Sorcery Is for Saps 12+

Steal the sorcerer's identity

Choice of Games LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 20 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



As an apprentice sorcerer, you should never steal your master's identity. But what if that's the only way to save the kingdom?

"Sorcery Is for Saps" is a 200,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Hilari Bell and Anna-Maria Crum, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Will your powers save the cursed king--or will you turn traitor and seize the throne yourself? You can probably break a simple kindness curse, but there are dark forces at work and you may be in over your head before you can say “Abracadabra.”

Throw in your lot with scheming councilors, the attractive heir, or even go to work for the invaders. But whether you choose to save the king or your own neck, one thing is clear—this is your big chance!

‪Magic, power, or true love—which will you choose? In "Sorcery Is for Saps," you'll find it's easier than waving a wand.

• ‪Be a hero or turn traitor, seduced by a sexy spy.
• ‪Play as male or female, gay, straight, or bi.
• ‪Steal a rival wizard's inventions.
• ‪Fight the maniacal, mechanical, magical monkey.
• Power up for politics, succeed at sorcery, or just get really, really rich.
• ‪Trade barbs with your snarky familiar. Or will you kow-tow to a sarcastic ferret?
• End up as a sorcerer, a royal councilor, a villain, or a mouse. (Literally. You can be turned into a mouse.)

What’s New

Version 1.1.8

Bug fixes. If you enjoy "Sorcery Is for Saps", please leave us a written review. It really helps!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Farah Arantes ,

Pretty good!

The story is one of my favorites so far. Most of the choices don't seem to make any difference on the plot (so not a lot of replayability value), but instead they make the story very personal - your choices affect how your character acts but not necessarily the outcome. In a way that seems more impressive since the writing still makes sense and flows better than some stories that seem to take your choices and pop them into premade blanks but branch into many different success/fail options.

TheSuperhumanSlytherin ,

Loved it

I thought this game was very fun, but a little pricey. $6 is a lot, and Choice of Games should lower the price. But if you love fantasy, the money is definitely worth it. The story line is incredibly enjoyable, and I’m actually playing it for the 5th time and still getting different results. One thing I didn’t like (this will be a spoiler so don’t read on if you haven’t finished the game) was that you couldn’t have a romantic relationship with Lyle/Lily. In the end, he/she always refuses you. I really liked Lyle/Lily and I wish you could end up with her/him. I wish you could end up with Camille too. It’d be cool to see what happened if you chose the “dark one” in the love square. As much as I’m criticizing this game, I did love it and I will recommend it to my friends.

JJRandomGamer ,

5 stars

I haven’t bought the full game yet because I’m broke rn but the story so far is very good I like how you can choose different options and get different outcomes and like whoever 10/10 would recommend

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