Friday, December 6, 2019

12 Days of Nancy Drew Games To Play

Happy Blogmas Day 2!  For todays post I’m going to be sharing 12 Nancy Drew games you should play this Christmas.  Every year I always pull out my favorite wintery themed Nancy Drew games and play them with my twin Daniella and this year is no different.  So if you want more of a vacation or a wintery wonderland, this list will have it all.  So let’s get started!

“Nancy Drew unexpectedly finds herself in Salem, Massachusetts investigating an arson on the Hathorne estate. The Hathorne House was originally constructed by Judge John Hathorne, inquisitor of the infamous Salem witch trials and the final home to 102-year-old Frances Tuttle, his last direct descendant. When Tuttle passed away, the estate became city property and while the mayor was seeking a manager to oversee the estate the home burst into flames.
The ongoing investigation has turned up little evidence but concerned citizens have accused Mei Parry of arson and are pressuring the police to arrest the secretive teenager. As Nancy races to uncover the truth behind the arson, she discovers connections to the house’s past with the Salem trials and finds herself drawn into a struggle with supernatural events that she simply can’t explain. Nancy’s convictions are put to the test. Are the ghosts real? Has Salem’s dark history come to life, or is there someone else to blame? Time is short, and Nancy must find the answers before the clock strikes midnight.”

This game of course is on top of my list with the game only being released on yesterday on December 3rd.  I have been so excited for this game to be released and the only thing I can think about is playing this game!  I can’t wait to play it and hopefully once I finish, I will also write my review for the game as well.  I’ve heard that this game is also going to be longer than most of the other games so I can’t wait to spend a tone of time in it.

“While snowed-in at the Wickford Castle Ski Resort you, as Nancy Drew, are trapped in a place that’s as strange as its history. The castle is a riddle, full of dead-ends and detours that hint at a legend left behind by Marie Antoinette! Solve baffling puzzles, search concealed rooms, interview evasive suspects, and sidestep danger on the hunt for a secret that the doomed queen was desperate to hide in Nancy Drew: Treasure in the Royal Tower.”

This has to be one of my favorite games to play in winter.  With the falling snow outside of this beautifully designed castle keeping in all the warmth from the ragging blizzard outside.  Though there isn’t much time spend outside in this game, I still love the cozy atmosphere that the castle and just how there is so much to explore.

“Take a Wild Ride into Terror and Trickery to Rein in a Ghostly Secret!
Ropin’, ridin’ and revenge. A ranch vacation takes a terrifying turn when a ghostly horse appears in this mystery game. Is it driven by the vengeful commands of its long-dead master, Dirk Valentine? Or is a living villain behind the ranch’s string of bad luck? It’s up to you, as Nancy Drew, to figure out who’s wearing the black hat before your investigation is ambushed in Nancy Drew: Secret of Shadow Ranch!”

Instead of playing a game that reminds you of the cold, maybe you looking for a dryer climate where the sun shines high and phantom horses roam the desert landscape looking for its owner?  Well, The Secret of Shadow Ranch is the place for you.  Even though I live in AZ, where this game takes place, I still enjoy playing as it reminds me of home.

“Catch this train — it’s your ticket to solving a century-old mystery!
The Hardy Boys have invited you, as Nancy Drew, on a train ride out West hosted by beautiful and prominent socialite, Lori Girard. Lori has gathered the greatest minds in mystery to solve a century-old secret and the haunted train is their best clue. The luxurious train once belonged to Jake Hurley, who set out long ago to find the mother lode during mining mania. Years later, Jake’s train was found in Blue Moon Canyon with the engineer slumped over in the car – dead. Jake had mysteriously vanished… Climb aboard, as Nancy Drew, and see if you can uncover the truth at the end of the line in Nancy Drew: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon!”

Who wouldn’t want to hop on a train bound to who know were with Frank and Joe Hardy and a bunch of other famous celebrities.  I know I would and this game, though it isn’t exactly a 100% wintery themed game, it is still so much fun and I couldn’t imaging my gaming list with out playing this game.

“Team up with the Hardy Boys® and Track an Ancient Legend Through Hawaii!
You, as Nancy Drew, go to Hawaii to serve as a research assistant to Dr. Quigley Kim. A devastating scourge is destroying the pineapple crop causing residents to whisper that a local research compound has awoken the legendary Kane ‘Okala. Upon arriving, Nancy discovers the camp ravaged and Dr. Kim missing. Coincidentally, the Hardy Boys are also on the Island to complete a top-secret mission, but it’s up to Nancy to uncover this intricate web of mysteries in Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave!”

