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#11 Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor





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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!

Bonus strategy guide for interactive adventure game: Curse of Blackmoor Manor






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Game Features

  • 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

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


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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






Game Assets

“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 great……it’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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 45 reviews
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!

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!


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.

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.


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.

My favorite!

Out of all the Nancy Drew mystery games I have played, "The Curse of Blackmoor Manor" has been one of the most complex and exciting. There were many puzzles, but it was so satisfying when they linked together in the end.

Will play again and again

This game has everything that I am looking for in a ND game. It has mystery and spookiness and makes you hunger for more. This game had me on the edge of my seat and really intrigued by its history and stories. Keep them coming!

Mystery on the Moors

Nancy is in England at Blackmoor Manor, visit Linda an old friend at the urging of Linda's mother. Something is very wrong with Linda, she stays in bed behind a curtain all day long and won't let anyone see her. Has Linda been cursed, is there really a Beast of Blackmoor?

Go on a ghost hunt, play games with Jane, bake cakes for Loulou the parrot. Discover the secret treasure guarded by generations of Penvellyn's.

This is a great spooky game, you just want to keep playing until you reach the end!

Little Red Riding Hood this ain't

So this one was not my favorite ND game, but it was worth the play through. Now I know when I win the lottery, I am going to have a slide put in the house because that just looked incredibly fun. I have to say, I did not see this ending coming at all. Would not have picked that baddie in a million years, so the game gets four stars just for that alone. Well, that and the parrot. That bird was hilarious, and scared me the first time I passed by the covered cage. I wish there were a little bit more interaction with the characters, but I do realize this was an earlier game, and the interaction between the heroine and the characters has improved 100%. The only other thing I didn't care for was the time constraint. It just is not something I like on most games as I like being able to explore and don't want to have to stare at my phone every 5 minutes or race to the nearest clock so I don't miss bed time. Other than that, good game!

Not my fave

I love Nancy Drew games and have played them with my dad ever since I was like 7 or 8. But this one wasn't my favorite. I thought all the puzzles were way too difficult. I first tried this with my dad when I was like 10 and never finished. Then I tried a gain at age 11 and still couldn't do it. Now I'm 13 and it's still too hard for me. I don't like how the characters barley talk to you and the moving room puzzle was IMPOSSIBLE!!!!! I had to use a cheat and It still took me a million tries. It was too hard and I was disappointed.

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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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