The Nancy Drew universe has some pretty cozy fireplaces, I mean, even I can’t blame Charlie 😂. I absolutely love fireplaces. If I was in the Sound of Music and had to make a song about my favorite things they would definitely make the first verse.
The ambience and aesthetic of Icicle Creek Lodge’s fireplace probably make it my very favorite in the Nancy Drew universe. I love the crackling fire and the cozy wintery feel.
One honorable mention is the fireplace of Wickford castle.
One game I completely forgot even had a fireplace was Castle Malloy! It is probably my least favorite, as the giant hole in the structure of the house probably sucks away any warmth put out by the fire! But man, it does have some pretty cool suits of armor on either side.
One game I wish had a crackling fire is Curse of Blackmoor Manor. How cool would a fireplace in Brigette’s room have been! I can just picture it, there would have been some sort of puzzle/design with tiles that would light up like constellations from the glow of the fire. Maybe even a second chance scene if you go to bed without putting out the fire. Or if you touch the tiles of the puzzle after the fireplace has been going on too long you burn yourself and have to leave. I tried googling inspiration pictures to share with you but the closest thing I could get to what I am picturing is this from a website called Royal Design Studio.
All of this fireplace reminiscing is in credit to a fan who recently created this AMAZING video of all the “Cozy Fireplaces of the Nancy Drew Games.” What makes me love this video so much is they added background music from all the different games! I have had this video playing nonstop today while I worked. I, unfortunately, live on the 3rd floor of an apartment above a restaurant and my cute little (and dare I say dream apartment) is missing only one thing–a fireplace. So, with the thanks to Goob and Jetpack’s video, I now know what video will be playing all winter long on my tv to really make me feel like it’s the holidays!
Which in-game fireplace is your favorite?