Maybe instead of a dry desert, you're looking for more of a tropical vacation hot spot?  Well The Creature of Kapu Cave is your next location as it is the perfect place to get away, fish, collect shells to make necklaces, and hunt for bugs in the jungle!

“Follow a Trail to Hidden Secrets and Sabotage! Nancy Drew travels to the Canadian Rockies to investigate the Icicle Creek Lodge. Chantal, the owner of the lodge has asked her to uncover the culprit behind a recent string of suspicious accidents. A wolf also appears at the site of accidents and then mysteriously disappears when the police arrive. As Nancy makes her way to the lodge, an explosion rocks the night. A wolf howls mournfully in the distance. Nancy has barely set foot on the premises and already trouble is afoot! Can Nancy solve this mystery before all the guests leave and Chantal is left out in the cold?”

This has to be my second favorite winter game.  I just loved walking around out in the snow while solving this mystery.  Though you do have those days in game where you are trapped inside, no worry you can just sit my the fire and play a game of Fox and Geese with Bill Kessler.

“Infiltrate a Carnevale of Criminals in Italy! Somewhere beyond the bright piazzas and open markets of the Venice Carnevale lurks a masked thief. Despite months of investigations, the Italian police remain helpless as stolen treasures vanish in the night. That’s why the authorities asked you, as detective Nancy Drew, to join the case to infiltrate a dangerous crime syndicate and catch this phantom thief before he or she destroys the heart of Venice in Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice!”

Italy!  The one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  This if you're looking to spend time more time brushing up on your Italian, working with the Italian version of the US’s of the FBI, while pretending to be an American Spy then you will highly enjoy playing this game.

“Enroll in a School Plagued by Suspicions and Lies! You, as Nancy Drew, are undercover at a prestigious girls’ boarding school to discover the culprit behind threatening notes and dangerous accidents aimed at its valedictorian candidates! Is there a secret someone wants to protect or are the girls playing games to scare away the competition – permanently? Solve the mystery before the threats turn deadly and you’re expelled from Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy! Please Note: The physical version of this game is sold out and has been officially retired, however, the digital download version is still available.”

Though this game doesn’t get snow for a little bit.  I still consider this a wintery themed game as the snow fall around the schools grounds creating a beautiful snowy landscape while you investigate a mysterious set of notes sent to Valedictorian students.

“Escape the Smoky Intrigue of a Hometown Inferno!
A local contest turns into an arson scene and now deceit smolders among the charred ruins of the River Heights Town Hall. Police have several suspects, but well-placed incriminating evidence and poisonous local gossip compelled authorities to make only one arrest: Nancy Drew. Can you, as the teenage detective and her closest friends, catch the real arsonist and extinguish the accusations among the embers?”

Unearth Sinister Secrets in an Ancient Egyptian Tomb!
Egyptologists and archaeologists are abuzz about recent discoveries by a university dig team, but suspicious accidents left the group isolated and leaderless. Is a curse burying their progress or is someone sabotaging their success? Find out as you assume the role of Nancy Drew and uncover the lost secrets buried within the Tomb of the Lost Queen!

This winter, you could also spend you Christmas time in Egypt searching for the Lost Queen.  This game is so much fun since you get to explore a tomb and become an archaeologist yourself!  The only thing you need to make sure if you don’t get curse looking in places you shouldn’t be.

“An Elusive Killer Shocks a High-Tech Lab! Fear lingers in a remote laboratory after a physicist’s suspicious demise. A police investigation resulted in nothing except a case as cold as the secretive personalities and steel walls that enshroud a top-secret Tesla-inspired facility. That’s why the lab owner asked you, as detective Nancy Drew, to expose the terrifying truth about The Deadly Device!”

Each and every morning/night in the game show us the pretty Colorado snow in the game.  Though we never physically get to walk around in it in the game, I still thing that this game is so much fun to play.  My favorite part has to be the gummy bears in game.

“Set a Course for Danger and Discovery!
The celebrated ship “Heerlijkheid,” is usually the centerpiece of an Icelandic town’s local festival. Now that its captain has disappeared, the renovated vessel has become an eerie distraction. Did Captain Magnus sail away with a legendary treasure, or was he carried off into the night? Take the helm as detective Nancy Drew and set a course for the Sea of Darkness!”

Now if you want a really cold themed game, Sea of Darkness is your go to game.  With it being set in Iceland, its so cold you can see your breath in the air as you walk through this cute little Icelandic town.

Thank you everyone for reading!  All of these games are so much fun to play and this winter I’m hoping that I will get to play them all!  So what Nancy Drew games are you playing this month?  I would love to know down in the comments.  If you want to get any elf these games for yourself, you can get them at Her Interactive, or you can get them on Steam!

Until next time,

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