The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Through the Ages
Outlast
Back to Bed
Twilight Struggle
Outlast: Whistleblower
Terra Mystica
ARK: Survival Evolved
Mass Effect 2
Ticket to Ride
Bionic Commando (2009)
Portal 2
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
Global Defense
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Lords of Waterdeep
Dungeon Souls
Patchwork
Race for the Galaxy
DropMix
Mass Effect
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Chrono Trigger
Civilization
World of Warcraft
Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Diablo
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Psychonauts
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
Fallout 2
Doom (1993)
Endless Ocean: Blue World
Red Dead Redemption
Folklore
Killzone 2
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
Battlefield 1942
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
Far Cry 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
The Witcher
AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack
Neverwinter Nights (2002)
Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark
The Orange Box
Sid Meier's Sim Golf
Dungeon Keeper 2
Red Baron II

The Bard's Tale (1985)

Average Rating: 7.02/10
Video Game Rank: 1214
Amiga Rank: 102
Commodore 64 Rank: 69
NES Rank: 60
DOS Rank: 217
Macintosh Rank: 326
ZX Spectrum Rank: 38
Atari ST Rank: 49
Apple II Rank: 37
Amstrad CPC Rank: 33
Information
Primary Name
The Bard's Tale (1985)
Alternate Names
The Bard's Tale
The Bard's Tale
The Bard's Tale: Tales of the Unknown
Platform
Genre
Theme
Series
Mode
Minimum Players
1
Maximum Players
1
Release Date
1985-00-00
Developer
Publisher
Contained in
 Corrections
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 78248
Releases
Pg. 1
The Bard's Tale: Tales of the Unknown
Nick: 
North American NES edition
Rel Date: 1991-00-00
Publisher: Fujisankei Communications International, Interplay (Video Game), Pony Canyon, Inc. (株式会社ポニーキャニオン / Kabushiki kaisha Ponī Kyanion)
NES
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
The Bard's Tale
Nick: 
North American Macintosh edition
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Macintosh
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
The Bard's Tale (1985)
Nick: 
Amstrad CPC 2-Cassette Version
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Interplay (Video Game)
Amstrad CPC
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
The Bard's Tale
Nick: 
Atari ST edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Atari ST
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
The Bard's Tale
Nick: 
US DOS 3.5 Floppy edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
DOS
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
The Bard's Tale
Nick: 
US DOS 5.25 Floppy edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
DOS
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
The Bard's Tale (1985)
Nick: 
Apple II Version
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Interplay (Video Game)
Apple II
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
The Bard's Tale: Tales of the Unknown
Nick: 
English Commodore 64 Disk edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Commodore 64
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
The Bard's Tale (1985)
Nick: 
C64 Version
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Interplay (Video Game)
Commodore 64
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
Description Edit | History

The Bard's Tale is a fantasy computer role-playing game created by Interplay Productions in 1985 and distributed by Electronic Arts. It was designed and programmed by Michael Cranford.

Based loosely on traditional Dungeons and Dragons gameplay and inspired by the Wizardry computer games, The Bard's Tale was noteworthy for its unprecedented 3D graphics and animated character portraits.

It was originally released for the Apple II, and was also ported to the Commodore 64, Apple IIgs, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, and NES platforms.

The Bard's Tale is a straight forward "dungeon crawl". The objective is to gain experience and advance characters' skills through (mostly) random combat with enemies and monsters. This is done while exploring maze-like dungeons, solving occasional puzzles and riddles, and finding or buying better weapons and armor.

When beginning the game, the player may create up to six player characters, chosen from among the following classes: bard, hunter, monk, paladin, rogue, warrior, magician, and conjurer. The classes sorcerer and wizard were available to experienced conjurers and magicians.

Source: Wikipedia, The Bard's Tale (1985 video game) , available under the CC-BY-SA License.

Characters
Pg. 1
More Information Edit | History
This page does not exist. You can edit this page to create it.
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Marketplace
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
{{product.prettycondition}}
{{product.listdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
{{item.currentprice}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Statistics
Video Game Rank: 1214
Amiga Rank: 102
Commodore 64 Rank: 69
NES Rank: 60
DOS Rank: 217
Macintosh Rank: 326
ZX Spectrum Rank: 38
Atari ST Rank: 49
Apple II Rank: 37
Amstrad CPC Rank: 33
Num Ratings: 75
Average Rating: 7.02
Standard Deviation: 1.69
Num Views: 2598
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 3.7
Fans: 5
Personal Comments: 20
Users Owning: 115
Users Wanting: 1
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 0
Plays This Month: 0
Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Genre: Theme: Mode: Media:
Pg. 1
No Items Found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Tags
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: Beaten [+] [View All]
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.