Seasons greetings fellow sleuths!
I always get so excited around this time of year for many reasons–obviously the holidays and everything that comes with those, the weather getting cooler and, of course, playing Nancy Drew! I don’t know about you, but I love playing certain games depending on the season. When the summer comes around my go-to’s are Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake and Secret of Shadow Ranch. However, I wanted to focus today on the games I enjoy most around the winter.
Starting strong, I love to play Treasure in the Royal Tower (TRT) during wintertime! It’ll be late at night (The “witching hour” as my favorite professor calls it) and I am all snuggled up while roaming the halls of Wickford Castle, finding out long-lost secrets about Marie Antoinette! From the atmosphere, the characters, and the story in TRT–this game has it all! I love how it can be fun, mysterious, and warm. I recommend this one for other night owls this winter season!
This next one might be a little more obvious, but I love playing White Wolf of Icicle Creek during the long, chilly months! The music and atmosphere set the scene for a white winter. I know this isn’t a crowd favorite but I also kind of love Fox and Geese! I love how challenging it is and when you get to use the different tokens during the game (if you know, you know) it just adds more depth to the game itself! From snowball fights to riding a snowmobile to ice fishing–this game transports you to a snowy, exciting, and at times very dangerous, winter vacation.
This last one is a personal fave of mine but I LOVE The Deadly Device! I love all the science and physics you get to learn about, the history of Nikola Tesla, and of course how to constantly be a menace to the one and only Mason Quinto! This game is the ultimate brain teaser, and I came out of it having a new respect for Tesla and his work as well as gummy bears. Let me set the scene: It’s chilly outside, you’re cuddled up in your favorite sweater, and, if you’re me, your favorite sweatpants, under a nice big blanket drinking a warm cup of tea. The first thing I am doing is starting this game!
What games are your favorites to play during the winter? Let me know in the comments below and happy sleuthing this holiday season!