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Nancy Drew®: Warnings at Waverly Academy

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.


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Game Features

  • Play as Nancy Drew and go undercover at a exclusive girls’ academy
  • Immerse yourself in the high school drama by text messages, cramming for projects, and navigating social cliques
  • Run the school snack bar and play air hockey in the student lounge
  • Choose from junior or senior detective difficulty levels


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ESRB Rating:




10 to Adult



Retail Release October 2009


Operating System:

Windows® XP/Vista/7


Minimum System Requirements:

  • 1 GHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU, 256 MB of RAM
  • 1 GB or more of hard drive space
  • 32 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible video card
  • 16 bit DirectX compatible sound card
  • 24X CD-ROM drive, mouse, and speakers

Game Assets

“The Her Interactive “Nancy Drew” series has achieved great popularity because all of the games feature two compelling components: a great mystery and fascinating puzzles. “Warnings at Waverly Academy” is no exception.“ ~USAToday

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“Nancy Drew Warnings at Waverly Academy is a great example of what a good adventure game for teens should embody. The setting is current and relevant, while incorporating imaginative details that are fun to experience. The puzzles are engaging without being too taxing, and are mixed into the story nicely. The plot is paced well.“ ~PC GameZone


“Very high production values. Great characters. Creative use of your cellphone. Interesting variety of puzzles. No need to win arcade-style games.“ ~Gamezebo

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Not a school for chumps

Mar 17, 2015 by Angela

I really was not sure what to expect from this game. Reading the customer reviews is what made me give this one a try. Even though I pretty much pegged the bad girl early on, I still enjoyed a lot of the game. The mini games were a fun distraction, and I managed to not discover Paige at all (with the way they warn you about her, you'd think she was some 6'2" amazon with a personality like Ms. Trunchbull from the movie "Matilda"). I was a little disappointed with the cast of supporting characters. There was just something missing from them. They were the cliche all girl's school stereotype (with the exception of Rachel). Maybe I got spoiled with my first ND games being "The Deadly Device" and "The Tomb of the Lost Queen", as the cast of characters in there were so full of history, life, unique quirks and so on. Regardless, this game was worth the play through, and I would still recommend it to others who are looking for another ND game to play.


Oct 31, 2014 by Lauren Reynolds

I really loved this game. I love it so much I've played it 14 times. It is probably my favorite one. But GTH is a close second.

My favorite!!

Oct 06, 2014 by Sarah Sheathelm

I like this game because of how suspenseful it is. You never know what will happen next or what will be lurking around the corner so you have to be ready for anything. Also, this is the one where I met my favorite character, Mel Corbalis. Beware of Paige.

My favorite!!

Oct 06, 2014 by Sarah Sheathelm

I like this one because it's suspenseful and you don't know what will happen next. Also it is the game where I met my favorite character ever, Mel! You don't know what will be lurking around the next corner will be so watch out!! But, beware of Paige.

Good game

Oct 05, 2014 by fiachra doyle

This was one of my favourite of the games it was fairly simple and most of the puzzles were good but there were a few that I didn't like for example the puzzle to see Rachel's twin on the door I did not like. This game had a good plot line and the culprit was surprising I thought the characters were good and Mel was my favourite. I would give this game a 8 out of 10.


Oct 05, 2014 by rachel

This game combined so many of my favorite things there was no way I wasn't going to like it. Extremely fun. The plot twist with Rachel was alittle weird though, just seemed really unlikely but it is a kids game after all I guess it doesn't always have to be believable.

Interesting plot

Oct 05, 2014 by Linn

As the ND game I've played the most, it's safe to say I really enjoyed this one. I would recommend this game to any Nancy or Poe fan. To me the air hockey and darts were annoying elements, thankfully you don't have to deal all that much with them.

My favorite game!

Oct 05, 2014 by Alexandra

This is my favorite Nancy Drew game! That's saying a lot, because I enjoyed playing every single one of these games, my other favorites being The Captive Curse, Alibi in Ashes, The Deadly Device, and Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon. But this one is special to me because of its atmosphere and how fun the puzzles were - you really feel like you're undercover in a boarding school, all on your own and sneaking around in the middle of the night, following clues in someone's old journal entries. I also loved how as the game went on, the weather in the game changed, and it felt cozy to solve a mystery in a big boarding school while is falling outside. There are also a lot of great suspects (the most suspects I can remember in any game), and the plot is really mysterious, with a lot of interesting twists. Plus, although it's definitely spooky, the game is not too spooky for younger players. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who enjoys a good mystery!

one of my favorites

Oct 05, 2014 by holly

This game is simple and somewhat quick, so great for beginners. The puzzles are diverse and great. Its a nice twist on an old story.

One of the Best Nancy Drew Games!!

Oct 05, 2014 by Victoria J.

I love this game Nancy Drew because it mixes high school life with the mystery that Nancy Drew has to solve which is a good challenge.

4.8 5.0 42 42 I really was not sure what to expect from this game. Reading the customer reviews is what made me give this one a try. Even though I pretty much pegged the bad girl early on, I s Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy

Izzy Romero

The Queen Bee herself, Izzy is at the top of the social ladder. She’s the student body president and the life of the party. Keeping her crown as the queen of the school is no easy feat though. Is she resorting to scare tactics to keep everyone else from threatening her position at the top?


Nancy Drew Character: Izzy


Mel Corbalis

A self-professed outcast and a recluse, Mel spends most of her time disliking the social cliques in school and practicing her cello. She was automatically accepted because she comes from a long line of alumnae, but she doesn’t really want to attend Waverly. Would she send threats to the other girls to bring down the social ladder?


Nancy Drew Character: Mel


Leela Yadav

Leela is the all-star athlete, who is as fierce at competing academically as she is on the soccer field. With the race for valedictorian heating up and the contenders so close in rank, would Leela’s need to win at all costs drive her to make drastic plans to gain the competitive edge?


Nancy Drew Character: Leela


Corine Myers

Although Corine may be the smartest of the valedictorian candidates, she doesn’t really fit in with the group. The other girls think she tries too hard to be popular and don’t include her in their parties. If Corine can’t join the ‘in-crowd’, then maybe she can get their attention in other ways…


Nancy Drew Character: Corine


Rachel Hubbard

Three weeks ago, Rachel nearly had the title for valedictorian in the bag, but then she failed a test! In order for her to regain the lead, all of the other girls would also need to fail a test or paper. Scaring the other girls with threatening notes from the Black Cat would certainly distract them from their studies…


Nancy Drew Character: Rachel

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