I actually found out about KQ through a catalogue they (Still Sierra) included in about every-'Leisure Suit Larry- purchase I made and once I found a way to get it. Even then, it was quite late (in the series), but I got the 'King's Quest Collector's Edition, Celebrating Sierra On-Line's 15th Anniversary Multimedia CD for PC'. Since I wanted to play through them as fast as possible I also purchased the Third Edition of Peter Spear's KQ Companion. I liked it so much I bought KQVII (and its Official Hint Guide) and MoE without ever thinking about it. Unfortunately, that's about as far as my memory can go, it's really crappy. By that time (MoE))I had ventured onto the 'Net and found the Sierra forum very helpful in getting through MoE so never needed a hint book for that one. Through that forum I think I somehow must have found my way here (then still by its former name KQ IX, I'm an official oldbie).