Journals and Scrapbooks

The older Nancy Drew games had mysteries heavily based on exploration. There weren’t very many puzzles and activities, but there were large environments to explore and new rooms and locked areas to discover. In those games (like Treasure in the Royal Tower) Nancy didn’t really need a task list or notebook. Perhaps she remembered the few things needed, but there wasn’t much of a “to-do” list to refer to for help when she got stuck or needed a nudge in the right direction of knowing what to do next.

In the later games, especially the newer titles, Nancy greatly benefits from a journal, notebook, or task list. Some players (like me) need to keep a task list on hand to take down notes or reminders. So I have plenty of loose papers and journals for these games.

When the mystery is over, it’s fun to see that Nancy has kept a scrapbook and various souvenirs from her adventures. Do you keep a journal or fun scrapbook for Nancy Drew games? Check out Larry’s own scrapbook below!

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-Little Jackalope

12 responses to “Journals and Scrapbooks”

  1. That is so cool! I never thought about keeping a task list as much as writing down hints for next time I play where I got stuck last time. I will have to see about making one. I have a binder for my favorite parts of the Nancy Drew books. I read it when I don’t have time to read an entire book but want to read my favorite parts.
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  2. Sheesh4 says:

    Cool scrapbook!!! I like to take notes when I play games. Usually my notes are on information about the characters or plot that I learn from the characters.

    Also, I’m just wondering but do you guys give tours or have visiting hours at your office? Would I have to schedule a time to come? If I was from out of state but was visiting family in the area could I still visit?

  3. NANCYGEEK says:

    i made a scrapbook and add a page for each game… very fun (: i also made a paper doll collection and a outfit for Nancy for each game. i love to do those little extra things LOL. (:

    -NANCYGEEK

  4. jadyn byrne says:

    I started making a “folder” of all my own walkthroughs i typed with pictures and things about every game like awards, easter eggs , ect. At school…..so ill have to continue next year to try and finish in 🙂

  5. jadyn byrne says:

    I started making a “folder” of all my own walkthroughs i typed with pictures and things about every game like awards, easter eggs , ect. At school…..so ill have to continue next year to try and finish it 🙂

  6. Katie says:

    My Nancy Drew notebook is full of clues and screenshots and maps and suspect photos. I love it. I have spent a lot of time on it. I am actually on #2 because the first one is full. ASH was the last case I was able to fit into it. I started out playing the games and just using random scrap paper to help me remember information and clues as I played. When I finished a game, I’d throw them out. Then I’d replay the games and have to do it all over again, so I decided to make my notes a more permanent home.

    Here are a few photos :

    http://imgur.com/fRzoTZh

    http://imgur.com/ZJqeou2

  7. Foundation2430 says:

    I used to do that as well. I have almost all the Nancy Drew books, and I cannot pick a favorite. One of my memorable ones would be the very 1st one. Secret of the Old Clock. It was really fun to read. Then HER made their 12th game, The Secret of the Old Clock. It was extremely fun to play. I really like the shed scene. Have you read any of the Nancy Drew Case files? They are pretty cool. I like the Hardy Boys as well. They are good, too.

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