Colonel's Bequest (the): A Laura Bow Mystery

Packaging & content

The Laura Bow box comes with many goodies. A notepad, a pencil (which is very hard to find these days), a plantation map, a magnifying glass, and more.

Image courtesy of Jessy Bains.

The back of the plantation map has concealed finger prints on it, which can be revealed by using the magnifying glass on it. This works the same way as the "Sierra Window" in Sierra's hint books to reveal solutions. When starting the game, a random finger print would be shown on screen, and the player would then need to identify which character it belongs to. A very original idea for copyright protection to say the least!

Image courtesy of Jessy Bains.

Laura Bow 1 manual

Laura Bow 1 plantation map