If you could…

Hey, there super sleuths!

If you could go back and replay ONE Nancy Drew game for the first time which would it be? I mean, the culprit, all the puzzle solutions, the kooky characters would all be lost from memory! You’d have no idea what to expect and you would get to experience the game all over again with no idea what is coming next.

This is such a hard idea for me. Part of me initially thought I’d like to experience Curse of Blackmoor Manor all over again. I played it over the weekend and it was the first time I triggered ALL the optional hauntings involving the Beast of Blackmoor. Since these are sometimes hard to get during organic gameplay, I am hesitant to pick Curse of Blackmoor Manor as my choice.

The Secret of the Old Clock then came to mind, but I loved reading that book as a kid and even though the game is different than the book, I could never play it without kind of knowing what is happening.

I *think* I finally am landing on Secret of Shadow Ranch. The big ending is so exciting I would love to experience it again and have no idea what is coming. I also think it is just task-heavy enough where it keeps the game flow going even if you aren’t sure what to do next. Maybe it was just because I was a kid, but I absolutely had no idea who the culprit was going to be. When I replay the game now it seems so obvious! But I know what clues to look for and what clues are just a red herring. I’d love to play this game as an adult and see if I could solve the mystery before Nancy does.

What games do you wish you could play for the first time again? Let me know in the comments below!  Maybe your answers and reasonings will make me rethink mine!



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15 responses to “If you could…”

  1. Madi says:

    I’m thinking maybe Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake or Alibi in Ashes, too of my favorites. I’m not sure how many times I’ve played Alibi, but it doesn’t get old for me, I don’t think I guessed the culprit correctly the first time I played it, so it’d be interesting with having played all the other Nancy Drew games if I could. Another one I thought of is Tomb of the Lost Queen which is probably in my top 5 favorites.

  2. StandingHaiku says:

    Message in a Haunted Mansion. It was the first game I ever played and still one of my favorites. I got it for my 8th birthday. It took a week to beat it, because it was sooo scary, I had to keep stop playing when it got dark. It’s minor puzzle heavy, which is right up my alley. Wish I could start all over 🙂

  3. TC says:

    Phantom of Venice. It’s one of my favorites anyway, but it’s such a good combination of everything I love in a Nancy Drew game! The characters and puzzles are good, there’s Nancy-Drew spying and sneaking and scary almost-caught situations, different things to buy, a good repeatable puzzle (Scopa), plus extras like being able to choose wardrobe options, foods to sample, and Easter Eggs. It’s the perfect recipe for a game. 🙂

  4. budford says:

    Treasure In Royal Tower, That was the first game I played in the series, I loved the location the atmosphere the music everything. I wish the series would go back to games like that.

  5. Kylie R Komejan says:

    ghost Dogs, Shadow Ranch, and Curse of blackmoor!
    MY three faves

  6. Madi says:

    Kind of random… will Her Interactive ever have a discord server for the fan community? I just recently joined one an author had and it is really fun to be able to chat with the author and other fans and I think it would be really fun to be able to chat with other ND fans and even have a section where people can ask for help/hints on a game their playing.

  7. Amy Christine says:

    I kind of want to say all of them! =D But if I do have to say just one thing, it would probably be Stay Tuned for Danger or The Haunted Carousel or…Yeah sorry, can’t pick just one! Maybe Ghost of Thornon Hall or The Deadly Device…

  8. Jbug says:

    Definitely SPY! There’s soooo many surprises in that game from story line to locations to puzzles, and the end is pretty epic.

  9. DrewGirl99 says:

    The Original Secrets Can Kill

    • Indy says:

      Oh my goodness that game was the last one I finished because as a kid it scared the pants off of me! When I finally finished it at 15 I felt so silly that it had ever scared me. – Indy

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