Key & Compass presents:
Screw the Boston Tea Party
by Iain Merrick

Screw the Boston Tea Party is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 2001 by Iain Merrick. It was a participant in the Speed-IF −1 event.

In this game, you play as Mother Theresa, secretly employed by American revolutionaries to sow discord. Arrogant English aristocrats are sailing into Boston harbour with their luxurious tea! It's time to teach those pampered fops a lesson!

This solution is by David Welbourn.


gustav, w d Jolly-boat(docked) Jolly-boat(off theport side) Englishship (onthe dock) Conven-ienceStore Boston BostonHarbour Englishship (inthe hold) gustav, e u


> x me. i. x money. w.

Convenience Store

And screw the shopkeeper too, it seems. It doesn't matter to him whether you pay for his merchandise, only that you have just one "valuable" item at a time when you leave.

> x cob. x baby. x monkey. x corkscrew. drop money. take cob. e. e.

Boston Harbour

> x Gustav. n. give cob to Gustav. w. w.

Convenience Store

> take corkscrew. e. e. n.

> Gustav, e.

> e. d.

The English ship (in the hold)

> x hull. x crate. open crate. x tea. screw hull with corkscrew.

*** You have won ***





Note that you can only carry one of these items out of the store at a time.

Thank You to my Patreon supporters

This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!

I'm still creating new walkthroughs! Larger ones too! Please visit my Patreon account if you're interested in helping me create more interactive fiction walkthroughs. I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks again.