeth Behring
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