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Cookies, Podcast, and Weekend Puzzle #348

As if you needed a needed another excuse to eat chocolate… it’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. 😉 You can bake a single cookie at a time in Warnings at Waverly Academy, but you get to make Mint chocolate chip cookies in Danger by Design, so we have a sale on it today! Today is […]

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Memes and Poster Art

We shared this picture over the weekend from Nancy Drew: The Final Scene… It was mentioned in the last podcast with Max Holechek. Our artists at the time had a sense of humor and created their own masterpieces. I dug these out of the archive for you to see them up close and enjoy the […]

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Podcast, Nancy Drew Stories and Weekend Puzzle #347

Huzzah! Our new podcast features Max Holechek, who was the creative director  for Treasure in the Royal Tower, The Final Scene, Secret of the Scarlet Hand, Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake, The Haunted Carousel, Danger on Deception Island, The Secret of Shadow Ranch, and is accredited to Curse of Blackmoor Manor. He also voiced miscellaneous […]

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In Between Games & Travel Moments

Here in the marketing team, we don’t work directly on making the games. When a game is finished, we present it in the very best red-carpet presentation that we think befits the game title. We get it ready, tease it out, put sales and holiday celebrations around the older ones, and find every way to […]

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Sunday Special: World UFO Day!

Welcome visitors from space! Today is World UFO Day, so we are celebrating Sonny Joon style, since he loves all things Aliens. Show us you best work! Download this coloring page from The Shattered Medallion here and share it with us on Social Media! Indy, Tess, and I each colored one. Behold! Two cows are […]

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A Castle on the Island – A Nancy Drew Moment

Last week on my trip to Victoria, BC (on Vancouver island) I toured a real life castle: Craigdarroch. The Scottish Dunsmuir family (Robert and Joan with two sons and eight daughters) lived here. I took several pictures, but here are only a few:   If you want to learn more about the castle and see […]

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Fascinating Facts About Nancy

A great article was posted recently by The Daily Dot, called “12 Fascinating Facts About the Feminist Icon.” Click here or on the picture to read it. They had many great facts about the history of Nancy Drew, and I tend to scrutinize these things, but I need to remember; it’s the heart that counts. […]

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WHO & Monday Reminders

We had a busy weekend at the WA Homeschoolers Organization convention! It was great being able to talk to new people about the Nancy Drew games, and pointing out the various different educational elements to the games. Greek mythology, Mayan cultures, forensics, chemical mixing, Marie Antoinette, ancient Egyptian history and so many more topics are […]

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Podcast, Convention, and Deception Island

Check out our new podcast! Subscribe to the iTunes podcast here or listen to the video below: Also, if you are in WA State, come visit us at our booth at the Washington Homeschoolers Organization! Today and tomorrow at the WA State Fairgrounds. Learn more about the convention here. Indy went on a little trip […]

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Blackmoor Memories

I was digging in the archives for some graphics inspiration and came across another great piece. Well… it’s not THAT great, but it is pretty cool! This was one of the concept ideas for the cover art of Curse of Blackmoor Manor. As much as I like it, I really like the final version much […]

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