How to play Kingdom of Loathing: The Home Game on Mac

Game summary

To promote their browser game Kingdom of Loathing, some of its developers put together a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure 'zine to distribute at the San Diego Comic Convention July 20-23rd 2006 and give its patrons a taste of the game's whimsical stickman artwork and distinctly bent sense of humour, what with the absurd character classes (disco bandit?) and the economy based on (sculptable) meat products. Obsessive fans being what they are, not long after the convention the real-world version of the game found itself converted back to an electronic format with the blessing and authorization of its creators.
First released: Jul 2006

Play Kingdom of Loathing: The Home Game on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Kingdom of Loathing: The Home Game on a Mac is through Parallels, which allows you to virtualize a Windows machine on Macs. The setup is very easy and it works for Apple Silicon Macs as well as for older Intel-based Macs.

Parallels supports the latest version of DirectX and OpenGL, allowing you to play the latest PC games on any Mac. The latest version of DirectX is up to 20% faster.

Our favorite feature of Parallels Desktop is that when you turn off your virtual machine, all the unused disk space gets returned to your main OS, thus minimizing resource waste (which used to be a problem with virtualization).

Kingdom of Loathing: The Home Game installation steps for Mac

Step 1
Go to and download the latest version of the software.
Step 2
Follow the installation process and make sure you allow Parallels in your Mac’s security preferences (it will prompt you to do so).
Step 3
When prompted, download and install Windows 10. The download is around 5.7GB. Make sure you give it all the permissions that it asks for.
Step 4
Once Windows is done installing, you are ready to go. All that’s left to do is install Kingdom of Loathing: The Home Game like you would on any PC.
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