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#21 Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy


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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.


PLEASE NOTE: At Her Interactive, we are committed to sustainability practices focused on building a better world for future generations. Thus, we only offer digital versions of our strategy guides.


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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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May 25, 2016 by Marion Fontanez

I love Warning At Waverly Academy!!!!

Very Interactive

May 08, 2016 by Sadie

My favorite game yet. I wish I went to a boarding school after this!


Dec 23, 2015 by Hannah

This was my first Nancy Drew game, I probably got it back in 2010 or 2011, and I still enjoy replaying it. The puzzles are challenging but not too challenging, and the characters were great. I wouldn't recommend this as a first game though, the puzzles can be a bit difficult if you don't really know what you're doing. If you have played a few Nancy Drew games and you're ready for a challenge then this is the game for you, if not then I recommend The Haunted Carousel as a first game.

Great game

Jul 05, 2015 by Mia

Was very happy after finishing this one. I liked the idea and interacting with the people. My only regret is that there weren't many places to explore

A Student of Mystery

Apr 20, 2015 by Miri

Nancy Drew is undercover at an all girls boarding school, looking for the student responsible for dangerous pranks, discover how this is connected to a long dead teacher and her black cat.

Nancy, calling herself Becca Sawyer gets to work at the snack shop filling food orders, play air hockey and scram with Leela the jock. Beware of Izzy the queen bee, buddy up with your roommate Corine and Mel the goth next door. Help Rachel, an outcast student, with her class project, outwit a tricky squirrel and sneak around the halls at night, but don't get caught or you'll get demerits.

I love this game, it's one of my favorites.

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.

4.8 5.0 47 47 I love Warning At Waverly Academy!!!! 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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