Message in a Haunted Mansion Archives


Threats? Puuuhlease!

We shared this Nancy Drew moment recently from Message in a Haunted Mansion: I always got excited to receive a threatening note from strangers. It means I was getting closer to the truth and really annoying the culprit(s)! Did this note scare you? Have there been notes that scared you in the past? Do you […]

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It’s Throwback Thursday! (ND Style!)

You may have seen a couple of these already posted to our social media sites, but if you are visiting for the first time or are just catching up, this is a new picture series we started. it highlights those classic memories from playing the older Nancy Drew games. I loved finding this when I […]

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Returning Game Fears

Have you experienced this Nancy Drew moment? Whenever I play a Nancy Drew game like Message in a Haunted Mansion, I usually know what’s coming next. However, I always fear entering the parlor because I haven’t quite figured out when the fire happens. Every time I pass through the door I hold my breath and […]

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Memorizing the Games

For those of us players who like to replay the Nancy Drew mysteries over and over, we tend to memorize random parts. For example, certain quotes like “Fifty drumsticks, please! Chicken, that is. Cluck, cluck!” or even “You’re asking the wrong amnesiac!” Other things we might remember would be where to find an Easter egg […]

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Weekend Puzzle #227

It’s a beautiful day here at Her Interactive. The sky is blue, the sun is out, it’s freezing cold, and the geese are ice skating on the slough. During lunch today we played board games, as we often do on Fridays. When we get back to our desks, we are busy working on art and […]

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Playing for Second Chances

One of the fun things about playing a Nancy Drew game are “second chances”. While they are very appreciated at the times where you fail at something or do something wrong, these second chance sequences can also be entertaining. Have you ever purposefully made a mistake or purposefully done something wrong in the game just […]

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The Little Spooks

We shared this classic Nancy Drew moment today: It’s another one of my favorites. When you hear the whisper “I seeeeeeee yooooooooou” on the staircase and when you look at just the right moment at the girl portrait on the wall…she blinks. This is perhaps one of the scariest moments playing a Nancy Drew game […]

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Production in Rain

We’ve pretty much started our fall season here in Washington. Thunderstorms and heavy rain showers remind me mostly of Message in a Haunted Mansion, or at least the opening scene for it. I hope we have more thunder and lightning in our future games, because that is a classic scary-game-style element. “So what’s going on […]

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Startling Moments!

Today is a good day to start talking about the game play of Ghost of Thornton Hall. One of the true things about the older games (when I didn’t know what was going to happen) that made me nervous was every time that I was about to turn a corner, or enter a new environment. […]

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A Lovely Spring Day….with Tacos

Yet another Taco food truck stopped by today in the next-door parking lot, so of course I rushed over for elevensies to get tacos…which looked like a glorious mess and therefore I didn’t take a picture. But they were amazing! A couple hours later I went back for a second lunch to try the gorditas, […]

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