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Giveaway of the day — Bookstories

Test your word-building skills combining letters on the grid to help a young librarian get back all the books.
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User rating: 226 (52%) 210 (48%) 85 comments

Bookstories was available as a giveaway on March 22, 2008!

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Are you crazy about books?

Then it’s up to you to embark into the amazing word challenge you have never seen before! Test your word-building skills combining letters on the grid to help a young librarian get back all the books.

  

System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP; CPU: 800 MHz; Memory: 256 MB RAM; HDD: 12 MB

Publisher:

Outrix Corp.

Homepage:

http://www.gambana.com/downloads/gambana_games/

File Size:

7.47 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#85

Great fun word game. Search and find with timer. I really enjoy playing.

Reply   |   Comment by Patricia Prince  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

hehe,you can cheat in this game if you do print screen and play the game on Mspaint.

Reply   |   Comment by totou  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

Fun, but the "Male Names" search cannot be completed. The name Adam is not in the puzzle but on the list - and the hint leads you to 'adsm' - which the game does not accept as the correct answer.

Reply   |   Comment by Jessica  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

Some critiques on the game:
It's way to slow, the loading and stuff... kinda gets boring.
A couple of bugs. One of them I had to find the word plan. And it was my last word, and the hint showed me where I KNEW the P was.. but the word with that p was plkn.. so the a was missing and I had to restart becasue it was impossible to win.
Another one was one with both the word spotlight and light. I pressed the word light thought it was ight) and later found out it was the spotlight word, so I had to restart again cause the puzzle could not be completed.

Reply   |   Comment by Ella  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

Great game..I really enjoy it..easy download and set up!!! I love and appreciate the game downloads

Reply   |   Comment by Bobbie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

Bookstories,
What a great little program. Easy to install and fun to play.
I love it, my wife loves it and my daughter thinks it's great.
Thankyou GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Glenn Payne  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

someone made a good point about not complaining about free. I actually used to run a soup kitchen. Oh, they will complain.

HOWEVER, I do believe they can only be giving these games away because they want constructive criticism.

#33: I stand corrected on Q(u)atar. Still not a city, though. Or correctly spelled. Bangladesh is also still not a city.

And I was just a little bitchy last night.

And I would not, as someone else posted, let my children play this. Or eat at a sushi joint with "foogoo" on the menu. Edumacation is NOT education. It is NOT pronounced "noo-kyee-lar". And "Foogoo" equals death. "Chikkin" equals diarrhea. Hope my point is made, and the spirit of all-fired cynicism has been preserved.

--Paul

Reply   |   Comment by humanic  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

I really like this program. Very good for my mind, being that I'm bedridden. No problem installing. Click on Activate first, then a second time, then click on setup. It is challenging for me but that's what makes it good. It is easy to understand & use. Thanks a bunch GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Bonnie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

Nice game! Thank you! :)

Great to see the White Rabbit again, huh? :)

Can't help noticing there are several peeps here who are as tired as I am of the people who seem to post just to belittle peeps who complained. So they compalined. It used to bug me too, at 1st, but it's normal, so BIG WOW. If they don't like the game, this section gives them the right to say so. If Bubby thought was inappropriate, he'd not pass it. Sooo.. To waste space here just to complain about complainers is a bit twisted, don't ya think? And now here I am complaining about the ego-maniac complaint condemners. Holy cow. Now I'm a complain complainer too. Waa. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Skye-hook  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

Not complaining but this game is pretty boring and way too simple and too small (not many levels). But my nephew might like it so I'll keep it for his visits. Thanks GGOTD

Those having activation problems, when I first started getting these games and clicked on activate.exe (Windows XP) I got the option to unzip or run and it never worked right unless I chose run. Just thought I'd mention it in case that's one of the problems you're having.

Reply   |   Comment by Buckleysmom  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

The game installed perfectly on my xp sp2. The graphics are great and the play is smooth although the constant trophy interruptions are annoying. I played for about 45 minutes but I'm afraid it's not my cup of tea. I thought it might be more fun than in the newspaper but alas it's still a word search game that becomes tedious much too quickly. Perhaps for children.

I can't help but ask for Treasures of Montezuma to be offered here again. It got fantastic reviews last year and I'm sure many GOTD members would love another chance at trying it.

Thank you Gambana and GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by merrysea  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Great fun game for the whole family if you like word searches.

It does get easier as more words are removed but the whole concept of it is that it's a chalkboard. Great game giveaway. Thanks to the GOTD team. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Miss Lux  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

Thank GGAOTD. Not my cup of tea but as always I greatly appreciate the games you work so hard to give away to us. Hope your projects are going smoothly. Have a great weekend.

Reply   |   Comment by precizion  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

#52 (Holly Deegan), I followed the given instructions for downloading and installing this game but got the 60 minute 'thing'; tried it twice, in fact. *Then*, I read #66 Nonie's comment, traced it back to yours, followed your instructions, and it worked! Thanks for sharing your find with us. :)

Reply   |   Comment by RosnSC  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

Well this was a fairly useless program. I couldn't get the registration key from the activate program. I ran it several times and got the web page saying it was activated but no key ever popped up. I tried running it as administrator as has been suggested but my computer wouldn't let me do that either. I'm currently running Windows XP Media Center Edition SP2 so I have no idea why I couldn't get it to work. After numerous frustrating attempts I'm giving up and I really wanted to try this game too. Anyone know any good freeware alternatives I might be able to try?

