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Subject: Re: Good Xmas gift suggestion for kids
From: "Ted Blank" ted@..........
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 09:48:38 -0500

Hi Mike,

Just for the record I have no connection with these guys...  Sierra Online
is the maker.  Their web site,, shows only a game
called "Return of Incredible Machine - Contraptions" for $29.95.  I assume
this is a new version but I haven't actually seen it work.  The program I
purchased, "The Incredible Machine 3.0" is apparently not being sold
directly by Sierra but is available at many web sites as part of the
"Family Fun Pack" for $15-$20.  It also includes "3D-Ultra Pinball", "Print
Artist Classic 3.0" and "Hoyle Classic Games" (cards plus Backgammon and
CHeckers).  A great bargain in my opinion since the Incredible Machine is
worth the whole price alone.  One site I found offering the Fun Pack is for $17.95 and there are
many more which can be found with a simple search for "Family Fun Pack" on
the web.

Feel free to include my "review" below on your site, but please note and
correct my mistake - I called it "Family Game Pack", it is actually "Family
Fun Pack".  Hope lots of folks have lots of fun.

Ted Blank

Mike Lozano @.............. on 11/27/2000 07:36:27

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Hi Ted,

If you'll give me the URL, I'll post it to my website - it gets 5000 hits a
from 19 countries.  My  educational website is aimed mostly at kids and

Mike Lozano, mikel@...............

Ted Blank wrote:

> If you have (or know people who have) kids maybe 8 and up, Sierra makes a
> game called The Incredible Machine 3.0.  My kids have enjoyed it for
> - ok, I admit it, so do I.  Basically you try to solve puzzles by
> various contraptions rather like a Rube Goldberg.  The "incredible" part
> me is the animation - when you click Go the thing comes to life, gravity
> makes things fall, bouncing things bounce, mice turn cages to supply
> to objects that need to rotate, candles (if you can light them with a
> flashlight and mag. glass) burn through ropes...   I don't know why this
> thing doesn't get more press.  Anyway, it's part of something called the
> Sierra Family Game Pak which I got for $15 on one of the web software
> sites.  Your kids/nephews/nieces/grandkids will enjoy this one, and it's
> welcome break from all the shoot-em-up junk.
> Regards,
> Ted Blank
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