The Widow's Boutique 12+

A historical visual novel

Tidvis AS

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings
    • $2.99



This is the expanded and translated version of Fru Sems valg, the Norwegian visual novel which won three game awards at Spillprisen 2022.

Step into a small town society of the 1820s in this historically accurate visual novel, filled with drama, dresses and danger!

You are Mrs. Sem, recently widowed and back on the social scene of Christiania (today Oslo), a small town like any other on the outskirts of Europe in the 1820s. Making your way back into society you can explore exciting locations and meet the people in town!

Go to balls, concerts and socialize. You gain social standing through your interactions with the romantic interests and the people you meet in town. Go on dates and promenades, and maybe you'll even find a proposal or two in your mail. Remember to hold your friends close but your enemies closer...

Having inherited a drapery business from your late husband, you must maneuver prejudice as well as the challenging economic times. This is where you earn money by providing expert advice to your costumers on textiles, fashion and sewing techniques. Will you import goods legally or do you choose to smuggle? And are you woman enough to face the consequences of your choices?

What’s New

Version 1.1.7

Updated description and icon.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Just another iPhone addict ,

Fantastic game about a widow & her fabric shop in early 19th-century Norway!

The game—OK, I guess it’s technically a “visual novel”, but it feels like a game—plunks you down in 1820s Oslo (then apparently called Christiania), where you have to survive the financial & social travails of running your own fabric shop, amidst a backdrop of smuggling, theater, tea, romance, & the life of a port city more generally. There’s also a delightful cat. Highly recommended!!

Eve Rafter ,

Loved it!

I loved it! I have a niche interest for Regency Era mobile games, so as soon as I saw this one, I bought it on the spot! It’s fun, challenging, and historically accurate! I’m a happy camper!

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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