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Big Fish Editor's Choice! This title was selected for its exceptional quality and overwhelmingly positive reviews from our Game Club beta testers.

Mariaglorum Company brings you a chilling new case in Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger!

When a police station is attacked, you're called in to help investigate. Things take an unexpected turn when the clues point to an ancient dagger and the spectre that wields it! With such a dangerous foe, and countless families in danger, can you uncover the fiend’s origins and save the day? Find out in this spine-tingling hidden-object puzzle adventure game!

See what our Beta testers had to say:

“An excellent game! Plenty of puzzles and innovative hidden object puzzles. Graphics are superb, HOPs are clear and not the usual shades of grey and lilac.”  - Sofia, beta tester

“Wow! Unusual, challenging puzzles, intriguing storyline, great graphics and voiceover sync. This game has everything.”  - Nick, beta tester


  • Defeat a persistent enemy in the bonus chapter!
  • Consult the helpful strategy guide.
  • Search each location for hidden collectibles!
  • Enjoy exclusive music, wallpapers, concept art, and more!

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 1.6 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 736 MB

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Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger Collector's Edition is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A GREAT GAME I highly recommend this game. I am a fun of 2010, 2012 big fish Games and I had lost hope to see again similar games, finally I had find that excellent game. I enjoyed the puzzles, the story and something very positive for me it was not very long.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from claws This is a great series, and number seven goes to a new level! The devs have really let their imaginations loose and produced the most inventive game I've played for a long time. I'm not very far through yet, and I want to make it last as long as possible.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Masterpiece I am so enthralled with the story and different challenges of the puzzles, I highly recommend this game. It runs very smoothly and when you think you don't have a puzzle, it's staring you in the face. Very hard to pull yourself away and I know every player out there will enjoy it.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I thoroughly enjoyed this game. The story line was fantastic! The graphics were mostly on point except sometimes a character would look like the characters in an old ps2 game. The bonus game took off right where the main game ended and was a very nice complete conclusion to a wonderful fun game.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DEFEAT THE DARK KING REVIEW OF COMPLETED GAME AND BONUS What a terrific game and I really enjoyed it. There are: * Voiceovers (with dialogue); * Casual, Advanced, Expert and Custom modes; * Interactive map; * Find 23 crowns (in main game only); * Achievements room; * Find 8 Collections (characters). The graphics are great - colours are bright but not garish and everywhere is clear to see - no gloomy scenes. The music is orchestral and nice to listen to. The hidden object games are highly interactive straightforward, silhouette, finding similar pairs and finding one item to use to find another, etc. Items are clear to see and each HOP takes around 3-5 minutes to do. There are a huge variety of different mini-games to play. These are all very easy to do. I've seen them all before but I always enjoy doing them again. Even if you don't like mini-games much, these are all very accomplishable to do in a short amount of time. There are 23 crowns to find throughout the main game. Some of these are very well hidden which I loved. Get them all and you get an achievement. This is the first game in ages that I really had to look hard to find them. I found I didn't need to use the interactive map at all because you only travelling within a few scenes at a time before you move on. This time the bonus game carries on from the main game, so if you are waiting to get the SE, I just wanted to let you know now. All up the game and bonus took me about 6 hours or so, playing during the week. I thought it was quite a long game, probably because there is so much to do in each scene. Overall, a decent adventure with a sense of urgency that will keep you busy. Happy playing fishies.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it Been a while since I found a game as engaging as this one. While I am one who usually hates puzzles the majority of these felt me like mini games and weren't mind boggling. The HO scenes were terrific, the story line was engaging. (unlike some recent games from other developers that seemed tedious to play and remain unfinished)
