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#11 Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor

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10 to Adult
Retail Release October 2004

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Nancy Drew®: Curse of Blackmoor Manor

Delve into Dark Legends Lurking in the Shadow of an Old English Mansion!

All is not well in Blackmoor Manor, a fourteenth century English mansion haunted by a tragic past. You, as Nancy Drew, embark on your first international adventure to visit Linda Penvellyn, your neighbor’s daughter and newlywed wife of a British diplomat. A mysterious malady keeps Linda hidden behind thick bed curtains. Is she hiding from something or someone, or is a more menacing threat stalking her? Face your fears to find the truth in Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor!

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You’ll get this free strategy guide walkthrough with your purchase of the game from Her Interactive.

Already own the game? You can purchase the Official Digital Strategy guide here!


“Blackmoor is a sure winner. It has a good, strong story line, the primo ingredient in any game, and the developers have attended to details in a way that their enthusiasm becomes apparent throughout the gameplay.” ~Just Adventure

“The gameplay is exactly right: intriguing, engaging and challenging, without being frustrating. The game is long enough, and not too long... The puzzles are great, the mini-games are's a great game.” ~PC GameZone

“The best of the Nancy Drew adventures to date, and even if you don't like the series, this is one you just might wish to try. A well written story, colorful graphics, and interesting puzzles make this a winner.” ~GameBoomers

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 by avery g

Great game. I love it so much. Me and my sister just had to play it again. (bridget with her eyes so bright looks tord heaven at midnight on the longest night of year thats the one she holds most dear starry friends shes often herd her say how i wish that i could make you stay she knows though they cant remain time will bring them back again) Keep making games like this one.

 by Cate
curse of Blackmoor manor

great game. the atmosphere was a little spooky but to me thats not a bad thing. that one lady makes me nervous though..Ethil.. i feel bad for Linda her hiding behind a curtain makes it very depressing talking to her and sometimes your mad that nancy wont pull it off! you never get to see her! jane is just weird.. a little sad acually. the ending was surprising and good the music is great. but the best part is making these awful gross parrot foods and making lulu sick and getting sent home or keep knocking on mrs.Drakes room at night and waking her up XD

 by Mary
The Puzzles Take Time

I thoroughly enjoyed this game. It was a little scary at times, but not too bad! I loved the conservatory. I wish that I could have explored the kitchen. The puzzles take patience. One took me two days to understand, but it paid off. With some I ended up looking online for the answers, but I could have done them with more time and patience. The culprit was not who I thought it would be. I enjoyed playing the games with Jane!

 by Geavonna
All Time Favorite

This is one of the first games I played at about age 7, some ten years ago. I still get nightmares about it, really. I played with my mom as a child and I remember this one being particularly difficult so it definitely isn't a beginners game. It's a classic and my all time favorite of the oldies and I would LOVE to see a remastered version.

 by help

i got eaten by a plant.

 by Sydney
I love this game!

The creepy atmosphere, the bizarre plot, and the overall feel of this game are what makes me love ND. The setting is mysterious and beautiful. I still remember the song about Bridget... Fun and interactive. I love this game!

 by Anke
One of the best

This is one of my favorites. It's one of the old ones, but the setting is so beautiful, the plot great and the characters are quite funny. The ending was a little to far-fetched in my opinion (the end puzzle, that is), and playing the games with Jane over and over again is sometimes annoying. But overall, super game!

 by Hannah

This is one of my favorite games. The environment is great, the puzzles are great, and the characters are great. I love how every puzzle has a purpose, and that purpose is to solve the ending puzzle, and it just all ties in very nicely. Is it just me or is the moving rooms puzzle so much fun? And beware of Ethel, you'll understand why I said that when you get to the part.

 by c
Pretty good

I liked this game. It was a little confusing when it came to the passages under/around the manor, and I'm still not sure what those little 'ghosts' were supposed to be, but the setting was really cool, especially Nancy's room! I loved learning about astronomy/astrology and alchemy, which made the puzzles really interesting. Worth playing.

 by April

Even at 22 years old, this game still creeps me out (with the red eyes in the window and the mysterious night-time figure). It was easily one of the more challenging ND games but the puzzles are definitely worth it! I may end up taking another stab at it....with the lights on, at least.

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ESRB Rating:





10 to Adult


Retail Release October 2004

Operating System:

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

Additional installation instructions may be required for Windows Vista/7. Click here for more information.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • 400MHz Pentium
  • 64MB RAM
  • 300 MB hard drive space
  • 16-bit color graphics video card with at least 16MB of VRAM
  • 16-bit Windows-compatible stereo sound card
  • 12X CD ROM
  • Mouse and Speakers








  • Solve puzzles based on heraldry, astronomy, and alchemy
  • Explore an enormous English mansion with hidden passages and mazes
  • Play fun mini-games such as Bul, Skull and Bones, and jigsaw puzzles
  • Choose from junior or senior detective difficulty levels
  • Learn the history of the English witch trials
  • Decode ancient ruins

Game Characteristics

  • Point & Click Gameplay
  • Mystery Adventure Genre
  • Interactive Storyline
  • Strong Female Protagonist
  • Rich and Intriguing Characters
  • Single Player Game
  • First Person POV
  • Subtle Hints System
  • Challenging Puzzles
  • Gorgeous Environments
  • Detective Investigation
  • Immersive Controls
  • Realistic Settings

Nigel Mookerjee

A historian currently researching and cataloguing the Blackmoor Manor library. Nigel is interested in writing a history of the Penvellyn family. Could he be the one who can help find the key to unlocking the past? But what’s really behind his keen interest in the manor and its quirky inhabitants?

Nigel Mookerjee, historian

Ethel Bosinny

Ethel is Jane’s tutor and comes from a long line of tutors to the Penvellyn Clan. She is very mysterious; her oh-so-charming demeanor has an edge that hints at something deeper. Is there something painful in her past, or is she hiding a secret?

Ethel Bosinny, Jane’s tutor

Mrs. Drake

Grand-aunt to Jane and housekeeper of Blackmoor Manor. Mrs. Drake puts up a no-nonsense attitude and is truly confounded and frustrated with the recent spate of events. Outwardly she ‘pooh poohs’ the issue of curses and witches, but she is superstitious herself.

Mrs. Drake, Blackmoor Manor housekeeper

Linda Penvellyn

Linda married Hugh Penvellyn and recently moved from America to Blackmoor Manor, his ancestral home. She now refuses to let anyone see her face — even Nancy. She says there are some doors that should never be opened. What is she hiding besides her face?

Linda Penvellyn, Hugh’s hidden wife

Jane Penvellyn

Jane is unhappy with her move to Penvellyn Manor having enjoyed being raised in the US. Very curious and smart, she is knowledgeable of the manor’s secrets — is she stirring up trouble so she can go back home to her mom?

Jane Penvellyn, Linda’s daughter








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