Reply   |   Comment by Kristen  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

#6 Cherry Poptart - if you had bothered to read my post, you would see that I understand perfectly why and where the game giveaway is located; I said in order to differentiate the 2 giveaways to add the word 'game' to the one so people would see it.

As I said commonsense is not common and apparently neither is the ability to read what is posted.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Thank you so much for a 'game' offer today - I really have missed them! Thank you Outrix and GAOTD for all your hard work!

The download/setup took under three minutes on my Windows XP system and plays without any issues. I followed the directions in the 'readme' file, activated and then setup without any problems what so ever = as such, my game is a full-version and not a trial.

Overall, this game would be great to teach/learn new words and my 10 year-old niece would just loves it! (blondie looks Barbie-ish)
As for me, this game rates a 6/10, just because as the words found disappear, it become so much simplier to find the remaining words.

Thanks Stephen-WR for you 90 second review and hope that you are doing well. Happy Easter - Happy Weekend

Reply   |   Comment by Kim  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Apparently my first post didn't meet with approval or something. Couldn't get it to work with Windows 98SE, 256mb ram, 256mb video card. Getting WinLicense error telling me that I need to contact support.

Reply   |   Comment by Beldin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

downloaded and seemed to install ok...but all it does is turn my computer off.( i am running windows 2000 pro )abit disappointing as i like word games..oh well. happy easter everyone! happy spring!

Reply   |   Comment by laura sierra  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

#52 - Thank you! This is the first time I've had a problem with activating a download from here. I tried just uninstalling first, but it still wouldn't activate. Your method worked perfectly. I did run the activate and setup as administrator just to be sure. Thanks GOTD! Whether I like the games or not, I still appreciate your offering them to us!

Reply   |   Comment by Nonie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

I had no problem getting this game activated and installed. It was a little boring, but not bad. I will keep this in case I ever get bored, like someone else said. The music I didn't really pay attention to, but the game music I did notice it sounds kinda like stripper music...LOL Other than that, the game works fine for me.

I can't believe some of you people. If you are new here then you have an excuse, but not really since you should be reading things first and if you are not new then you should know better. If the giveaway zip file includes both an activation and a setup file, you have to click on the ACTIVATION FILE FIRST before you go anywhere near the setup file. If you mess up that one small, but important, step, it won't work right. That's why there are instructions on the download page and in the readme of every giveaway.

Oh and it doesn't matter if the game is in English and that's not some people's native language. I think even they can figure out how to look for words in the list and find them in the grid. One doesn't have to know what a word means to look for it.

And for those of you who moan and complain because you "waited" for a whole week for games, that's really your problem. You can't expect the GOTD team or anyone else to do things the way YOU want them to be done. You get games here for FREE. If you don't like what is offered, don't download it and don't complain. This site is here for everyone, not just you. If you have nothing better to do in your life than wait around for a week for a game from this site, then you really need to get a life.

Reply   |   Comment by BrianZachary  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Ok, I am now a bit disappointed. My first post has not shown up. I tried to install as an administrator in Vista. Tells me I have 60 minutes of play. I waited all week for 60 minutes of fun? I know it's free but the hastle of install and uninstall to really not play it at all and have my post deleted is kind of frustrating. I tried runing the activate file first then the install, that didn't work so I tried the activate again and it still doesn't work.

Reply   |   Comment by Lisa  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

#37 I had to download and save the files. From the saved files I could right click and "Run as Administrator". I could not do this from my zip program.
I also had to uninstall my original download and delete the Gambana folder from the Program files folder.

Reply   |   Comment by Connie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

so you ask us to wait until the weekend & promised us two great games in return. i got to the page and was really disapointed, i waited patiently all week for this?

i could understand mixing in low and high quality games through out the week when one was available everyday, but not when there is only two available a week.

Reply   |   Comment by fiveturtles  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Thank you for the FREE game. I don't know why people have to complain about it. It's free, it's great for kids for letter patterning and word recognition AND it's great not to have to pay for it. Did I mention that the people hosting this website go to all this work to give us things for FREE. lol Oh, and BTW, Happy Bunny weekend!

Reply   |   Comment by Elaine North  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

#37 - if you don't see the menu with the "Run as Administrator" option when you right click on Activate.exe, you are probably not logged into an administrator account. Make sure you HAVE admin rights and then try it.

Reply   |   Comment by Diane  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Thought they were going to save some good games for the weekend ;-)
yeah I read the blog entry after my first post, sorry it was such a huge waste of your time to read my one line there #6

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

I'm generally not a complainer, but I can't believe that us die hard gamers waited an entire week for a game of this nature. Granted, it may be ideal for kids, but this was definitely NOT what I was expecting after all the hype about great new games on the weekends only!

