Tales of the Crystals is a unique imagination game for up to four players. It features an exciting audio cassette to guide you and your friends through four amazing adventures. There are five basic steps that you will do when playing an adventure. They are:
1. Listen to the audio cassette and turn it off as directed.
2. Complete the challenge the audio cassette has asked of you.
3. Complete the task on a card.
4. Write down the highlights of the adventure in the Journal.
5. Return to the audio cassette and listen to its next segment.
This game includes doorknob tags which mark the rooms in your house that you visit, similar to Jewels in the Attic. Location flags include The Secret Garden, Orianna's Glen, Whispering Forest, Castle of Dread, and The Village.