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#07 Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake



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Nancy Drew®: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake

Hunt for Clues on the Trail of a Pack of Phantom Hounds!

You, as Nancy Drew, must pick up the cold trail left by a notorious gangster who once lived in the lakeside cabin recently purchased by Nancy’s friend. Are the ghostly legends true, or is there a flesh and blood answer to the dogs’ haunting howls? Decipher cryptic puzzles, search through shadowy wood, creepy old houses, interview suspicious characters, and dodge danger to sniff out the truth behind local legends to solve the mystery in Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake.

Bonus strategy guide for mystery adventure game Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake






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Game Features

  • Explore a cemetery and a speakeasy
  • Take photos of birds and collect bugs
  • Find your way out of the maze in the forest
  • Choose from junior or senior detective difficulty levels
  • Learn about Prohibition and gangsters from the 1920s
  • Solve Roman numeral puzzles

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 November 2002


Operating System:

Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10


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


Minimum System Requirements:

  • 200 MHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • 160MB or more of hard drive space
  • 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible graphics video card
  • 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible stereo sound card
  • 8X CD-ROM drive, mouse, and speakers






Game Assets

“A great adventure game that will require thought and perseverance to finish. The story is exciting and offers a little spookiness in the beginning; in fact, some younger players may be scared at first, which parents should be aware of. Whether your kids are Nancy Drew fans or not, this game will interest most teens and many adults, as well.” ~PC GameZone


“Ghost Dogs isn’t a bad little game and deserves the FFC thumb up! It’s the perfect game for a beginner just starting out or an experienced adventurer looking for a mystery that isn’t too tough on those “little grey cells.” ~FourFatChicks

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“I would recommend any and all of the titles in this series to adventure gamers everywhere. Of the lot, Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake is one of the best. I am pleased that Her Interactive acquired the rights to produce these games, and that there are more to come. I think that if you want the gaming equivalent of slipping into your favorite PJs and coziest chair for an engaging and fun mental diversion, you can’t go wrong with Nancy Drew in general, and Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake in particular. So with that in mind, this reviewer highly recommends Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake.” ~Mr. Bill’s Adventureland

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 29 reviews

This game is so great I want to play it over and over again (and I have :D). I love exploring the forest and taking pictures of different birds. Overall, great game!


I've played this game twice now and both in one day! This is a great beginner game! It is fun, well made, easy, and quick!

an oldie, but a goodie!

This game is without a doubt one of the spookiest Nancy Drew games out there. I think it is right up there with Thornton Hall and Crystal Skull! The characters were a little bit creepy, especially Em. It was cool to learn about the 20s. Also, because of this game I still know the scientific name for the barred owl: strix varia!

One of my all time favorite ND games !!!

I just finished solving this ND game !!! I've been playing these games since the beginning !!! This one is by far one of my all time favorites !!! Love the scenery and the chance to spend so much time outside !!!!! And I must say that this game's puzzles didn't stress me out like today's puzzles do. I had a lot of fun solving this one !!!

So much fun!

I played this with my best friend two or three years ago, and it's one of the memories I'll never forget. It was so much fun to talk about the game and laugh the whole way through. The critters puzzle wasn't my favorite, but hilarious as I would make her do that part because I got too scared. The bird puzzle was very long and tiresome as well, but not terrible. The plot was pretty good (the ghost dogs were adorable, lol I love dogs) and the characters were ok. I honestly did prefer to learn about Malone than talk to any of the characters but that's my opinion. All in all I give this game a 4/5.

Good Doggy Great Game

Ghost dogs are attacking Sally's cabin at moon lake, she's fled in terror and Nancy is there all alone. Who could be behind these vicious attacks?

Okay so I love the fact that there is a hidden speakeasy from prohibition and we get to explore it. There are only three suspects in this case but there are clues that point to all of them so it's not any easier to solve until you get to the end. The scene where the dogs attack the house is startling the first time you watch it, but it a good way. In this game we get to take pictures of birds, hunt for bugs, escape a burning building and learn about an old gold heist...gold hmm?

Loved this game!

I would love to see this one remastered for Mac! This game was so much fun, and had such unexpected twists and turns. I love the characters, and the entire lay out of the game. I love the plot of the story and the character were incredible. I played this game countless times, and still would if it worked my computer.

Love this game!

I love this game! It has that scare factor at times!(I still get scared at times!)
I love the story line!
the characters where really thought out!
great graphics
Amazing details
Great game for Beginners!
and overall I love this game and enjoy playing it over and over again!

Really Cool

This one is probably my second favorite right behind "Warnings at Waverly Academy" and right in front of "Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon". This one is in slot number 2 because it has a really cool plot and the dogs are adorable.

Game Review

This was the first ND game I ever played. It's a great game for beginners, mixing mystery with curiosity, a maze (the woods) and just a bit of fear (the dogs). One of the great things about this game is you get to travel around and see where these characters like to be, from a shop to a station to a tree.

The downside would be some of the puzzles. Searching for bugs can be such a pain, and the puzzle with the four dog statues being turned the right way stumped me. Some of them were really fun though, and if ever anything is too challenging there's always the online explanations to the games.

I took a little bit away because of some of the games. It's still one of the better Nancy Drew games in my eyes.

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Emily Griffen

The owner of Emily’s Emporium seems friendly enough, but why is she so unwilling to lend equipment when you need it the most? Perhaps Emily has something to hide and doesn’t want to give away the tools to solve the case.


Emily Griffen, owner of Emily’s Emporium



Jeff Akers

Jeff is the disgruntled local park ranger with family ties to the Malone legend. He has access to information that no one else knows, so could he be on the hunt for buried treasure? What means would he take to stop others and to keep it all for himself?


Jeff Akers, park ranger



Red Knott

Others may be creeped out by the darkness, but Red, an avid bird watcher, sleeps during the day so he can make bird calls at night. Fascinated by unsolved mysteries, this strange suspect may be after the fame of unearthing a mobster’s treasure.


Red Knott, bird watcher






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