"A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle"
by Scottish poet Hugh MacDiarmid
was published in 1926.

@LadyOrTheTiger wanted to know
what happened to the titular drunk man.
Did he prick his thumbs on the thistle's needles?

Play the game to find out.

Made for Gaming Like It's 1926.
From January 1st 2022, works from 1926
entered the public domain.

This narrative game documents the process
of a pleb decoding a rather baffling poem.

UPDATE: Winner of Best Digital Game.
Thank you to Techdirt for the lovely write-up.

Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
TagsNarrative, Story Rich, Twine


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While I applaud (and was entertained by) your efforts, the first three lines of that poem gave me a headache, so I don't think it's safe for me to explore it any further.


Congrats on winning Best Digital Game! Can you email me to pick your prize? randylubin@gmail.com

I was entertained!


Happy to hear :) Thank you for stopping by!

Wow. Just Wow. That was a really fantastic journey! Thank you for making this!


Thanks so much for playing!