Reply   |   Comment by richw  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

Well it worked for me and Im pretty dumb when it comes to PC stuff. Its a cute little pointless game that I will enjoy playing when I want to play games like that.Which happens alot, I get too stimulated by all the options of the internet.Sometimes I want to do something that doesnt take much thought at all.I like this game.2 Thumbs up.

Reply   |   Comment by Nonya  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

When attempting to download from both Wiki and the mirror, the file reached the 55% point and stopped. I'll try later for a full d/l.

Reply   |   Comment by Derek  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

I have downloaded this game 4x this morning - after it is unzipped, I go to Activate and get an error message "fatal error no key found"

HELP PLEASE - I really would like this game. I have others from this site - no difficulty.

Reply   |   Comment by judimel  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

hardly worth waiting all week for this,although i haven't seen such a game like this offered here before,which is one plus,another thing is that i like the ability to rate coments on the game,hopefully there a better game tomarrow

Reply   |   Comment by the dude  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Running Vista--no problem in dl or install.
Game ran fine, but I find it pretty boring. Music is bad.

Reply   |   Comment by Kim  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

I finally figured out how to get the activation key to work. If you have installed the game and can't get the activation key to work, make sure you fully uninstall the game. First I removed by add/remove files in the control panel and then make sure you go to your program files on the hard drive and delete the Gambana folder then click the activation key after that's done then click on the setup, it worked for me. I wished I would have figured it out when I couldn't get the unintall cleanser to activate.

Reply   |   Comment by Holly Deegan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

I can't believe all the negative "not reviews", posts on this... It's a game , nobody reads before flapping. I try not to do this. As to the crashing problems, whenever surfing, you are at risk of malware, sometimes unintentional to your system, all the time. even running many scanners before installing any program(scan the files),search the registry later. Great game thank-you

Reply   |   Comment by BOB  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Hopefully they'll get a contract with Microsoft Studios and we'll get Halo 2 and Halo 3 when it comes out. lol.

Reply   |   Comment by Jimmy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

This game is great for killing time. Not much of a challenge for die hard wordies, but a wonderful challenge for children. Games like these are great on the laptop on those long journies in the car or motorhome! Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

The game worked fine for me. I may do this wrong other times but I always activate first. So, had no problem with the time limit issue. I like word search games, what I found interesting about this game. The words don't go over each other. So when people were talking about the words dissapearing I had to check it out. This will be a great game for children and adults in my opinion. It can be relaxing. My 10 year old will be able to play this and I think she will enjoy the fact that it will get easier instead of harder as it goes. I give it a thumbs up. And thank you for the game.

Reply   |   Comment by fstrmomma  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Sure is easter fun and games and not just a screen saver.
Neither are worth the time to read about them.

Reply   |   Comment by ken kelly  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Nice relaxing game, and no problems activating it. Many thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrea  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Wee-Ha!! Look what Santa GOTD left me this morning! Love word search games~ Great to see an "old friend" back today as well. Hope things are working well in the "sweat shop" and looking forward to tomorrow. Hang tough!

Reply   |   Comment by AK Momma  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Did Not work for me I did as Bubby said "right click on the downloaded Activate.exe and select “Run as Administrator”" then ran the set up I still did not recieve any activtion #s I even cleared off my desk top because sometimes the pop up hides under a window,i am running Vista Home 32 bit, any help on how to get the activation #s?
Thanks
I can't say about this game aI have not yet Played it till I get an activation code. but it did look good enough to try out.

Reply   |   Comment by Bryellowrose  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

I try all the games. I didn't like this one.
Its a word search ( as stated above) Just wasn't my cup of tea!
I can't give it a thumbs down as its done quite well.
If you like word search games, you'll love this game.

Reply   |   Comment by me again  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Downloaded, installed and played no problem, but I'm not just so fond of word-searches; hoped it was a Boggle-type game.

Thank you anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Mrs Redboots  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Thanks for the great FREE game. Love it!!

Reply   |   Comment by Karen  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

This game is great! I love how when you guess the word it disappears! Have to get this one. Install went great and activation well you always activate before you open the program first don't you? Unless it has a serial number.
Everyone Have a great Holiday!!!
Mstormy

Reply   |   Comment by mstormy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

I don't wish to be rude or anything, but this game isn't any good at all. There is way to many bugs. It's not a kids game, since it is to hard and if you're not english, then you WILL get problems with some of the words.

Since we only gets games in the weekend, then please crew: find some games that would suit more people.

Reply   |   Comment by Lars Celius Pedersen  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

#6 : Cherry Poptart
Can you post without shooting your mouth off?

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#8 : Cnsider these types of games as exercise OR food for your brain.

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Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

I tried right clicking the activate.exe and it doesn't give me the option of running as admin, what now?

Reply   |   Comment by Jabooti  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

To whom say Activation key don't work-->works fine!
Game works GREAT.
Oh and by the way----IT'S FREEEEEEEEE!
Thank You GAOTD, Great Job Peeps.
Greatly Appreciated!
Happy Easter to all ---<--<---{@}

Reply   |   Comment by NoComplaintsHere  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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