Holiday Planning

We are starting the planning on Thanksgiving and Christmas events and sales, so I’ve been brainstorming a few fun things. BUT… I could use your help! The first project involves many items. Here’s the list I need help making: what are the most iconic items you remember from all the Nancy Drew games? For example: KoKo Kringles, and phone charms. Here’s a few things I wrote down already. What do you think?


My second project involves a video or two. My question for you is this: when you think of the Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice season, what do you think of? Specific songs? Traditions? Items? Decorations? Themes? Activities? Foods?

We do have a fan birthday to celebrate!


On a separate note:

In case you heard rumors or noticed, confidential company information was leaked and a few fans were excited to share a cheat for the old Nancy Drew games. The person who originally shared this info broke our Non-Disclosure Agreement by sharing this. We have asked our fellow fans to help us keep this internal code from spreading our private secret to other players. We hope that Nancy Drew fans will understand the need to take down this info. We really appreciate your discretion before sharing this confidential information, and we thank you.

-Little Jackalope


20 responses to “Holiday Planning”

  1. Andrew Baldwin says:

    Maya Nguyen’s Press Pass -FIN


    Jim Archer’s Clock -CLK

    Marie Antionette’s Journal -TRT

    The 3 medallions -TRT

    King Pacal Jade Carving -SSH

    Black Cat Note -WAC

    Crystal Skull -CRY

    Minette’s Mask -DAN

    Nancy’s Clues Challenge note -ASH

    Sandwich -DDI

    Video tapes -SCK

    Connie Watson’s Judo Medallion -SCK

    Suki the Robotic Cat -SAW

    Mattie’s Desk Key -STFD

    Awards Cards -MED

    Sea Shell Necklaces -CRE

    Cake -CUR

    Nico’s Phantom Mask -VEN

    For the video project I think of friends and family.

  2. Huw Miller says:

    The classic ND key could be an icon you could use if that’s not already written down. To answer the second question, I always think of snow and skiing because that tends to be what I do at that time of year!

  3. Jana says:

    Thank you for the about out-Ally was very excited! 🙂

  4. Kaliaceae says:

    Haha, you take notes on graph paper too!

    When I think of the holiday season, I think of cold weather, hot cocoa, eggnog. Turkey. Friends. Family.

    George Washington crossing the Delaware River.

  5. Will says:

    Andrew hit all the points honestly! I can’t think of anything that wasn’t covered by the two of you… save maybe dead roses, which have been a staple in a few ND games!(But they don’t hold a whole lot of holiday cheer D:)

    For Christmas I think of glittering and glowing decor, a large family dinner, and of course the classic “A Christmas Carol” movie~

  6. Molly says:

    Hi LJ! 😀 Thought I’d help contribute to the item’s list!

    Magnifying Glass

    Cookies – SPY

    Dead Rose – GTH

    Mask you see hanging in the club – VEN

    Dolls – HAU

    Pictograms(did I say that right?) – SHA

    Junior Park Ranger Pin – DOG

    Scarlet Hand on paper – SSH

    A (little) Jackalope – SPY/TOT

    Poe book – WAC

    Monster board game piece – CAP

    And that’s all I can think of at the moment! I hope this helps even a little!
    Also when I think of the Christmas season, I think of pretty lights and decorations, snow, and family 🙂

    Have a nice day!


  7. LS says:

    Hmm… there are so many things! Maybe a fun pass or fundae from the Haunted Carousel, a Pa Penny from TOT, Scopa Cards from VEN, or an arrowhead from SHA.

  8. iglookat says:

    Scarlet hand note
    Magnifying glass
    Nancy voodoo doll
    Scopa card
    Message in a bottle
    Scotland bag
    Lift control
    Brass ring
    Golden Chinese character
    Mercury’s wand
    Loulou cake

  9. KAte says:

    Hey Little Jackalope, I just came across an amazing tool for learning Morse code. It’s a spread sheet chart. The diagram lets you follow with your pencil based on dit or dash to determine your letter. Practice 15 min a day and you’ll have it memorized in no time! Pretty amazing. The website even has slow speed morse code for beginners for ease of listening. I though the Nancy Drew fans might want to know about this. I know I was super excited to see that the diagram really does work and knowing that the games do use Morse code often it’s a nice little thing to have in your back pocket. Hopefully I’ll get my Morse code memorized soon. It’s amazing the speed of the coders during WWII. They could just listen and immediately tell you the sentence and message coming through. Here’s the website with the graph . Enjoy! -Kate

  10. Rachel Lawrence says:

    1) I don’t know if this has already been mentioned, but the birthday cake in the Secret of Shadow Ranch is a classic image!

    2) When I think of the Christmas holidays, I think of the “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” song, warm fires, hot cocoa, chocolate chip cookies, and of course snow!

  11. Jackson says:

    I always remember that painting in the passage in CLK, it is something like Creepy’s Corner

    Krolmeister anything

    Nancy’s Catsuit in VEN

    the fortune teller machine in HAU

    Gummi Bears in DED

    Bento boxes in SAW

    Message in a bottle and sandcastles from DDI

  12. Nancy says:

    Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys Mega Mystery: A Crime For Christmas.

    There hasn’t been a winter-holiday game yet. Maybe you could use one. After all, MID is sort of a Halloween game. Why not have Christmas/Hanukkah, Easter, New Years, and even Valentine’s Day.
    I’ve also come up with a couple of game plot ideas (it’s more like a collection of thoughts and ideas from several people I know).

    Ned has been kidnapped and only ND can find him.

    Undercover in Russia (no more details)

    A friend invites Nancy to stay with her in Israel, but the friend gets abducted. Nancy must now team up with Israeli law enforcement to find him/her.

    Reports of vampires appear in [insert country here] and Nancy must get to the bottom it.

    Comic book style antihero has drawn Nancy to Chicago to learn about vigilantism and stop this caped criminal

    While volunteering at a nursing home, a patient thinks Nancy is his late wife and tells her of a great treasure and that HE KNOWS WHERE IT IS. Unfortunately he dies, but not before giving her a clue.

    I know none of these have anything to do with the holidays, but maybe your people can gather inspiration from this. 🙂

  13. Hailey aka HappyPuppyHarley says:

    Was that about Arglefhump’s video?

  14. Audrey says:

    I was thinking it would be cool to like make a box/basket of items from one game, like for Curse of Blackmoor Manor have like glow sticks, the constellation match-up game, a book on cockney and recipes for the meals(loop-de-loop, bangers and mash. pinky and perky and a dogs eye)
    just an idea though.

  15. Tracy says:

    I really miss the Good News Bad News second chance screens.

  16. felicity18 says:

    Hey LJ!

    Here are some words that to me describe Christmas:

    Christmas songs


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