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Art Mogul

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Become an Art Mogul by bidding at exciting auctions, completing lucrative requests, exposing fakes, and much more! Travel to different gorgeous cities as you track down works by Van Gogh, Monet, Klimt, Titian, and Rembrandt! Open your very own art gallery as you earn wealth and fame in this unique Hidden Object game!

  • Unique gameplay
  • Incredible artwork
  • Become an Art Mogul!
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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/8
  • CPU: 800 Mhz
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • DirectX: 7.0
  • Hard Drive: 93 MB
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  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or later
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Art Mogul 4.3 5 23 23
I don't know much about art, but I know what I like For those of you who love Chocolatier and have tried similar tycoon games, this game satisfies. Where some others were poor Chocolatier imitations or the play was repetitive and boring, Art Mogul gives you a lot to do in a game that is smooth and user-friendly. The goal is simple: to discover and buy paintings at a low price and sell high. Along the way you buy and stock your own theme museums in different cities. You can acquire paintings by purchasing from galleries, auction houses, or discovering an original in a caf. When purchasing from an art gallery, you are given the opportunity first to match objects in the paintings with pictures of the objects in a row below. The more matches you make, the lower the cost of the paintings during that visit. Buying through an auction requires matching pictures of objects with their counterparts in the paintings too. This time you and three competitors are bidding on a painting, although the bidding amount is automatic. You bid first and then a competitor will bid. When he or she bids, a picture of an object will appear in a window below the painting. You have only seconds to click the matching object in the painting before the object picture disappears. If you miss it, the competitor becomes the high bidder. If you are successful in finding the object in the picture, you become the high bidder and that competitor is out of the bidding?you ?stunned? them. Do that to all three competitors and you win. The best-case scenario is to stun each of them on the first try because every time you or they bid, the cost of the painting goes up. Miss on too many tries and the eventual cost will be more than the painting?s value. The third way to acquire a painting is by discovering an original in a caf or bistro. Here you have to be careful to make sure that the painting is an original and not a fake. You do that by comparing the painting with a photocopy of the original. If you are lucky enough to find an original, you can make a huge profit. I found that the game is very liberal in the number of originals you can find in these places, and that the forgeries were pretty easy to spot. When you decide to sell to the galleries, you must keep in mind that different art houses prefer different types of paintings, and that varies throughout the game. You can see what types are wanted by clicking on that gallery?s sell button. At the bottom there will be pictures of objects copied from different paintings to give you a clue as to what paintings will sell there at a good price. The best sell scenario is to have a painting with 3 of the objects shown for the maximum price. You can also sell to the auction houses, but only through special requests. When you visit an auction house, click on the request button. Occasionally there will be a request to find a picture with a particular object. If you find it and sell it to the house, you can make a big profit. A plus in my book is that the hidden object episodes are not timed except for the auctions. My advice in that case is to take time to study the painting first before you begin to bid. You may run across the same painting more than once in a gallery or caf, and that can work in your favor when bidding too. As I progressed though the game I noticed that there are only a few objects in a painting that are hot spots, and they will be the same every time you encounter that painting. Therefore I knew where to look for the objects thrown up by my competitors in some cases. When you buy your museums you are given a choice of themes to order your paintings. Once you decide on a theme, you look for paintings reflecting that theme to stock that particular museum. I usually hate ?hidden object? games, and I guess this is technically a HOG/tycoon hybrid. But in this case the hidden object part makes sense and it actually makes you look at the paintings in detail--something I have never really done before. I just started playing this game yesterday, and there are only three drawbacks I can think of so far: (1) I would have liked to create my own themes for the museums rather than choosing from a list; (2) I don't see where there could be any big payoff at the end other than getting rich (although that doesn't really bother me); (3) the game has to end. I love this game. February 12, 2012
Great Game for Lovers of Art and Art History Not a high action game, but a detail and strategy game. Interesting mix of paintings - not all one genre. Even having studied a lot of art, I learned new details from the look-for-the-differences mini-game in the buy at cafe portion of the game. Travel to cities around the world to build your galleries and fortune. The auction mini-game is fun, but sometimes too fast - keeps it challenging. Hidden objects are painting details rather than a cabinet or area full of objects. If you love art and art history, you'll enjoy this game! November 20, 2011
More than One Way to Play! I love this game! I've played it through several times now. After I played through the first time, I thought that it might be fun to play through it again and buy forgeries on purpose - and concentrate on the forgeries moreso than the real paintings. It does give the game a bit of a different aspect and can also make the game play take a bit longer since you're fiddling about in the cafes trying to sell the forgeries moreso than filling the galleries you've purchased. The most important thing to remember is this: Buy low. Sell high! November 23, 2012
My New Favourite Waste of Time :) A new twist on hidden object games that works and is great fun :) It even makes sense that you are searching for things. The Art is beautiful and is part of what makes the game so much fun to play. You really feel like you are creating art collections and becoming a better art dealer ;) I love everything about this game, it's not especially story-driven or atmospheric, but it dosen't need to be. I have just been playing for around 5 hours straight and didn't notice the time fly. (I don't know how long the game is, it didn't feel like I was nearing the end of the game) There is a spot-the-difference element which I think can probably be avoided completely if you don't like that kind of thing, but again within the story it makes sense, and I definitely think it adds something good. May 29, 2012
Fun and informative Visually stimulating and full of interesting paintings. Great way to take a break from life. There are no time constraints and you can minimize and pick up right where you left off. November 11, 2011
Surprisingly Good I don't usually choose to play this kind of game and so was pleasantly surprised when I found it so much fun. I was so engrossed I didn't realise how much time had flown by! I think I may have learnt a little about art too. March 2, 2013
Best Game I've Ever Played! I absolutely love this game and look forward to the next time I can play it. The graphics are the best I've ever seen in a computer game. There are no time limits, which I like, and the player has a lot of freedom to fly around the world to buy and sell works of art without a lot of artificial constraints. The Hidden Object elements are challenging but not impossible and the difficulty varies which I like. I also enjoy looking at the fabulous art work - which is REAL - and you get to learn about art while you're playing! I highly recommend this game for anyone who likes something intellectually stimulating. January 2, 2013
Great Game for TM Lovers I can't say anything different from the others, except that I have been looking for a game that involves buying and selling and upgrading. This game satisfies my urge to play a game similar to the Chocolatier games, which I play and replay all the time! You should give this game a chance; each time you play, it is different and a bit of a challenge. If you don't like to point and click like crazy and just want a relaxing game of traveling around the world developing your galleries by buying and selling art, then this little gem may just do the trick for you. No real cons about the game, except that I hoped that there would be more galleries to buy and furnish and more locations; but, hey, you can't have everything! Give this game a whirl; you won't be dissatisfied! September 4, 2012
Excellence in "FUN" Learning! This is the most excellent "fun way to learn and play at the same time" game I've experienced in quite a while! If you are an art lover, you will love this game! If you are not an art lover...guess what?...you will love this game! It's colorful, with interesting cities to visit. It challenges your memory, observational skills and your ability to be truly quick...sometimes all of those at the same time!!! This game game is absolutely wonderful! March 23, 2012
DIfferent and challenging I played the hour demo. Took a bit to get the hang of the searching out the paintings, verifying authenticity, dealing with the gallery owners, auction houses and private dealers. You are basically starting up your own venture business in the art world. So it is more than a hidden object game as you have to manage your money, deal with the bank, negotiate prices and calculate who is interested in what art and calculate how to make a profit and what city has what piece of art. I would imagine the replay value is good as there are so many variables to this game. I enjoyed it once I got the hang of it and will add it to my "To Buy" list!! February 2, 2012
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