Discover who — or what — is behind the mysterious accidents in a house full of secrets!
Nancy Drew is invited, by a friend, to San Francisco to assist in the renovation of a Victorian mansion. But there are other uninvited guests, visitors from the past–spirits who want the place all to themselves. Nancy suspects that there is another force at work: greed. In a house full of trap doors and secret tunnels, breaking glass and suspicious fires, one misstep and Nancy won’t stand a ghost of a chance in Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion!
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10 to Adult
Retail Release November 2000
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“I found Message In a Haunted Mansion to be much better than its predecessors — it is a delightful game and one that I highly recommend for the entire family. The ease of gameplay, clean and simple interface, the strength of the plot, the interesting scenery and choice of difficulty levels all contributed to my overall rating.” ~Universal Hint System
“Ever since their games first came to my attention, I have been a staunch admirer of Her Interactive. I really like the fact that they design games for girls (that everyone can enjoy), with no stereotypes, no overt educational value, and absolute respect for girls’ intellectual abilities. A lofty goal to be sure, and well-met, but was Message in a Haunted Mansion actually fun? I think so! I had a great time playing it!” ~FourFatChicks
“Message in a Haunted Mansion scores especially high in the area of personal identification. Role playing is at the heart of the game. The user becomes Nancy, becomes an amateur sleuth, becomes the person peeking into suitcases and musty drawers.” ~ GirlsTech
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This was my first ND game and favorite computer game across the board. I started playing when I was 10 and have played most of the other games in the ND series. I wish this could be remastered and made compatible for Macs. I would purchase and download in a second, especially now that the whole world is in quarantine. Honestly, I'd download any of the classics if they were made compatible for Macs.
i think this is one of the first Nancy Drew games i ever played and it has some good memory's in it. yes its very spooky like with the ghosts and sounds you hear but it turns out that lady was doing it all. I still cant believe that Nancy would go into a dark underground tunnel at night with no flashlight! and even in ghost dogs of moon lake she would walk around at night in the forest Nancy Drew is by far the bravest girl ive ever seen even if shes just a video game character. the ending was good it seems that the older Nancy Drew games are much better then the newer ones except for a couple. i highly recommend this one.
As the first game in the series I ever played, it'll always hold a special spot in my heart. The puzzles, the mystery, the plot, the thrills, all of it was good. "Listen my child to this story of dreams..."
This game is the reason a I started playing video games I remember playing this a countless amount of times! I wish it was available for the MAC because I could rediscovery it once more. Would highly recommend you pick this up!! #classic
This is the best game in the series. The graphics are not good because it is an old game but the gameplay is phenomenal.
This was the first Nancy I ever played - my aunt introduced it to me during the holidays when i was a little girl. It got me hooked for life, and to this day remains one of my absolute favorites of all the games.
Easily one of the scariest games. I still can't play it alone. Amazing plot/backstory. I love Abby's character. Again, music is fabulous.
I first played this game when I was 10 and it was and still will be in my top 5 list of favorite Nancy Drew games. It was creepy, the puzzles were challenging but fun, the characters were well thought out and the story was magical. I highly recommend this game!
This game will forever be one of my favorite Nancy Drew games of all time. Being my first Nancy Drew game and my longest in length taken to win I'll always love this game.
This game offered the player spookiness and a fun mystery that made you actually think to buy it.
First got this game when I was 5 and it scared me half to death. Finished the game when I was 9 after I got over the scariness of it. Great game definitely worth the money. This game is definitely a Nancy Drew classic.
This one & "The Final Scene" are my two favorites. My sister and I would play them as kids and loved how creepy and challenging they were. I'm not as interested in the newer ones because they feel a bit more "kid-friendly." Obviously the games all are kid-friendly for good reason, and of course, playing it as a 10-year-old will feel different than playing it as a 24-year-old, but I can't see the newer games having something as creepy and "adult" as a seance scene, which is kind of a bummer.
She met Rose Green in River Heights during a stint directing a school play and together they purchased the Victorian mansion. Abby has a fascination for the supernatural and believes the mansion is truly haunted. Is she trying to turn her beliefs into reality?
Charlie is working on the house renovations and secretly lives in the mansion’s hidden room. Affable, adorable, endearing and sincerely nice, is Charlie causing the delay in renovations so it will extend his job and free-of-charge stay?
An antique dealer and Victorian era expert, Louis has agreed to consult with Rose on decoration in return for access to her library. However, he doesn’t seem to know as much as he says he does, so could he be causing the distractions?
A retired teacher who invested all of her savings into the Victorian mansion to convert it into a bed-and-breakfast. Is Rose starting to have second thoughts about the wisdom of her investments given the delayed schedule in renovating the house? Find out in this amazing adventure game!