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ONE OF THE BEST................ MYSTERY OF THE ANCIENTS A 5 STAR PLUS! BASED ON TOTAL GAME.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshingly excellent! Hidden object adventures can get a little ho-hum sometimes. They also tend toward storylines or premises that feel a bit... goofy. But Black Dagger surprised me all the way through from start to finish. This was a very high quality game in terms of story, characters, voice acting, animation and artwork. Mariaglorum has put together something where all of the parts work, and work well. For a change, I even really enjoyed the bonus chapter. Sometimes the bonus game feels obviously tacked on; this one not only made sense as a "next step" in the larger story, but it was just as well crafted as the main game. I love a good redemption story, and Black Dagger's was handled well. My only complaint (which didn't detract TOO much from the experience) is that some of the tasks got pretty repetitive. How many times can you reasonably be expected to have to melt a bit of wax with a match? Also, I'd really love it if we could stop throwing away knives and pairs of scissors after the first use. We KNOW we're going to need them again in two minutes. Still, based on the overall experience that stuff wasn't worth knocking off even one star. Duncan was a great sidekick to have around. Reliable, level-headed, and didn't have that irritating tendency to run off in the middle of the action. We could use more helpful humans like him, and fewer squeaky-voiced cutesy animal helpers. Probably didn't hurt that he was super easy on the eyes. :) Black Dagger was a great way to spend a Saturday and I'm pretty bummed that I finished it. Can't recommend it enough!
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best One Yet!! I have all the games in the MOA series and this is the best one I've seen - they've outdone themselves. I beta tested this game and have been watching for it to come out. I absolutely love all the puzzles in this one and got so engrossed in the story, especially toward the end, I forgot to look for all the extras, lol! I'll find them next time though, because I'll play this one over and over, just as I've done with their others.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS GAME HAS SO MANY PUZZLES! THE HOP'S HAVE PUZZLES, THE ACHIEVEMENTS HAVE PUZZLES, EVEN THE PUZZLES HAVE PUZZLES! The enemy has breached the castle gates, as they stand at the threshold, they make their demands. "You can't hide in the castle forever, your armies are defeated, and your black magic is useless, we've won, surrender!" The King had no intention of surrendering, and his black magic is anything but useless, in fact, what he does next, may very well, punish the townspeople for generations to come! Sure, this story has been done before, but I gotta give Mariaglorum credit for putting a fresh perspective aspect to an age old storyline. The graphics for the most part are fantastic, but at times, seem cartoonish within zoom zones or Hidden Object Scenes. But the one thing that stands out in this game, are the abundance of Mini Game Puzzles, not just small easy puzzles, but multi-layered puzzles, puzzles that are creative and FUN! I also fell in love with the fact that this game starts out in Medieval Times, but fast forwards into modern times. In this Collector's Edition version, there are 23 Hidden Crowns to search for, and 8 Character Figurines to Collect. One feature I've always liked, that's offered by this dev, is that you can refer to the Collections Icon, and see exactly where you missed finding a collectible, because the missing collectible spot glows and tells you which scene the missing collectible is located in. I also like the unique Achievement they always offer, of answering simple questions about the game, to see if you're paying attention to details. The Hidden Object Scenes themselves aren't that special, but they are highly interactive. What does make them special, is the fact that they have included Mini Games, the keyword here being Game(s) Which I will list in the next paragraph. As I said earlier, I felt like the graphics could have been less cartoonish within the HOP's and Zoom Zones. The Mini Games, well, quite frankly, I had a blast, this game is a Puzzle Geeks dream come true! There are so many puzzles in this game, so if you're not into a game heavy on the puzzle side, you may want to sit this game out. Below are brief descriptions of some of the games you'll encounter during the demo: 1) Click on tumbler wheels to match symbols shown on the clue, that automatically posts above the lock. (I do miss the good ole days of having to remember clues or refer to your journal!) 2) Sift through several keys to find the key that matches the image on the clue. 3) A three part super puzzle #1: Move the wires by adjusting various sliders so that none of the wires intersect. 4) #2:Select and drag two colored switches to the tiles of partial symbols so that the two images combined, match the colored symbol shown. 5) #3: Reassemble the image by swapping square puzzle tiles. 6) HOP puzzle: Align the radio waves, by adjusting a slider bar and two different adjustment knobs. 7) Assemble torn picture fragments to complete the image. 8) Use directional arrows on the GPS map to locate the correct destination. 9) Guide the raccoon through the dimly lit maze, to find two fuzes. 10) Create paths between matching colored locks by drawing a line between each lock without crossing paths. This Collector's Edition version has 18 Wallpapers, 30 Concept Art pictures, 8 Music Soundtracks, 6 Movie Videos, 7 Achievements to earn in 3 different categories, (including an achievement for answering simple game questions) Jigsaw Puzzle to assemble, 23 Hidden Crowns, 8 Collectible Character figurines, a built in Strategy Guide and a Bonus Chapter, enjoy! MYSTERY OF THE ANCIENTS GAMES AVAILABLE Title***Collector's Edition Release Date***Average Rating 1-Lockwood Manor (September 22-2011) 4.2 2-Curse of the Black Water (November 1-2012) 4.5 3-Three Guardians (January 30-2014) 4.5 4-Deadly Cold (February 5-2015) 4.1 5-Mud Water Creek (April 14-2016) 4.2 6-The Sealed And Forgotten (March 2-2017) 4.0 7-Black Dagger (February 15-2018) n/a by: Mariaglorum Company Mariaglorum Games Available Mystery of the Ancients/League of Light/Kate Arrow/Bonfire Stories
Date published: 2018-02-15
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